Environmental Steward Positions
- Upcoming 2015 Positions:
1700 hour positions serve January 6, 2015 to November 3, 2015.
Deadline for application is November 3, 2014
900 hour positions serve May 11, 2015 to November 7, 2015
Deadline for application is March 20, 2015
MCC accepts applications year-round. They are considered for the next open term of service after receipt.
What is an Environmental Steward?
After successful completion of our 3-week training program you will be placed with a Maine federal, state or non-profit organization with all the skills needed to:
- Create new trails and rehabilitate existing trails
- Implement existing land management plans
- Recruit, train, and lead volunteers to create and improve recreational trail systems
- Establish a sustainable, dedicated community volunteer base
- Develop plans for future conservation projects
Terms of Service
- Approximately 10 months; a minimum of 1700 hours; Mid-January through mid-November
- Approximately 6 months; a minimum of 900 hours; Mid-May to November 8.
Living Allowance & Education Award Details
- 1700 hour positions receive a living allowance of $11,700 ($260/week for 45 weeks) and if eligible, an AmeriCorps education award of $5,550 upon successful completion of the program. Health coverage is available for 1700 hour positions and child care reimbursement is available to 1700 hour members, if eligible.
- 900 hour positions receive a living allowance of $6,240 ($260/week for 24 weeks) and if eligible, an AmeriCorps education award of $2,775 upon successful completion of the program.
- Other benefits include student loan forbearance & interest payment if eligible, experiential learning, a wide range of training and networking opportunities and a Maine State Park Pass.
Apply Now - Register & Apply Using AmeriCorps Application
For information on the application process contact:
Maine Conservation Corps
124 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
(207) 624-6085 or 1-800-245-5627 (Toll Free in Maine)