Our mission is to accomplish conservation initiatives that inspire individuals and enrich communities.  MCC operates an AmeriCorps program with two service options.

Environmental Stewards are paired with conservation organizations throughout Maine.  These positions offer a unique opportunity to gain skills in the conservation field while increasing the capacity of local organizations. Stewards receive training, certifications and benefits as an AmeriCorps member. The role of an Environmental Steward is as varied as the needs of host sites. A sample of past projects include:

  • Habitat restoration
  • Invasive species monitoring
  • Environmental education
  • Engagement and advancement of community volunteer groups
  • Small scale recreational trail projects
  • Water quality monitoring

Our Field Team Program consists of trail crews that construct and rehabilitate sustainable trails in places like Baxter State Park, and on the Appalachian Trail, as well as land owned by local communities and land trusts.  Field Teams consist of leadership placements, which include up to 15 weeks of training.  Leadership training begins in February with returning or experienced leaders joining the training in April.  Field Team Members begin service in June and continue to mid-October. 

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Maine Conservation Corps Maine, USA
Apr 10, 2019
Seasonal
General Description:  Live, serve, and explore Maine’s wilderness, coast and mountains with Maine Conservation Corps (MCC).  Members serve in teams of three to six, using traditional construction and maintenance skills to enhance hiking, biking, skiing, and other types of recreational trails throughout the state.  Learn how to highline a 500-pound boulder to construct a stone staircase, build timber structures, or open access to treasured natural areas.  You’ll make a difference in local communities, while connecting to nature, peers and yourself.  Build a path, while finding yours.  Field Team Members will participate in job readiness training, covering essential hard and soft skills, and will complete conservation projects as part of a team. You can expect to serve on physically challenging conservation projects in any kind of weather, gaining hands on experience in the groundwork of stewardship.  The Team Member position requires a positive attitude, a willingness to learn, the ability to live and serve collaboratively in a team setting, and the physical ability to carry out the essential functions of the position. Benefits:  Team Members are 675 hour AmeriCorps members who will receive a weekly living of $270 (less taxes). Other benefits include a wide range of training and networking opportunities, housing during training, pro-deals, a Maine State Park Pass, and an education award of $2,255.24. Some members may also be eligible for student loan deferment and childcare reimbursement. For current and future opportunities, like our Facebook page! To apply, see our website:  https://www.maine.gov/dacf/mcc