Huron Pines AmeriCorps: Host Sites

Hosting a Huron Pines AmeriCorps member provides tremendous value for our participating host sites. Members dedicate time and skills to expand outreach, collect valuable data and offer excellent support to programs. Through Huron Pines AmeriCorps, host sites are often able to make connections with natural resource networks all across Michigan, as the program has members serving statewide.

Through service, members gain real‐world experience, networking and training opportunities, a living stipend, health care coverage, and an education award that can be used to pursue advanced degrees, take specific training courses or pay down student loans, upon completion of service. 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.

How to Become a Host Site

Huron Pines offers applications to any organization wishing to participate in our program, the selection of host sites is a competitive process. Due to high demand, host sites for each year are selected based on their submitted application and the level of impact members will have on natural resource conservation in Michigan. 

Perspective Host Sites may apply for a full-time member or half time member.

Host Site applications for full-time members are due in the month of July. Full-time host sites are announced in August. Then Huron Pines begins recruiting for all open AmeriCorps positions. Offers are made to qualified candidates, once accepted members attend a two-day orientation in Gaylord, before starting at their Host Site in February.

Host Site applications for half-time members are due in the month of January. Half Time host sites are announced in February. Then Huron Pines begins recruiting for all open half-time AmeriCorps positions. Offers are made to qualified candidates, once accepted half-time members attend a two-day orientation in Gaylord, before starting at their Host Site in May.

Host Site Requirements

  • Host sites are required to have one full-time staff designated as the “site supervisor” who will oversee the AmeriCorps member and communicate with the Huron Pines AmeriCorps Manager.
  • Host sites are responsible for creating a position description for any prospective member using the Huron Pines AmeriCorps rubric.
  • Host sites will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Huron Pines outlining specific program details and site responsibilities.
  • Host sites commit to financial obligations associated with participation in the program.

If you or your organization has further questions or is interested in becoming a Huron Pines AmeriCorps Host Site, contact Amanda Vanaman, Huron Pines AmeriCorps Program Manager at

Participating Host Sites

This list contains all host sites that have participated in the Huron Pines AmeriCorps program since its start in 2007.

Antrim Conservation District (Bellaire)

Au Sable River Watershed Committee (Grayling)

Camp Grayling (Grayling)

Conservation Resource Alliance (Traverse City)

Crawford-Roscommon Conservation District (Roscommon)

Michigan Department of Natural Resources:

  • Atlanta Field Office
  • Gaylord Field Office
  • Gladwin Field Office
  • Grayling Field Office
  • Lansing-Constitution Hall
  • Pigeon River Country State Forest
  • Roscommon Field Office
  • Traverse City Field Office

Grand Traverse Conservation District (Traverse City)

Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy (Traverse City)

HeadWaters Land Conservancy (Gaylord)

Huron Pines (Alpena)

Huron Pines (Gaylord)

Kalkaska Conservation District (Kalkaska)

Keweenaw Land Trust (Houghton)

Leelanau Conservancy (Leland)

Leslie Science & Nature Center (Ann Arbor)

Little Forks Conservancy (Midland)

Little Traverse Conservancy (Harbor Springs)

Michigan Association of Conservation Districts (East Lansing)

Michigan Council of Trout Unlimited (Dewitt)

Michigan Forest Biomaterials Institute (Houghton)

Michigan Nature Association (Okemos)

Michigan Natural Features Inventory (Lansing)

Michigan State University Extension- Sea Grant (Macomb County)

Michigan United Conservation Clubs (Lansing)

Missaukee Conservation District (Lake City)

Muskegon River Watershed Assembly (Big Rapids)

Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative (Alpena)

Otsego Conservation District (Gaylord)

Presque Isle Conservation District (Rogers City)

Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy (Bay City)

Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary (Alpena)

Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council (Petoskey)

Upper Peninsula Resource Conservation & Development Council ( Marquette)

US Fish & Wildlife Service (Lansing)

US Forest Service- Mio Ranger District (Mio)