Are you interested in experiencing the seasonality of conservation work, from spending the quiet winter deep diving into projects, to the booming summer full of boots on the ground conservation? The Squam Lakes Association (SLA) has six full-year (42.5 weeks) positions available through the Lakes Region Conservation Corps for the 2021-2022 program year, running from November 1st, 2021 - August 25th, 2022.
The Squam Lakes Association is a part of the Lakes Region Conservation Corps, an AmeriCorps State program that develops skills and experiences for conservation professionals, regardless of current experience levels. Lakes Region Conservation Corps members are the driving force behind many of the conservation efforts in New Hampshire's Lakes Region (to learn more about the Lakes Region Conservation Corps, please visit: LakesRegionConservationCorps.org).
The program provides hands-on conservation experience and certifications over a broad range of areas that ensure that members are capable of independently approaching a variety of tasks in the environmental conservation field. Full-year members at the SLA experience the seasonality of boots-on-the-ground conservation.
In the winter:
In the summer:
Full-Year Lakes Region Conservation Corps members at the Squam Lakes Association have the opportunity to receive the following over the course of the program:
*Please note that the provision of some benefits may be impacted due to state and federal regulations and guidelines regarding COVID-19
Lakes Region Conservation Corps at Squam Lakes Association Candidate Qualifications:
We select Lakes Region Conservation Corps members who display a great attitude and commitment to conservation, enjoy hard work, and aren't afraid to get dirty. Lakes Region Conservation Corps members must meet the following minimum qualifications to serve with our sites.
-Must be 18 years of age by start date of your program.
-Must be competent swimmer (dependent upon site)
-Able to lift 50 pounds (dependent upon site)
-Able to carry and use heavy tools while hiking (dependent upon site)
-Able to hike at least 8 miles in a day (dependent upon site)
-Able to work independently and with a group
-Available for duration of program (end date dependent on completion of service hours)
-Must meet the Corporation for National Community Service's minimum requirements:
i) Must clear all required National Service Criminal History Check
ii) Must be a high school graduate, GED recipient, or must be working toward attaining a high school diploma or GED during their term of service
iii) Must be a US citizen, US national, or legal permanent resident of the US