Youth sought for the Chesapeake Conservation Corps
The Chesapeake Bay Trust is soliciting applicants for the Chesapeake Conservation Corps Program. Each year, the Chesapeake Conservation Corps Program places young adults (ages 18-25) with nonprofit or government agencies to work full-time in the environmental field for a one-year term of paid service in the Chesapeake Bay region. Participants receive hands-on professional and leadership experience through on-the-ground work leading and assisting with projects and programs for their host sites, extensive trainings hosted by the Trust, and other service-learning opportunities including grant writing and project management. This initiative is supported by the Trust, BGE an Exelon Company, the National Park Service and the state of Maryland.
The purpose of the Corps Program is 1) to enable young adults to work with organizations and communities throughout the Mid-Atlantic region on issues surrounding the Chesapeake Bay, and 2) to better prepare young adults pursuing environmental careers. Corps Members will work on projects and programs that fall into at least one of six categories (environmental restoration, community engagement, environmental education, energy conservation, sustainable agriculture or forestry), gain career and leadership skills, and become more engaged through meaningful community service.
The Chesapeake Bay Trust anticipates placing around 30-35 Corps Members, young adults 18-25, with nonprofit organizations and government agencies throughout the Mid-Atlantic region for a paid year of service ($18,000) beginning on August 21, 2018. To find the application go to https://cbtrust.org/prospective/.
Applications must be submitted through the Trust’s online system by April 13, 2018 at 5:00 pm.
For any questions about becoming a volunteer or about the Chesapeake Conservation Corps, contact Senior Program Officer Tara Drennan, email@example.com or 410-974-2941, ext. 102.
1) Corps Members will be between the ages of 18-25.
2) Each Corps Member must be able to work full-time at a Host Organization for a period of one year.
1) Each Corps Member will work fulltime at a Host Organization for a period of one year.
2) Each Corps Member must complete the tasks and responsibilities outlined in their Corps Work Plan (based off of the Host Application).
3) Corps Members must participate in the mandatory training activities and group activities within the service year.
4) Corps Members must complete a capstone project by the end of their service year.
5) Corps Members must complete at least 4 site visits at fellow Corps Member’s host sites.
How to Apply?:
Applications are currently being solicited with a deadline of April 13, 2018. To find the application or for any other information including a list of the host sites please see: https://cbtrust.org/prospective or contact Tara Drennan at firstname.lastname@example.org.