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Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership Member

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South Lake Tahoe, CA
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Published 16 days ago
Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership Member

Are you an aspiring environmental educator or botanist? A community engagement wizard who wants to help conserve and protect some of of our nation's most treasured wilderness lands?

Each year, the Sierra Nevada Alliance places 32 AmeriCorps members with partner conservation organizations throughout the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California. During their 11-month terms of service, members restore and monitor impaired Sierra watersheds, educate Sierra residents and visitors on environmental issues, and recruit and manage volunteers for a variety of programs. SNAP members gain skills and technical training, are mentored by outstanding environmental leaders, and provide a meaningful contribution to the communities of the Sierra Nevada.

Location: Varies on placement, host sites are located throughout California’s Sierra Nevada range. Host site locations for this year include Bishop, the Greater Lake Tahoe area, Nevada City, Oroville, Placerville, Sonora, and Visalia.

Position Descriptions: To see the types of positions that are still available, please refer to the 2021-22 position descriptions page on our website.

Service Commitment: November 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022. Members make an 11-month, full-time commitment to serve a nonprofit organization or public agency in the Sierra Nevada.

Required Qualifications

While each SNAP Position has unique requirements related to the position’s function, the SNAP Program has some general requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the U.S. High School Diploma or GED
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years or older
  • Must not have a criminal history that results in the applicant’s inability to serve as an AmeriCorps member
  • Must not have been released for cause from a previous AmeriCorps term of service
  • Must have not served more than 3 previous AmeriCorps terms of service

Compensation and Benefits

  • Monthly stipend of $1,390 per month
  • Standard health insurance
  • Up to 340 hours of technical, ecological, and skills-development training
  • AmeriCorps members that successfully complete a full-time 1700 hour service term will earn a $6,345 Segal Educational Award and a $3,655 California For All Educational Award for use on existing qualified student loans or future higher education expenses

Are you an aspiring environmental educator or botanist? A community engagement wizard who wants to help conserve and protect some of of our nation's most treasured wilderness lands?

Each year, the Sierra Nevada Alliance places 32…

Details at a Glance

  • Start Date
    November 1, 2021
    9:00 AM PDT
    4:00 PM UTC
  • End Date
    September 30, 2022
    5:00 PM PDT
    12:00 AM UTC
  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
  • Recurrence
    Recurring

Location

On-site

Various locations throughout California

South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, USA

Apply to This Volunteer Opportunity

Instructions:

Positions start on November 1st, 2021. Application period open until positions are filled!

  • Download the SNAP Member Application Packet here.
  • Fill out the SNAP online application here.
  • Apply to the SNAP Program through the My AmeriCorps website here. (To find our listing, log in, navigate to “Applicant Home,” click “Search Listings” (in left sidebar), then use the following information in the “Quick Search” box: search for “Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership” under “AmeriCorps State / National” in California. If you are having trouble completing this application, please contact the email listed below.
  • Email your resume and a 1-page cover letter stating your interest in the SNAP Member position and your best qualifications for the position to Seth Connolly at: seth@sierranevadaalliance.org.

Questions? Find answers in our SNAP FAQs or email seth@sierranevadaalliance.org.

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