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Overview, Eligibility, & Compensation

Project Conserve Seeks Dedicated Individuals to Fill Service Positions Serving Critical Conservation Needs of Western North Carolina for the 2017-2018 Service Year

Back view of tee-shirtThe program places members in service with one of our host site organizations working to protect the unique natural resources of the southern Blue Ridge Mountain region. During their terms of service, members will promote conservation through education, volunteerism and direct service. In addition to serving on individual projects outlined by partnering sites, members participate in 1 to 3 required trainings and service days with the full Project Conserve team each month. Trainings may cover a broad range of topics including conflict resolution, forest management, trail construction, invasive plant identification, environmental education, volunteer management, and disaster preparedness.

Position offerings:

  • 11 month, 1700 hours
  • 6 or 9 month, 900 hours


Project Conserve Applicants must:

  • Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States
  • Be at least 18 years of age at the commencement of service
  • Be available between September 1, 2017 and July 31, 2018 (or other term length as indicated in service description) and commit to full-time service
  • Consent to a criminal history check and be cleared for service
  • Meet minimum education requirements (see individual service descriptions for specific requirements)
  • Additional qualifications for each position are listed in the individual service descriptions
  • Essential functions for each position are listed in the individual service descriptions


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Members earn a maximum living stipend of $13,470 over the 11-month/1700 hour term of service (Please be aware that the living stipend is taxed when you are budgeting living expenses). Upon successful completion of the program, each 11-month/1700 hour member will also receive an education award of $5,815. 6-9-month/900 hour positions will recieve a stipend of $7,131 and an education award of $2,907.50. This award can be used to pay off existing school loans or apply for future education. Other benefits include health insurance and childcare assistance (1700-hour positions only).

The policy and intent of Conserving Carolina and AmeriCorps Project Conserve is to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, sex or age, or other status protected by law. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. AmeriCorps Project Conserve will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with known mental / physical disabilities. Application materials are available in large-print format upon request.

** PLEASE NOTE: Service Positions are always contingent on AmeriCorps grant funding

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