LAST CALL: Lakes Region Conservation Corps

LAST CALL: Lakes Region Conservation CorpsLooking to break into the field of conservation, but don’t know where to start? Consider spending your summer in beautiful New Hampshire and joining the Lakes Regions Conservation Corps (LRCC), a 22.5 week AmeriCorps service program that develops skills and experiences for the next generation of conservation professionals. LRCC members are the driving force behind many of the conservation efforts of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region.  The LRCC summer/fall program features 7 host sites, each offering unique experiences and opportunities to members.Key responsibilities may include:-Work toward the eradication of invasive species in the lakes and watershed.-Maintain and construct regional trail networks.-Engage both youth and adults in environmental education and outreach programs.-Recruit and lead volunteer crews.-And more!Host Sites:Each host site operates independently and has additional, specialized duties and experiences.  Highlights of each site are included below, but applicants are encouraged to learn more about each host site at this link.Camp Hale (2 positions available)Sandwich, NHMembers have the benefit of living and working on Squam Lake within a camp environment, while not actually working as a camp counselor.  Members receive free meals during camp sessions and are included in the camp community, making it easy to form engaging relationships with peers from around the world. Housing is provided on site.Lakes Region Conservation Trust (2 positions available)Center Harbor, NHLRCC-LRCT members will receive training in land conservation methods, conservation and recreational land management, and education and outreach. Land Stewards will work on a variety of projects, including trail maintenance, terrestrial invasive plant removal, monitoring LRCT preserves and conservation easements, and more. Housing is provided.Merrimack River Watershed Council (1 position available)Concord, NHMembers serving at MRWC will work on restoration projects throughout the Merrimack River watershed, coordinate education and outreach events, and develop the MRWC’s communications on social media. Members receive professional development opportunities including in-house training, staff mentoring, and engaging with partners.Squam Lakes Association (3 positions available)Holderness, NHMembers serve within a team, scuba diving to remove variable milfoil from Squam Lake, spending weekends camping on our islands caretakers, maintaining over 55 miles of trails within the Squam Range, developing education programs, and more. Members both receive and actively apply their SSI scuba certification and weed control diver certification, as well as spend ample time on the lake during service. Housing is provided.Benefits:-Wilderness First Aid & CPR certifications-Living allowance; $534 bi-weekly (pre-tax)-NH Commercial Boating License-Housing provided, or $250 bi-weekly housing allowance (dependent on host site)-Student loan forbearance for qualifying loans-AmeriCorps Education Award of $3,172.50 received upon successful completion of the program and a minimum of 900 hours-Additional trainings provided vary by host site.* The provision of these trainings are contingent upon the operation of the organizations hosting them, which may be impacted due to COVID-19.Minimum Qualifications as per AmeriCorps CNCS Guidelines:-Must be 18 years of age by May 16, 2022-Must be covered by health insurance for the duration of program-Must be a US citizen, US national, or legal permanent resident-Must clear all required national service criminal history checks-Must be a high school graduate, GED recipient, or be working towards obtaining one during term of serviceCommitment:May 16, 2022 through October 19, 2022. This is a 22.5 week AmeriCorps program. Members must complete at least 900 hours over the course of the program in order to receive the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award.Application Deadline:April 18Apply Now at this link.