Apply Today to Serve From May to October 2023
Recruitment is now open for half-term service positions with Huron Pines AmeriCorps at five service sites across Michigan:
- Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan, Alpena, Fishery Heritage Volunteer Organizer
- Leelanau Conservancy, Leland, Volunteer and Engagement Specialist
- Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center, Roscommon, Education Programs Developer
- U.S. Forest Service, Huron-Manistee National Forest, Mio, Outreach Coordinator
- Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery Visitor Center, Mattawan, Volunteer and Stewardship Coordinator
These service positions fulfill one-half of a Huron Pines AmeriCorps term, running May 16 to Oct 20, 2023. All applications must be submitted by 4:30pm March 31.
How to Apply
Read through the position descriptions linked above to determine which position(s) for which you would like to apply.
- Fill out the Half Term Member Application 2023.
- Submit one cover letter, resume, and Huron Pines AmeriCorps Member Application via email to Huron Pines AmeriCorps Program Manager Amanda Vanaman, firstname.lastname@example.org. Incomplete applications are not accepted.
- 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 $3,247.50
- Loan forbearance of qualified federal student loans during the term of service
- Living stipend totaling $8,739 (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 qualifications 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 900 hours from May 16, 2023 through Oct 20, 2023
- Ability to pass a background check
- 18 years of age or older
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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