AmeriCorps Project Conserve Member

Conserving Carolina Hendersonville, North Carolina
Job Type Internship

AmeriCorps Project Conserve seeks dedicated individuals to fill 1 full-time positions serving from October/November 2018 - August 2019.  The program places members in service with one of 19 host site organizations working to protect the unique natural resources of the southern Blue Ridge Mountain region.

Members connect people with nature and enhance quality of life through conservation education, volunteer recruitment/coordination, and trail creation/improvement. Members improve environmental conditions in WNC through activities including habitat restoration, 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 host sites, members participate in 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, non-native invasive species identification, trail construction, volunteer management, and education program development training.


Open Position

AmeriCorps Project Conserve is looking for a driven individual to join the team at Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE) in Tryon, NC. The Environmental Education Associate at FENCE works with local elementary students in their classrooms and in the field on FENCE’s 384-acre property implementing Project FENCE, an environmental science-based curriculum that serves thousands of students each year.  The AmeriCorps member also plans and implements summer day camps and cares for reptiles at the FENCE Center. The applicant should have experience working with students in some capacity. The service member would also take part in regional trainings and professional development offered by Project Conserve. This service position is a great opportunity to experience life in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains with access to many pristine trails and waterfalls and a blossoming outdoor industry.


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 4, 2018 and July 31, 2019 and commit to full-time service as indicated in the service description
  • Consent to a criminal history check and be cleared for service
  • Meet additional qualifications and essential functions listed in the individual service descriptions.


Full-time (1700-hour) members earn a living stipend of $13,750 over the 11-month term of service.  Upon successful completion of the program, each member will also receive an education award of $5,920. 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 (if needed).


Please go to for compensation information, service descriptions for each position, and to apply. Positions will be filled on a rolling basis, so please apply ASAP to be considered.  Contact Amy Stout 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.

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