Conserving Carolina

Conserving Carolina is made up of people who love our home in the mountains and foothills of Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina.

As an Employer of National Service, Conserving Carolina recognizes the unique skills of national service alumni. Accordingly, AmeriCorps alumni, returned Peace Corps volunteers, and other national service participants are encouraged to apply to our job openings. Conserving Carolina’s staff includes ten national service alumni.

Conserving Carolina Franklin, NC, USA
Nov 24, 2018
Internship- Paid
AmeriCorps Project Conserve seeks dedicated individuals to fill positions serving critical conservation needs in western North Carolina. Each member will serve 900 hours over a 6-month term (roughly full-time), from January 16, 2019 through July 31, 2019. Members connect people with nature and enhance quality of life through conservation education, volunteer recruitment/coordination, and trail creation/improvement. Members improve environmental conditions in WNC through activities including habitat restoration, water quality monitoring, and public land and river improvements projects Property Steward: This AmeriCorps Position is hosted by Mainspring Conservation Trust. The primary mission of a service member would be twofold: to manage habitat on three Mainspring properties, Tessentee Bottomland Preserve, Gibson Bottoms and Welch Farm, and to connect visitors with those properties. Though Mainspring has long owned these properties, we have only recently decided to hold them long-term. The properties have a rich natural heritage, including rare species and several aquatic and upland habitat types. They also have a rich cultural heritage spanning Cherokee and early settler periods. Part of the service would consist of activities to maintain early-successional habitat, manage invasive exotic species, promote rare plant species and preserve the historic character of an old farmstead. The other part of a member’s service would consist of activities to connect community members and visitors to the resources at these three properties. This would include trail building, trail maintenance, creation of educational materials, and leading tours. Eligibility Requirements Applicants must: Be at least 18 years of age at the commencement of service Fulfill minimum education requirements (Please see individual service descriptions) Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States Be available between January 16, 2019 and July 31, 2019 and commit to the full service term Consent to a criminal history check and be cleared for service Meet additional qualifications and essential functions listed in the individual service descriptions. Compensation & Benefits Half-time (900-hour) members earn Living stipend of $7,280 over the 6-month term. Education award of $2,960 upon successful completion of the program. This award can be used to pay off existing school loans or to apply to future education. Mentorship and professional development such as training in a broad range of topics including conflict resolution, wilderness first aid and CPR/AED, project planning, non-native invasive species identification, trail construction, volunteer management, and education program development training. To Apply Please go to conservingcarolina.org/americorps/ for more information, and to apply. Deadline to Apply is December 17, 2018. Contact Amy Stout with any questions at (828) 697-5777, ext 217 or projectconserve@conservingcarolina.org .  AmeriCorps Project Conserve is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Reasonable accommodations will be provided to individuals with known physical / mental disabilities. Administered by Conserving Carolina, Project Conserve is an AmeriCorps program supported through grants from the North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism & Community Service in the Office of Governor Roy Cooper, from the Corporation for National & Community Service, and the critical support of our host sites and community partners. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Conserving Carolina Cedar Mountain, NC, USA
Nov 24, 2018
Internship- Paid
AmeriCorps Project Conserve seeks dedicated individuals to fill positions serving critical conservation needs in western North Carolina. Each member will serve 900 hours over a 6-month term (roughly full-time), from January 16, 2019 through July 31, 2019. Members connect people with nature and enhance quality of life through conservation education, volunteer recruitment/coordination, and trail creation/improvement. Members improve environmental conditions in WNC through activities including habitat restoration, water quality monitoring, and public land and river improvements projects. This AmeriCorps Position is hosted by Mountain Roots. The Outdoor Education instructor assists with the facilitation and development of our growing Outdoor Education programs as we expand our outreach programs into low income communities. Mountain Roots OE programs are integrated into weekly programming at several local public schools. Mountain Roots programs are relatively new and expanding throughout the region. We reach students from a range of backgrounds as we introduce and inspire them with the wonders of nature in their backyard. This position also involves a key role in our outdoor-based summer camps. By the design of our program, we are able to influence hundreds of participants at local public schools--aligning both our vision of more kids exploring outside and connecting with nature. Eligibility Requirements Applicants must: Be at least 18 years of age at the commencement of service Fulfill minimum education requirements (Please see individual service descriptions) Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States Be available between January 16, 2019 and July 31, 2019 and commit to the full service term Consent to a criminal history check and be cleared for service Meet additional qualifications and essential functions listed in the individual service descriptions. Compensation & Benefits Half-time (900-hour) members earn Living stipend of $7,280 over the 6-month term. Education award of $2,960 upon successful completion of the program. This award can be used to pay off existing school loans or to apply to future education. Mentorship and professional development such as training in a broad range of topics including conflict resolution, wilderness first aid and CPR/AED, project planning, non-native invasive species identification, trail construction, volunteer management, and education program development training. To Apply Please go to conservingcarolina.org/americorps/ for more information, and to apply. Deadline to Apply is December 17, 2018. Contact Amy Stout with any questions at (828) 697-5777, ext 217 or projectconserve@conservingcarolina.org .  AmeriCorps Project Conserve is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Reasonable accommodations will be provided to individuals with known physical / mental disabilities. Administered by Conserving Carolina, Project Conserve is an AmeriCorps program supported through grants from the North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism & Community Service in the Office of Governor Roy Cooper, from the Corporation for National & Community Service, and the critical support of our host sites and community partners. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Conserving Carolina Asheville, NC, USA
