APPLY TO BE AN EARTHCORPS CORPS MEMBER

Deadline: 7 January, 2019
Open to: US and non US citizens aged 18-25/29 (depends on the position)
Benefits: monthly stipend for living expenses

Description

EarthCorps is located in the heart of the Pacific Northwest: Seattle, Washington and it has three Corps Programs: EarthCorps Crew, EarthCorps Volunteer, and EarthCorps Specialist.

The heart of the crew experience is working side-by-side and building a close-knit crew of 6-7 AmeriCorps and international participants.  Crews work, camp, and learn together through the daily process of performing environmental restoration. It takes a lot of hard work, sweat, and happens outdoors in all kinds of weather.

You’ll have the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects throughout the Puget Sound region, which may include invasive plant removal (both manual and through herbicide application), native plant installation, trail construction and maintenance, and stream and salmon habitat restoration. Projects take place in a variety of urban, suburban, and rural settings. Workdays are from 7:30 am – 5:00 pm, including some weekends.

If you are an U.S. resident applying to EarthCorps for the first time, you will most likely apply for the AmeriCorps Corps Member position. If you’ve had extensive restoration experience, or have already participated as an EarthCorps corps member, you may be qualified to apply to be a Crew Leader or Volunteer Specialist.

Eligibility

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to work hard in all weather conditions,
  • Commitment to cooperation and teamwork with peers from around the world,
  • Eligibility for AmeriCorps and ability to complete term of service,
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds (22.5 kg); Hike up to 8 miles (13 km) while carrying 40 pounds (18kg) of weight for up to 9 hours per day.
  • Completed high school diploma/GED,

Desired qualifications:

  • Between 18-25/29 years old,
  • Experience in outdoor field work or physical labor,
  • Commitment to community service and previous experience in volunteer service,
  • Enthusiasm for environmental conservation, science, recreation or other related field,
  • Capacity to learn and grow in a service training position.\No Criminal Record
  • Conversational English
  • 4 year college degree in the environmental field and 1 year of work experience in the environmental field*
    -OR-
  • 5 years of work experience in the environmental field*
    *Please note that EarthCorps is required by the US government to ensure that every applicant meets strict criteria in order to qualify for a US J-1 Trainee visa. You must have a university degree in an environmental field and/or environmental work experience to qualify.

Benefits

EarthCorps international participants are supported while participating in the program and do not have to pay to join. They support the corps by providing:

  • Housing in the form of a host family
  • Medical Insurance
  • Local Transportation (bus pass)
  • Gear for work and camping
  • A small monthly stipend for incidental expenses.

How to apply?

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For more detailed information,please visit the official website.