We are now accepting applications for our 2021 Huron Pines AmeriCorps positions! If you are interested in conservation, want to make a difference, and develop your professional skills, consider joining the Huron Pines AmeriCorps team.
Huron Pines AmeriCorps is designed to provide Michigan conservation organizations with highly qualified individuals for a term of volunteer service. The program not only improves a conservation organization’s ability to protect Michigan’s natural resources, but it also provides members with real-world experience and training. With a living stipend and some attractive benefits, this program provides an opportunity to develop as a resource professional in the conservation community. AmeriCorps members will be placed throughout Michigan with a variety of organizations. Member activities include volunteer engagement, habitat restoration, environmental stewardship and developing new conservation services. AmeriCorps is a national service program engaging thousands of citizens in service every year. Visit https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps to learn more.
The Huron Pines AmeriCorps program is administered in Gaylord and members will be placed statewide including Alpena, Clinton Township, East Lansing, Hancock, Kalkaska, Lake City, Lansing, Leland, Mio, Okemos and Traverse City. Learn more, view position descriptions and apply at https://huronpines.org/americorps/members
Please read each position description carefully for specific position requirements. All positions require the following:
• Bachelors degree preferred/seeking a degree in natural resources management or other related field (education requirement is site specific)
• Members must be a citizen of the United States or have proof of lawful permanent resident alien status
• Valid driver’s license
• Must be committed to serving 1,700 hours, over ten months, from January 28 through December 3, 2021
• Ability to pass a background check
• An opportunity to join others with dedication, passion and enthusiasm for the environment and for national service
• Develop real-world skills, increase your experiences and have the opportunity to network with other resource professionals
• Educational voucher in the amount of $6,195
• Loan forbearance of qualified federal student loans during the term of service
• Living stipend totaling $14,279 (this is taxable income distributed bi-weekly)
• Health care coverage
• Child care benefits, if eligible
Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy, Volunteer and Outreach Specialist – Traverse City, MI
Huron Pines, Stream Habitat Restoration Technician– Alpena, MI (2 positions)
Kalkaska Conservation District, Community Engagement Specialist– Kalkaska, MI
Keweenaw Land Trust, Keweenaw Water Trail Coordinator– Hancock, MI
Leelanau Conservancy, Stewardship Technician– Leland, MI (2 positions)
Michigan Natural Features Inventory, Conservation Science Technician– Lansing, MI (2 positions)
Michigan Nature Association, Volunteer and Outreach Specialist– Okemos, MI
Michigan United Conservation Clubs, Engagement Specialist – Lansing, MI
Missaukee Conservation District, Conservation Technician– Lake City, MI
MSUE Sea Grant, Education & Outreach Program Coordinator – Macomb County, MI
U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, Imperiled Species Education and Outreach Program Coordinator– East Lansing, MI
U.S Forest Service, Huron- Manistee National Forest, Outreach Coordinator– Mio, MI
HOW TO APPLY
The program will be recruiting members until October 12, 2021. Please fill out a Huron Pines AmeriCorps Member Application available at https://huronpines.org/americorps/members. Application, resume and cover letter must be emailed to email@example.com. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Reasonable accommodations: If you need to make a request for a reasonable accommodation, due to a disability, such as obtain materials in a format that works for you or to fully participate in the application process, please contact Amanda Vanaman, AmeriCorps Program Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.