Nov 24, 2018
Internship- Paid
AmeriCorps Project Conserve seeks dedicated individuals to fill positions serving critical conservation needs in western North Carolina. Each member will serve 900 hours over a 6-month term (roughly full-time), from January 16, 2019 through July 31, 2019. Members connect people with nature and enhance quality of life through conservation education, volunteer recruitment/coordination, and trail creation/improvement. Members improve environmental conditions in WNC through activities including habitat restoration, water quality monitoring, and public land and river improvements projects. Summary of Position : The Urban Habitats Education Coordinator is hosted by Asheville GreenWorks. The service member will increase knowledge and understanding of the urban forest and pollinator habitats among school-aged children in Buncombe County. Using GreenWorks’ Tree Detective and Pollinator Education backpacks, along with real live trees and pollinator gardens, the Urban Habitats Education Coordinator will lead hands-on lessons with elementary school students to build understanding of the importance of these habitats in the urban landscape. The Urban Habitats Education Coordinator will also plan and coordinate a month-long Pollination Celebration with partner organizations throughout Asheville for the month of June 2019. Eligibility Requirements Applicants must: Be at least 18 years of age at the commencement of service Fulfill minimum education requirements (Please see individual service descriptions) Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States Be available between January 16, 2019 and July 31, 2019 and commit to the full service term Consent to a criminal history check and be cleared for service Meet additional qualifications and essential functions listed in the individual service descriptions. Compensation & Benefits Half-time (900-hour) members earn Living stipend of $7,280 over the 6-month term. Education award of $2,960 upon successful completion of the program. This award can be used to pay off existing school loans or to apply to future education. Mentorship and professional development such as training in a broad range of topics including conflict resolution, wilderness first aid and CPR/AED, project planning, non-native invasive species identification, trail construction, volunteer management, and education program development training. To Apply Please go to conservingcarolina.org/americorps/ for more information, and to apply. Deadline to Apply is December 17, 2018. Contact Amy Stout with any questions at (828) 697-5777, ext 217 or projectconserve@conservingcarolina.org .  AmeriCorps Project Conserve is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Reasonable accommodations will be provided to individuals with known physical / mental disabilities. Administered by Conserving Carolina, Project Conserve is an AmeriCorps program supported through grants from the North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism & Community Service in the Office of Governor Roy Cooper, from the Corporation for National & Community Service, and the critical support of our host sites and community partners. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Conserving Carolina Asheville, NC 28806, USA
Nov 24, 2018
Internship- Paid
AmeriCorps Project Conserve seeks dedicated individuals to fill positions serving critical conservation needs in western North Carolina. Each member will serve 900 hours over a 6-month term (roughly full-time), from January 16, 2019 through July 31, 2019. Members connect people with nature and enhance quality of life through conservation education, volunteer recruitment/coordination, and trail creation/improvement. Members improve environmental conditions in WNC through activities including habitat restoration, water quality monitoring, and public land and river improvements projects. Summary of Position : The Waste Reduction Education Coordinator is hosted by Asheville GreenWorks. The service member will raise public awareness about the importance of conserving our natural resources through education about waste reduction, recycling, composting in the City of Asheville, particularly among residents of public housing where recycling was only recently introduced. The service member will carry out recycling outreach education in a four county area, including Henderson, Buncombe, Madison and Transylvania Counties. The service member will also coordinate a pilot program in the local community, recruiting teenagers to work as a team, advocating for efficient recycling and reducing contamination in the recycling stream for their establishment and/or organization. Eligibility Requirements Applicants must: Be at least 18 years of age at the commencement of service Fulfill minimum education requirements (Please see individual service descriptions) Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States Be available between January 16, 2019 and July 31, 2019 and commit to the full service term Consent to a criminal history check and be cleared for service Meet additional qualifications and essential functions listed in the individual service descriptions. Compensation & Benefits Half-time (900-hour) members earn Living stipend of $7,280 over the 6-month term. Education award of $2,960 upon successful completion of the program. This award can be used to pay off existing school loans or to apply to future education. Mentorship and professional development such as training in a broad range of topics including conflict resolution, wilderness first aid and CPR/AED, project planning, non-native invasive species identification, trail construction, volunteer management, and education program development training. To Apply Please go to conservingcarolina.org/americorps/ for more information, and to apply. Deadline to Apply is December 17, 2018. Contact Amy Stout with any questions at (828) 697-5777, ext 217 or projectconserve@conservingcarolina.org .  AmeriCorps Project Conserve is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Reasonable accommodations will be provided to individuals with known physical / mental disabilities. Administered by Conserving Carolina, Project Conserve is an AmeriCorps program supported through grants from the North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism & Community Service in the Office of Governor Roy Cooper, from the Corporation for National & Community Service, and the critical support of our host sites and community partners. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com