MCC Environmental Steward water testing water quality.

Environmental Stewards

The Environmental Steward position unites the primary and most successful elements of the MCC field team program and MCC individual placement positions, while responding to the needs of the community. As an Environmental Steward, you will bring enthusiasm, expertise and focused effort toward creating and improving sustainable recreational trails, planning conservation projects as well as developing, training and sustaining a community volunteer base. Do you love trail work and sharing your knowledge with others? Want to be an integral part of a conservation organization? Be an Environmental Steward!

The Environmental Steward will serve a minimum of 900 hours to 1700 hours, approximately 6 to 11 months. You will begin your service in the MCC with 3 weeks of training provided by MCC and your Host Site. Training topics typically include:

  • Griphoist and Rigging Operations
  • First Aid/CPR certification
  • Chainsaw Safety Training
  • Working with Volunteers
  • Leave No Trace
  • Principles of Leadership
  • Communication and Diversity
  • GPS Data Collection

After training, the Environmental Steward will be placed to:

  • Plan new sustainable 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 conservation projects


  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must agree to criminal and sex offender background checks
  • Have the ability to live and perform strenuous work under challenging conditions
  • Have the desire to learn, serve others, and make a difference
  • Follows directions
  • Responsible and reliable
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent work ethic
  • Possesses motivation and initiative
  • Interest in personal growth and in participating in on-going training
  • Eligibility for AmeriCorps and ability to complete term of service

Location: The MCC office is located in Augusta, Maine. Training typically takes place in the Augusta area. Post training, Environmental Stewards are placed at service sites throughout Maine.

MCC accepts applications year-round. They are considered for the next term of service after receipt.

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Environmental Steward Positions Resources

For further information on the application process contact:

Dena Doyon
Maine Conservation Corps
124 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
(207) 624-6085 or

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry provides equal opportunity in employment and programs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Accommodation arrangements must be requested in advance by contacting MCC staff.