Hosting an Environmental Careers and Opportunities (ECO) AmeriCorps Member
What are the requirements for becoming a service site?
Service sites must provide meaningful service opportunities, regular supervision with oversight of service hours and timesheets, office space and office equipment, orientation to the service site, additional training (as needed), and mileage reimbursement.
Service sites must provide a detailed service plan outlining the projects their ECO AmeriCorps member will be assigned. Service projects should address water-related issues and protect critical watersheds while providing valuable educational and professional development opportunities for ECO AmeriCorps members. Service Site applications are evaluated by a team from the Department of Environmental Conservation and ECO AmeriCorps to select projects best suited for the program.
In addition, each service site will provide a cash match of:
- $6,500 per full-time ECO AmeriCorps member (Minimum of 1,700 hours, roughly 40 hours per week)
To be considered, service sites must:
- Be a non-profit, municipality, state agency, or educational institution.
- Provide a position description showcasing activities that are appropriate to the mission of ECO AmeriCorps.
- Provide a service environment that is ADA compliant, drug -free, and carried supplies and equipment necessary for members to perform their duties.
- Be able to provide the cash match and mileage reimbursement at the GSA rate for service-related travel for the member.
- Attend a supervisor orientation and be available for a minimum of two subsequent site visits and check-ins from ECO AmeriCorps staff
- Clarify any additional responsibilities to the member according to your organization's policies.
- Notify ECO AmeriCorps staff about conflicts or other issues as they arise.
Members serve at sites around the state.
ECO AmeriCorps partners with local municipalities, conservation districts, and non-profits on current effort to monitor water quality, implement projects, and plan future interventions. Potential projects include: building green infrastructure, restoring ecosystems, managing stormwater, stabilizing streams, educating farmers, and landowners about strategies they can use at their properties, and project planning and mapping.
Think you would be a good fit?
If your community or organization needs help in these areas, we want to hear from you!
Our application deadline for the 2017 - 2018 service year has passed. Applications for the 2018 - 2019 service year will be posted in the winter/spring of 2018.
Please contact Reuben Allen for more information. 802.779.6054