Conservation Corps Minnesota and Iowa is seeking young adult applicants, ages 18-25, for more than 500 AmeriCorps positions that include full-year, partial-year and summer service terms.
This is hard outdoor work on trails and other outdoor facilities, but it’s meaningful service and a chance for leadership development and environmental stewardship. Members learn teamwork and leadership, gain technical skills and earn certifications to support environmental stewardship. They also get the personal satisfaction of taking on challenges and seeing results.
The opportunities are based in Duluth, Grand Rapids, Brainerd and Bemidji. The year-long AmeriCorps opportunities begin in February and run through December. The summer opportunities begin in May and end in August.
Participants receive a monthly stipend, health insurance and forbearance on their student loans for the period of their service. Upon completion of the term, members receive an AmeriCorps education award — up to $6,095 — that can be used for future tuition or existing student loans. Employers notice resumes that include the kind of experiences that Conservation Corps provides.
“Practically speaking, these are fun and challenging opportunities that give young people a chance to demonstrate creativity and responsibility they can leverage as they move along their career paths,” said Hollis Emery, the Conservation Corps’ program director. “But I’m sure most of our program alums will tell you the real reward was the chance to establish relationships and contribute to something that made the world a better place for everyone.”
Learn more and apply at www.conservationcorps.org/apply.