AmeriCorps Individual Placements
Each year Conservation Corps places individuals with conservation nonprofits and government agencies. These members serve full-time at a host site for their entire term of service. Activities are developed by project hosts and are unique to that position description and site. Individual placement corpsmembers serve from January through December.
Host sites, service activities and the quantity of positions vary from year to year. Current host sites include:
Areas of focus may include communications, education and outreach, capacity building, parks planning, GIS, volunteer management and event coordination.
Individual placement corpsmembers receive training from Conservation Corps in First Aid and CPR, leadership, communication and professionalism in the workplace. The host site, in coordination with Conservation Corps, provides the member with training opportunities specific to the needs of their position. These may come in the form of conferences, workshops and hands-on training in the field.
Corpsmembers receive a monthly living stipend and health insurance, and qualify for student loan forbearance. Upon completing the program year with 1,700 hours of service, members are eligible for an AmeriCorps post-service education award, which can be used to pay for educational or qualified student loan expenses.
Get a glimpse into the experience:
Read about Maria, who served as the Youth Outreach Specialist at the MN DNR.
Read about Andy, who served as the Parks & Trails Planning Specialist at the MN DNR.
Read about Shelby, who served as the Education & Outreach Specialist at MJV.
Read about Kelsey, who served as the Youth Outreach Specialist at the MN DNR.
If your organization is interested in hosting an AmeriCorps Individual Placement, please contact:
Brian Hubbard, Individual Placement Program Coordinator
Phone: 651-209-9900 x17