Join Our Team!

By Kristen Lee on August 9, 2017.

Apply Now for the 2017-2018 Program Year!

AmeriCorps Project Conserve seeks dedicated individuals to fill 3 full-time positions serving critical conservation needs of western North Carolina. Each member will serve 1700 hours during an 11 month term, from September 2017 through July 2018.

Members connect people with nature and enhance quality of life through conservation education, volunteer recruitment/coordination, trail creation/improvement, and disaster preparedness training. Members improve environmental conditions in WNC through activities including habitat restoration, monitoring and management of conserved lands, water quality monitoring, and public land and river improvements projects.

Project Conserve positions provide unique opportunities for members to develop leadership and professional skills to support their future career goals. In addition to serving on individual projects outlined by Project Conserve host sites, members participate in required trainings and service days up to three days per month with the full Project Conserve team. Trainings may cover a broad range of topics including conflict resolution, wilderness first aid and CPR/AED, project planning and management, non-native invasive species identification, trail construction, volunteer management, and environmental education program development training.

Open Positions
We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

  1. Asheville GreenWorks: AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator
  2. Polk County Office of Agricultural Economic Development: AmeriCorps Agricultural Outreach and Education Associate
  3. Polk County Office of Agricultural Economic Development: AmeriCorps Farm & Consumer Outreach Specialist

Position Requirements
Applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age at the commencement of service
  • Fulfill minimum education requirements (Please see individual service descriptions)
  • Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States
  • Be available between September 5, 2017 and July 31, 2018 and commit to full-time service
  • Consent to a criminal history check and be cleared for service
  • Meet additional qualifications and essential functions listed in the individual service descriptions.

Members earn a living stipend of $13,470 over the 11-month term of service.  Upon successful completion of the program, each member will also receive an education award of $5,815. This award can be used to pay off existing school loans or to apply to future education. Other benefits include health insurance reimbursement and childcare assistance.

To Apply
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The service year begins on September 5th. Visit for Application Instructions, 2017-2018 Service Descriptions, Eligibility, Compensation, and more. Please contact Amy Stout, AmeriCorps Project Conserve Program Director, with any questions at (828) 697-5777, ext. 217 or  AmeriCorps Project Conserve is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Reasonable accommodations will be provided to individuals with known physical / mental disabilities.

Administered by Conserving Carolina, formerly Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy, Project Conserve is an AmeriCorps program supported through grants from the North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism & Community Service in the Office of Governor Roy Cooper, and from the Corporation for National & Community Service.

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