Squam Lakes Association Conservation Crew (6 positions available)

About the LRCC-SLA AmeriCorps Program:

The Squam Lakes Association (SLA) is a non-profit conservation organization that

works to conserve the natural beauty, peaceful character, and resources of the

Squam watershed. Through conservation, education, and low-impact recreation,

the SLA promotes the protection, careful use, and shared enjoyment of the Squam

Lakes Region.  The Squam Lakes Association has six half-year positions (22.5

weeks) available beginning May 20, 2020 for the summer/fall Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC) program.

Duties Include:

• Scuba Diving to remove aquatic invasive species

• Caretaking at backcountry campsites: checking in campers, educating the public, maintaining composting toilets, etc…

• Maintaining the SLA’s 50+ miles of trail in the Squam Range

• Leading volunteer crews in the field

• Creating and running engaging environmental education programs, including trail and lake hosting to educate the public on regional conservation initiatives

• Water Quality Monitoring

• Removing Terrestrial Invasive Species

• And more!

Watch previous AmeriCorps member Stevie Raymond’s video for a look at a day in the life of the Squam Lakes Association LRCC members!  You can view the video here: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DXEq_UDJcDRU&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C732e3ce7734d448e333d08d7a636e62a%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637160627051720065&sdata=d995%2BfOucePMVp0uoHWAPaTKgVuG3fYlyggZqk4M5Xk%3D&reserved=0

The SLA is a part of the Lakes Region Conservation Corps, an AmeriCorps state

program.  If you would like to learn more about the Lakes Region Conservation

Corps or the seven other host site options, please visit LakesRegionConservationCorps.org.

Summer/Fall LRCC-SLA members have the opportunity to receive the following over the course of the program:

• SSI Scuba diving certification

• PADI Weed control diver certification

• Lake Host training

• NH Safe Boating certification

• NH Commercial boating license

• Wilderness First Aid & CPR certifications

• Housing with kitchen facilities

• Living allowance: $225 weekly, distributed biweekly

• AmeriCorps Education Award of $3,047.50 received upon successful completion of program (minimum of 900 hours)

Our ideal candidate is someone with a four year degree in a related field, or someone who can clearly articulate how the program is going to help them in their career goals.  Individuals who excel in this program display a curiosity and willingness to learn, remain flexible and open to new opportunities, can independently problem solve, are passionate about conservation, hard-workers, and work well both independently and as a team.

LRCC-SLA Candidate Minimum Qualifications:

• Must be 18 years of age by May 20, 2020

• Must be covered by health insurance for duration of program

• Must be a competent swimmer

• Able to lift 50 pounds

• Able to carry and use heavy tools while hiking

• Able to hike at least 8 miles in a day

• Available from May 20, 2020 through October 24, 2020 (end date dependent on completion of service hours)

• Must apply online

• Must meet the Corporation for National Community Service’s minimum requirements: Must clear all required National Service Criminal History Checks; Must be a US citizen; US national, or legal permanent resident of the US; Must be high school graduates, GED recipients, or must be working toward attaining a high school diploma or GED during their term of service

The application deadline is April 1, 2020, but interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  Applications are reviewed and selected for interviews in the order of submission.

To learn more about the summer/fall SLA-LRCC please visit


To apply for this position please visit


Contact Emily Gross, AmeriCorps Program Manager, for more information at