MCC is dedicated to environmental education, outdoor recreation and conservation projects, volunteer opportunities, and developing career and leadership skills. Environmental Stewards serve a 900-hour term of service. Environmental Stewards undergo two weeks of training with MCC before being paired with a Host Site for the remainder of their term. MCC will post a full list of Host Sites on our website mid-October. Host Sites have included: Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Kennebec Estuary Land Trust, Vaughan Woods State Park, Grafton Notch State Park, Tumbledown Public Lands, Mt. Blue State Park, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Bigelow Preserve and Chain of Ponds, Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, Frenchman Bay Conservancy, and Maine Natural Areas Program. MCC’s Environmental Stewards assist agencies with a wide variety of projects: water quality testing, wildlife protection, trail improvements and volunteer recruitment are all examples of projects that Environmental Stewards may be involved in.
Member Duties : Vary by site; refer to position descriptions on the MCC website
Training Provided: Orientation Training: • Intro to AmeriCorps • Prohibited Program Activities • First Aid/CPR • MCC, Host Sites and You • OnCorps reporting • Goal Setting • Portfolios • Communication • Conflict Resolution • National Incident Management Systems • Civil Rights Training • Developing a Volunteer Recruitment Plan • Leave No Trace • Trail Assessment • Tool Safety, Use and Maintenance • Interpretive Programs • Chainsaw Training May 15-May 19, 2017 (tentative dates).
Not all 900-hour Environmental Stewards will attend chainsaw training. Only those Stewards whose host site has required chainsaw training will participate. • WorkReady Credentialing Curriculum, such as Resume Writing, Job Search components, appropriate Workplace Behaviors and Interview Skills will be taught throughout the Term of Service.
Program Benefits : Training , Living Allowance , Education award upon successful completion of service , Childcare assistance if eligible , Health Coverage .
Terms : Uniforms provided and required , Permits working at another job during off hours , Permits attendance at school during off hours , Car recommended .
Service Areas : Environment .
Skills : Public Speaking , Computers/Technology , Environment , Team Work , Veterans , General Skills .
Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com