Conservation Nebraska is now accepting applications for our upcoming 2022-2023 AmeriCorps service year!

The term of service will begin September 1, 2022 through August 31, 2023.

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 agangwish@neconserve.org

Postion Details:

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.

Position Description:

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 will 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 long-term conservation projects
  • Door-to-door canvassing and/or phone banking
  • Maintaining accurate contact records of people engaged in the program
  • Manage collection and analysis of data
  • Expanding and strengthening partnerships between Conservation Nebraska and local entities already working on conservation issues across the state

Benefits of serving as an AmeriCorps member

  • Living stipend. $19,000 (Full-time member) or $,9,500 (Half-time member).
  • Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. $6,495.00 (Full-time member) or $3,247.50 (Half-time member). You can use your education award to repay qualified student loans and to pay certain educational expenses at eligible institutions of higher education and training programs.
  • This position can be used to satisfy an internship requirement
  • Become part of a prestigious network of AmeriCorps members from across the country

Locations: We are a statewide organization with offices currently in: Omaha, Lincoln, Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney, Columbus, North Platte, and Scottsbluff.

Minimum Education Level: High school diploma or GED

You are:

  • A self-starter
  • Dependable
  • Innovative
  • Motivated
  • Hardworking
  • A team-player

We are:

  • Dedicated to your professional growth
  • Approachable
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Making Nebraska an even better place to live

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 Gangwish, at agangwish@neconserve.org with any questions.


AmeriCorps Common Ground 2022-2023 Application

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Conservation Nebraska provides equal opportunity for all. We do not discriminate in any aspect of employment or service because of race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or nay other improper criterion.

All AmeriCorps members have the right to request a reasonable accommodation in order to perform the essential functions of their position.