We are now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 AmeriCorps Project Conserve service year.
Project Conserve individually places members in service with host site organizations working to protect the unique natural resources of the southern Blue Ridge Mountain region. Full-time (1700-hour) positions will serve 11-months from September through July. During their terms of service, members will promote conservation through education, volunteerism and direct environmental service. Project Conserve members receive a living stipend, education award, and other benefits. 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.
Project Conserve helps members grow their careers and empowers them to make a meaningful difference throughout their lives.
Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy will host four service members in the 2023-24 year. Apply by May 31.
June 1st- June 7th: Application Review Period
June 8th- June 14th: Interview Scheduling Period
June 15th- June 28th: Interviews Conducted
June 29th- June 30th: Positions Offers Begin
September 5th: First Day of Service
September 5th- 8th: Orientation
September 11th: First Day at Host Site
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As an AmeriCorps Project Conserve host site, SAHC is accepting applications for the following positions:
Stewardship and Volunteer (3 positions)
This position will provide support to the Stewardship Director and other SAHC stewardship staff to educate conservation landowners by monitoring conservation properties, assessing properties for anthropogenic threats/issues and conservation values through preparation of detailed baseline documentation reports and land management plans, and ensuring compliance with conservation easements. The position will prepare tailored reports educating property landowners of their property and management recommendations for atrisk ecosystems; develop educational resources for conservation easement landowners and assess impact of resources provided; and recruit volunteers and lead volunteer workdays to educate workday participants and enhance at-risk ecosystems.
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Community Engagement and Education
The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy is seeking an AmeriCorps member to help connect with people and communities throughout our conservation focus areas in Western North Carolina. This AmeriCorps member will be responsible for assisting the Outings Program Manager. The AmeriCorps member will enhance SAHC’s outings program by expanding virtual and in-person educational hikes and outings with partnering organizations and businesses by leading hikes, recruiting participants, managing volunteers, planning workdays for at-risk ecosystems improvement on SAHC properties, and educating the community about the importance and necessity of our land conservation program. In addition to the focus on education and outings, this AmeriCorps position will provide capacity and support to the Equity Diversity & Inclusion Manager and other staff by strengthening relationships with local community centers and other partners, helping to organize educational outings within urban neighborhoods or conservation areas, leading environmental education programs with community groups, and leading outings for community groups to connect with SAHC preserves. Addressing issues related to equity and inclusion, while building and enhancing relationships with diverse communities, is critical to our mission to conserve land for all people, in present and future generations. The position will enable the AmeriCorps member to build initiative and strategic experience in developing public educational programs.