Program Description: Each year, the Sierra Nevada Alliance places 32 AmeriCorps members with partner conservation organizations throughout the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California. During their 11-month terms of service, members restore and monitor impaired Sierra watersheds, educate Sierra residents and visitors on environmental issues, and recruit and manage volunteers for a variety of programs. SNAP members gain skills and technical training, are mentored by outstanding environmental leaders, and provide a meaningful contribution to the communities of the Sierra Nevada.
Location: Varies on placement, host sites are located throughout California’s Sierra Nevada range. Host site locations for this year include Bishop, Fresno, the Greater Lake Tahoe area, Nevada City, Oroville, Placerville, Sonora, and Visalia.
Position Descriptions: To see the types of positions that will be available please refer to the 2021-22 position descriptions page on our website.
Service Commitment: November 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022. Members make an 11-month, full-time commitment to serve a nonprofit organization or public agency in the Sierra Nevada.
Required Qualifications: While each SNAP Position has unique requirements related to the position’s function, the SNAP Program has some general requirements:
* Must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the U.S.
High School Diploma or GED
* Must be a minimum of 18 years or older
* Must not have a criminal history that results in the applicant’s inability to serve as an AmeriCorps member
*Must not have been released for cause from a previous AmeriCorps term of service
* Must have not served more than 3 previous AmeriCorps terms of service
Compensation and Benefits
* Monthly stipend of $1,390 per month
* Standard health insurance
* Up to 340 hours of technical, ecological, and skills-development training
* AmeriCorps members that successfully complete a full-time 1700 hour service term will earn a $6,345 Segal Educational Award and a $3,655 California For All Educational Award for use on existing qualified student loans or future higher education expenses
Higher education degrees are highly recommended OR six months of relevant experience in restoration, monitoring, environmental education, or field work. May consider related experience.
To apply, please visit our website at sierranevadaalliance.org/join-snap, or email your resume and a 1-page cover letter stating your interest in the SNAP program and your best qualifications for the position to Seth Connolly at firstname.lastname@example.org.