Now Taking Applications for the 2023 Service Year
- An opportunity to join others with dedication, passion and enthusiasm for the environment and for national service
- Develop real-world skills, increase your experiences and have the opportunity to network with other resource professionals
- Educational award in the amount of $6,495
- Loan forbearance of qualified federal student loans during the term of service
- Living stipend totaling $16,502 (distributed bi-weekly; this is taxable income)
- Exclusive recreational offerings
- Health care coverage
- Child care benefits, if applicable
Minimum eligibility requirements
All positions require the following, but please read each position description carefully for specific position requirements:
- United States citizenship or proof of lawful permanent resident alien status
- Valid driver’s license
- Must be committed to serving 1,700 hours from January 11th, 2023 through November 17th, 2023
- Ability to pass a background check
- 18 years of age or older
How to apply
Read through the position descriptions below, determine the position(s) for which you’d like to apply, then follow these steps:
- Fill out the Member Application 2023.
- Submit one cover letter, resume, and Member Application 2023 via email to Huron Pines AmeriCorps Manager Amanda Vanaman, firstname.lastname@example.org. Incomplete applications are not accepted.
All applications must be in by October 7, 2022. The full term of service is January 11 through November 17, 2023.
Positions for the 2023 service year follow below. Click the link for a full position description.
- Besser Museum, Fishery Heritage Volunteer Organizer, Alpena
- Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Forest Resources Division, Forest & Water Community Organizer, Lansing
- DNR Forest Resources Division, Invasive Species Prevention & Outreach Developer, Lansing
- DNR Forest Resources Division, Education Programs Developer, Lansing
- DNR Forest Resources Division, Cooperative Programs Developer, Lansing
- DNR Forestry Division, Pigeon River Country, Conservation Program Developer, Vanderbilt
- DNR Parks Division, Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center, Education Programs Developer, Roscommon
- DNR Forest Resources Division, Silviculture Program Assistant, Roscommon
- Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy, Community Conservation Coordinator, Traverse City
- HeadWaters Land Conservancy, Stewardship & Outreach Ambassador, Gaylord
- Huron Pines, Community Stewardship Specialist, Gaylord
- Huron Pines, Water Stewardship Technician, Gaylord
- Leelanau Conservancy, Stewardship Technician, Leland (two positions)
- Legacy Land Conservancy, Preserve Stewardship Technician, Ann Arbor
- Little Forks Conservancy, Land Steward, Midland
- Michigan Natural Features Inventory, Conservation Science Technician, Lansing (three positions)
- Michigan United Conservation Clubs, Engagement Specialist, Lansing
- Oakland County, Climate Action Technician, Waterford
- Oakland County, Natural Resources Outreach Technician, Waterford
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Imperiled Species Education and Outreach Program Coordinator, East Lansing
- U.S. Forest Service, Huron-Manistee National Forest, Outreach Coordinator, Mio
Reasonable accommodations: If you need to make a request for reasonable accommodation due to a disability, such as obtaining materials in a different format fully participating in the application process, please contact Amanda Vanaman, Huron Pines AmeriCorps Program Manager, at email@example.com, 989-448-2293 ext 30.
Huron Pines AmeriCorps Program Overview
The Huron Pines AmeriCorps program has been developing leaders in conservation in communities across Michigan since 2007. Huron Pines AmeriCorps members strive to enhance Michigan’s natural resources and foster environmental stewardship by engaging local volunteers, community groups and schools in service projects, hands-on learning opportunities and educational workshops.
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.
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 AmeriCorps.gov.
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