Conservation Nebraska is now accepting applications for our 2023 – 2024 AmeriCorps service year.
The term of service will begin September 2023 and go through August 15th, 2024.
This position can be used to satisfy an internship requirement.
Interested parties should complete the form below or send questions to Conservation Nebraska’s Program Director, Amanda Gangwish, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Purpose: If you care deeply about our state and ensuring that Nebraska has a bright future, this opportunity is for you. In this position, you will be an AmeriCorps member serving to improve environmental stewardship in Nebraska.
You will play an integral role in building a statewide infrastructure of Nebraskans who care deeply about the environment.
What is AmeriCorps: AmeriCorps is a federal agency for volunteering, service, and civic engagement. AmeriCorps engages millions of Americans in citizen service through its programs and leads the nation’s volunteer and service efforts. For more information, visit americorps.gov.
As an AmeriCorps member with Conservation Nebraska, you will build local capacity to manage Nebraska’s natural resources by increasing knowledge of and concern for the most important issues facing our state. You will recruit, coach, and support local community volunteers in implementing conservation projects, and build partnerships between conservation professionals, local and state government, and your fellow community members.
Your Responsibilities can Include:
- Planning and implementing educational events on conservation topics and issues facing our state
- Recruiting and managing community volunteers
- Helping community volunteers organize educational events and/or community discussions focused on conservation issues
- Helping community volunteers organize service-learning projects that benefit local partners
- Assisting in the development and implementation of conservation projects
- Door-to-door canvassing and/or phone banking
- Expanding and strengthening partnerships between Conservation Nebraska and local entities already working on conservation issues across the state
- 1700 hours for full-time members / 900 hours for half-time members / 450 hours for quarter-time members
Project and AmeriCorps Service Year Focuses:
- Our Legacy Nebraska, focus on environmental justice issues
- Nitrate Awareness and Water Quality, focus on water quality issues facing Nebraska including nitrates, atrazine, lead, and PFAs
- Volunteer Management and Development, focus on growing and strengthening Conservation Nebraska’s volunteer base
- Clean energy, focus on highlighting the clean energy potential of Nebraska
- Project Energy Nebraska, focus on helping communities research and develop a greenhouse gas inventory
- Community Gardens and Wildlife Management, focus on the continuation and expansion of Conservation Nebraska’s community gardens and native plant/pollinator work
Benefits of serving as an AmeriCorps member:
- Living stipend: $25,000 for full-time members / $13,000 for half-time members / $6,500 for quarter-time members
- Segal AmeriCorps Education Award: $6,895 for full-time members / $3,447.50 for half-time members / $1,824.07 for quarter-time members
- This position can be used to satisfy an internship requirement
- Become part of a prestigious network of AmeriCorps members from across the country
Locations: Statewide (including Omaha, Lincoln, Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney, Lexington, Columbus, North Platte, and Scottsbluff)
Minimum Education Level: High school diploma or GED
Other requirements: car and driver’s license needed
Service Areas: Community Outreach, Community and Economic Development, Conservation
Interested in applying? Fill out the form below or reach out to our Program Director, Amanda, at email@example.com with any questions.
AmeriCorps Common Ground 2023-2024 Application
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