HURON PINES AMERICORPS

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

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Now accepting applications for 2018 AmeriCorps Positions

Minimum eligibility requirements
All positions require the following, but please read each position description carefully for specific position requirements.
• A college degree is required
• Members must be a citizen of the United States or have proof of lawful permanent resident alien status
• Valid driver’s license
• Must be committed to serving 1,700 hours from January 4 through November 9, 2018
• Ability to pass a background check

Member benefits
• 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 $5,730
• Loan forbearance of qualified federal student loans during the term of service
• Living stipend totaling $12,630 (distributed bi-weekly; this is taxable income)
• Health care coverage
• Child care benefits, if eligible

How to apply

  1. Read through the project descriptions below to determine which position/positions you would like to apply for.
  2. Fill out the Member Application 2018 (check all positions you are interested in)
  3. Submit one cover letter, resume and Huron Pines AmeriCorps Member Application via email to jake@huronpines.org.

All applications must be in by September 29, 2017. Interviews will take place on November 8 and 9, 2017 in Gaylord, MI.

The full term of service is January 4, 2018-November 9, 2018.

Reasonable accommodations: If you need to make a request for a reasonable accommodation, due to a disability, such as obtaining materials in a different format fully participate in the application process, please contact Jake Jermac jake@huronpines.org, AmeriCorps Coordinator at Huron Pines.

Click on the positions below to download complete descriptions and requirements

Antrim Conservation District, Antrim Conservation District Position – Bellaire, MI
BaySail, Education Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator – Bay City, MI
Battle Creek Public School Outdoor Education Center, Education and Land Stewardship Specialist –  Dowling, MI
DNR Atlanta Management Unit, Resource Protection Technician– Atlanta, MI
DNR Roscommon, Silviculture and Biodiversity Program Developer– Roscommon, MI
DNR Gladstone, Private Forest Lands Outreach– Escanaba, MI
DNR Gladwin, Conservation Program Developer – Gladwin, MI
DNR Grayling, Conservation Technician– Grayling, MI
DNR Lansing, Invasive Species & Urban Forestry Technician – Lansing, MI
DNR Pigeon River Country, Conservation Program Developer – Vanderbilt, MI
DNR Roscommon, Resource Protection Technician – Roscommon, MI
DNR Roscommon, Conservation Easement & Outreach Technician – Roscommon, MI
DNR Traverse City, Cooperative & Educational Programs Developer – Traverse City, MI
Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy, Stewardship Technician (7 positions) – Traverse City, MI
Huron Pines, Community Education Specialist – Gaylord, MI
Huron Pines, Habitat Restoration Technician– Gaylord, MI
Leelanau Conservancy, Lead Stewardship Technician – Leland, MI
The Little Forks Conservancy, Land Steward – Midland, MI
Michigan Natural Features Inventory, Natural Heritage Technician – Lansing, MI
MSUE Sea Grant, Education & Outreach Program Coordinator – Macomb County, MI
Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative, Education Coordinator – Alpena, MI
Otsego Conservation District, Education Coordinator -Gaylord, MI
Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, Education & Watershed Protection Specialist – Petoskey, MI
US Forest Service, Outreach Coordinator – Mio, MI

Check out our Huron Pines AmeriCorps Booklet for more information about the program and its impact across Michigan. 

Huron Pines AmeriCorps is a program that places college graduates for a 10-month term of full-time volunteer service with conservation organizations across Michigan. Through service Huron Pines AmeriCorps members gain real‐world experience, networking and training opportunities and field skills to help them develop as leaders in conservation. Members also receive attractive benefits including 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 very 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. Now in its tenth year, the Huron Pines AmeriCorps program has made incredible impacts for Michigan’s woodlands, waters and communities.

For more information about the Huron Pines AmeriCorps program contact:
Jake Jermac: jake@huronpines.org, (989) 448-2293 ext. 30

Thank you to our 2017 AmeriCorps Russ Mawby Signature Service Project sponsors!
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Year 10 Corps, 2017 Program Year

Click here to read biographies of our 2017 Huron Pines AmeriCorps members.


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