TerraCorps is an innovative national service program helping communities conserve and secure land for the health and well-being of people and nature. This year, TerraCorps is looking for 36 members to join our team! As a member you will serve with one of our nonprofit partner organizations to carry out capacity building projects; educate or train individuals; recruit and manage community volunteers engaged in land-based activities; and identify new individuals and groups to participate in education, recreation, or service opportunities centered around land access and conservation.
Land Stewardship Coordinators (LSC) build the long-term capacity of their service sites by creating networks of volunteers to support hands-on stewardship of community lands. They organize, train, and collaborate with municipal boards, neighborhood and civic associations, community members, youth groups, and schools to care for, improve access to, and support the long-term resiliency and sustainable use of community lands.By providing training and organizing collaborative land-focused projects, they increase resources for community projects, demonstrate environmentally responsible land management, help individuals build skills, and nurture an inclusive sense of public ownership in the local landscape.
Members serve in full-time (38 hours/week) 11-month positions. These 1,700 hour AmeriCorps positions receive a living allowance, education award, and additional AmeriCorps benefits. The 2018-2019 program will run from 8/27/18 – 7/26/19. Application specifics, position descriptions, and information about organizations hosting TerraCorps members can be found at www.terracorps.org/become-a-member/.
As a program of AmeriCorps, TerraCorps applicants must also meet the following AmeriCorps requirements:
•A Us citizen, US national, Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the US and/or tribal member
•At least 18 years old
•A minimum of a high school diploma or GED
•No more than three previous terms as an AmeriCorps member
•Pass a criminal history background check, including an FBI check