AmeriCorps Project Conserve helps members grow their careers and empowers them to make a meaningful difference throughout their lives. A wide range of Project Conserve positions are available at 14 different conservation organizations in Western North Carolina. Project Conserve members strengthen conservation efforts through important roles that include:
Promoting healthy waterways
Restoring natural habitat
Building and maintaining trails
Monitoring conserved lands
Reforesting urban communities
Leading outings and events
Educating children and adults
Supporting citizen science
Project Conserve members receive a living stipend, education award, and other benefits. Learn more.
Typically, Project Conserve members serve full-time, 11-month terms. Some part-time or shorter-term service positions may also be offered. In most cases, members may apply for a second service term.
People of all ages (over 18) are invited to apply. AmeriCorps Project Conserve members are often starting careers in conservation, exploring new career directions, or seeking to expand their skills as community leaders, change-makers, and professionals.
Be a U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
Be at least 18 years of age at the commencement of service
Be available and commit to full-time service for the entire service term: members will serve a minimum of 1700 hours over the 11-month term, which is roughly full-time (40 hours per week).
Consent to a criminal history check and be cleared for service
Meet minimum education requirements (see individual service descriptions)
Compensation & Benefits
For 1700-hour positions members will receive
$19,880.00 living stipend (paid in equal installments via direct deposit, twice per month, minus taxes)
Health insurance reimbursement if eligible. Members are eligible for reimbursement for the full cost of a Health Insurance Marketplace bronze or catastrophic plan, OR up to $100 for a higher-level Marketplace plan. Members who maintain health insurance through a parent or spouse’s employer are not eligible for reimbursement.
Education award of $6,495.00 upon successful completion of the program. This award can be used to repay qualified student loans and to pay current educational expenses at eligible institutions of higher education and training programs. Learn more about the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award on AmeriCorps.gov/americorps-education-award
Mentorship, training, and professional development opportunities. Training may include Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Conflict Resolution, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.
About Conserving Carolina
Our mission is to protect, restore, and inspire appreciation of the natural world. We serve part of Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina.