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Apply to be an AmeriCorps Member
AmeriCorps is a national service program designed to strengthen citizenship and the ethic of service by engaging thousands of Americans on a full-time or part-time basis to help communities to address their toughest challenges. Michigan's AmeriCorps is similar to a domestic Peace Corps, that involves individuals (members) "getting things done" in their communities.
If you are interested in conservation, want to make a difference, and develop your professional skills, consider joining the Huron Pines AmeriCorps team. Designed to provide northern Michigan conservation organizations with highly qualified individuals for a term of volunteer service, the program not only improves a conservation organization’s ability to protect Michigan’s natural resources, but it also provides members with real-world experience and training. With a living stipend and some attractive benefits, this program provides an opportunity to develop as a resource professional in the conservation community. Member activities include volunteer engagement, habitat restoration, environmental stewardship and developing new conservation services.
Applications for half-time members are now available.
Download this year's application by clicking here.
2014 Huron Pines AmeriCorps Summer Half-Time Positions Available
Field Technician- Huron Pines, Gaylord
The Field Technician will implement on-the-ground restoration projects including invasive species removal at sites located along the Lake Huron shoreline in Northeast Michigan and on inland lakes, rivers and wetlands and habitat restoration projects. The AmeriCorps member will also operate a mobile boat wash station and utilize this tool as means to engage and educate various user groups and landowners about the importance of protecting our waters from aquatic invasive species. Full Description
Land Stewardship Coordinator- HeadWaters Land Conservancy, Gaylord
HWLC is seeking an AmeriCorps member to play a major role in the stewardship of conservation easement properties and to advance outreach efforts throughout their service area. This is an excellent opportunity to acquire hands-on experience in land protection and community engagement. HWLC is looking for someone who is able to manage multiple tasks, perform public speaking tasks, relate well to a diverse group of landowners, and will be a positive representative of the Conservancy within the community. Full Description
AuSable River Watershed Technician- AuSable River Watershed Committee, Grayling
The River Technician will develop and participate in projects, which include water quality surveys, invasive plants inventories and eradication, and stream bank erosion inventories and repair with volunteers from the AWC ’s member groups. The volunteer will work with teachers and students to expand a youth stewardship program. In addition, the AmeriCorps member will meet with landowners and give presentations to groups about these projects. Full Description
Restoration Technician- Conservation Resource Alliance- Traverse City
CRA is seeking an AmeriCorps member to enhance our ability to identify and prioritize restoration projects, expand our reach to private landowners and boost opportunities for volunteer engagement. A key component of this position will be conducting natural resource inventories (small dams, erosion, road/stream crossings) in the field. Full Description
Stewardship Technician- Little Traverse Conservancy, Petoskey
In partnership with the Huron Pines AmeriCorps program, LTC is seeking an AmeriCorps member to assist with the stewardship of protected lands. This is an excellent opportunity to acquire hands‐on experience in the fields of land protection, education, outreach, and volunteer management. The Stewardship Technician will serve closely with LTC Stewardship staff to help manage nature preserves and monitor conservation easement properties throughout the LTC service area, with a focus on lower peninsula counties. Full Description
Habitat Volunteer Coordinator- Michigan United Conservation Clubs, Lansing
The Habitat Volunteer Coordinator will be integral to the expansion of the program by working with the grassroots manager to plan, supervise, and recruit volunteers for on-the-ground projects. This will require writing, public speaking, volunteer management, general knowledge or an ability to learn about fish and wildlife habitat needs, and a willingness to perform physical labor alongside volunteers. Full Description
River Ranger- USFS Huron-Manistee National Forest, Cadillac
The River Ranger will serve as a public point of contact at river landing sites and on the river. During the field season, the River Ranger will educate users on the unique attributes of the rivers and the appropriate conduct in their use. In addition, the successful candidate will make visitor contacts on the river, perform environmental stewardship projects (river clean-ups, treatment of non-native invasive species), monitor the rivers (and associated landings) for any issues related to health and safety, and conduct visitor use surveys. Full Description
Wilderness Ranger- USFS Huron-Manistee National Forest, Cadillac
The Wilderness Ranger will serve as the District’s primary point of contact within the Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness Area. During the field season, the Wilderness Ranger will travel on foot throughout this area, make visitor contacts, maintain hiking trails with hand tools, eradicate non-native invasive plants, and monitor the resources, including the presence of federally endangered plants and animals. In addition, the Wilderness Ranger will be responsible for the maintenance of the facilities associated with the Nordhouse Wilderness Area and ensuring the character of the Wilderness is upheld throughout the season. Full Description
Reasonable accommodations: If you need to make a request for a reasonable accommodation, due to a disability, such as obtain materials in a format that works for you or to fully participate in the application process, please contact Jennie Roth-Jandron, AmeriCorps Coordinator at Huron Pines.
AmeriCorps is a national service program engaging thousands of citizens in service every year. Visit www.americorps.gov to learn more.