Summer of Service 2018


"We worked hard all summer.  We learned a lot of new stuff about the environment and about what we are capable of doing in our own community.  I knew I liked nature and now I know I can do this for a living".
Jordan K., 2017 Summer of Service member


A project of Conserving Carolina’s AmeriCorps Project Conserve, the Summer of Service program is gearing up for another cycle in 2018. The Summer of Service program is a young adult development initiative designed to engage 17-19 year olds interested in trying something new and learning more about one-self and the environmental fields of study and work. Participants will work as a team to develop leadership, life, and work skills through hands-on service projects throughout the summer.


We seek motivated, self-aware, and open-minded participants who are willing to work hard physically and challenge oneself mentally.

The program is designed to help build confidence, trust, teamwork, environmental and service-oriented ethics.  Participants will expand their toolbox of potential while being introduced to educational and career paths they may not have otherwise considered.

The program runs from June 13 - August 17, 2018. Participants will serve 32-40 hours per week - each incorporating training and skills development activities in addition to direct outdoor service.

Participants will commit to the completion of at least 300 hours of service and will receive a total of a $3,000 stipend paid bi-weekly. In addition, each participant who successfully completes their service term will receive a $1,230.69 education award that can be used to pursue higher education. We are recruiting 5 participants.  

To be considered, please complete the application and return it to:

Tony Beurskens at our Conserving Carolina office, located at 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.*

View the Summer of Service Team Member Service Description here

Click Here to Download the Application (Print and return it to address below)

          Conserving Carolina
          847 Case Street
          Hendersonville, NC 28792

Click Here to Download the Recommendation Form  (Print, have letter returned to Tony at by recommending person)