Huron Pines AmeriCorps

Now Recruiting for the 2024 Service Year,
Applications Due by 10.13.23

Member Benefits

  • An opportunity to join others with dedication, passion and enthusiasm for the environment and for national service
  • Develop real-world skills, have new experiences and network with other resource professionals
  • Educational award in the amount of $6,895
  • Loan forbearance of qualified federal student loans during the term of service
  • Living stipend totaling $17,600 (distributed bi-weekly as taxable income)
  • Exclusive recreational offerings
  • Healthcare coverage
  • Child care benefits, if applicable

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

All positions have the following requirements but please read each position description carefully for specific details:

  • United States citizen or have proof of lawful permanent resident alien status
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Must be committed to serving 1,700 hours from Jan 10, 2024 through Nov 15, 2024
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • 18 years of age or older

How to Apply

Read through the position descriptions linked below to determine the position(s) for which you would like to apply.

  1. Fill out the Member Application 2024 (fillable PDF)
  2. Submit one cover letter, resume and Huron Pines AmeriCorps Member Application via email to Incomplete applications are not accepted.

Applications are due by Oct 13, 2023. Click on the positions below to download complete PDF descriptions and requirements.

Host Sites & Positions

Botanic Gardens at Historic Barns Park, Traverse City, Garden Ambassador
Clinton River Watershed Council, Rochester Hills, Community GSI Coordinator
Department of Natural Resources, Lansing, Forest Resource Division, Education Programs Developer
Department of Natural Resources, Pigeon River Country State Forest, Vanderbilt, Conservation Program Developer
Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy, Traverse City, Community Conservation Coordinator
Huron Pines, Alpena, Conservation Technician (two positions)
Leelanau Conservancy, Leland, Stewardship Technician (two positions)
Legacy Land Conservancy, Ann Arbor, Preserve Stewardship Technician (two positions)
Little Forks Conservancy, Midland, Land Steward
Michigan Natural Features Inventory, Lansing, Conservation Science Technician (two positions)
Michigan United Conservation Clubs, Lansing, Engagement Specialist
North East Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative, Alpena, Stewardship Coordinator
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Lansing, Imperiled Species Education and Outreach Program Coordinator (two positions)
U.S. Forest Service, Huron-Manistee National Forest, Mio, Aquatic Ecosystems Outreach & Project Coordinator
U.S. Forest Service, Huron-Manistee National Forest, Mio, Wildlife Outreach Coordinator

About the Program

We’ve seen over 300 Huron Pines AmeriCorps members come through the program over the last decade and their accomplishments have been staggering. Huron Pines AmeriCorps members have restored over 1,000 miles of river, improved over 22,000 acres of public land and reached over 73,500 students across Michigan.

In 2015, we were honored to receive the Governor’s Service Award for Outstanding National Service Program. This is an award we share with all of the members, organizations and funders who have partnered with us to make this program a success.

The program places college graduates for a 10-month term of full-time volunteer service with conservation organizations across Michigan. Through service Huron Pines AmeriCorps members receive real‐world experience, networking and training opportunities, a living stipend, health coverage and, upon completing their service, an education award to pursue advanced degrees or courses. Huron Pines AmeriCorps is a program of Huron Pines and is supported in part by the Corporation for National and Community Service, Michigan Community Service Commission, Huron Pines and contributions from host sites.

Hosting a Huron Pines AmeriCorps member provides tremendous value for our host sites and due to high demand, selection of host sites is a competitive process. Host sites for each year are selected based on the merit of their application and the level of impact members would have on natural resource conservation in Michigan. 

About AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps, a federal agency, brings people together to tackle the country’s most pressing challenges, through national service and volunteering. AmeriCorps members and AmeriCoprs Seniors volunteers serve with organizations dedicated to improvement of communities. AmeriCorps helps make service to others a cornerstone of our national culture. Learn more at

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