Summer of Service (SOS)

Conserving Carolina has launched a new branch of our AmeriCorps Project Conserve program: Summer of Service. The Summer of Service program is a youth development initiative designed to engage 17-19 year olds of backgrounds typically underrepresented in environmental fields of study and work. Participants will have the opportunity to develop leadership, life, and work skills through a summer of service focused on environmental stewardship.

We seek motivated, self-aware, and open-minded participants who are willing to work hard physically building and maintaining trails and restoring habitat on natural lands primarily in Henderson County.

The program runs from June 19-August 18, 2017. Participants will serve 40-hour weeks—each incorporating training and skills development activities in addition to direct outdoor service. The program is designed to help build confidence, trust, teamwork, environmental and service-oriented ethics, and to introduce participants to educational and career paths they may not have otherwise considered.

Participants will commit to the completion of at least 300 hours of service and will receive a total of a $3000 stipend paid bi-weekly. In addition, each participant who successfully completes their service term will receive a $1,221.96 education award that can be used to pursue higher education.

In this pilot year of the program, we are recruiting 5 participants. The selection process is designed to work for those who would most benefit from the program.

**All five positions for summer 2017 are filled. Please check back later for summer 2018 information!

View the Summer of Service Team Member Service Description here

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Drop off or mail your application to Conserving Carolina (847 Case Street Hendersonville, NC 28792) between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm OR email a complete application form to Tony Beurskens at

*If you do not have access to a printer or email, please come by the office or contact Tony at 828-808-9708 to arrange for a paper application.*