Becoming a Member

Why do we serve?

   

Apply to ECO and tell us why you want to serve!

Recruitment for the 2021-2022 service year is right around the corner! Applications will be open mid-April, so check back here for Host Site Organizations, ECO Member Position Descriptions, and the link to our AmeriCorps portal soon. 

In the meantime, explore our site to learn more about what your service with ECO AmeriCorps could look like and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn!

Don't hesitate to reach out to Dustin, Program Coordinator at Dustin.Bowman@Vermont.gov or Liz, Team Leader at Liz.Shields@partner.vermont.gov ahead of applying with any questions or concerns!


As an ECO, you'll serve directly with a Host Site Organization.

ECO AmeriCorps' focus is to provide capacity for organizations to complete projects around the state within water quality, waste management, and conservation fields. This is accomplished through supporting our members, providing professional development, mentoring, and a sense of community. 

We partner with local municipalities, conservation districts, solid waste management districts, other state departments, and non-profits to host AmeriCorps members. Visit our Host Organizations page to see where members are currently serving. Go to our What you'll do page to see what projects our members do, read stories from current members on News & Updates

Member Benefits

Benefits include AmeriCorps gear, a biweekly living stipend, health insurance, child care assistance, professional training, program support, networking, and an AmeriCorps Segal Education Award. Visit the Coorporation for National Community Service website for more information on what being an AmeriCorps member means. 

Time Commitment

Full time service terms are 11 months beginning in September and ending the following August. Members are required to serve a minimum of 1,700 hours during this time - about 40 hours per week. 

Part time service terms are 6 months beginning in March and ending in the following August. Members are required to serve a minimum of 900 hours. 

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Here are some FAQ's on becoming a member!

Check out our Member Recruitment Brochure! or reach out to us directly:

Dustin Bowman Program Coordinator dustin.bowman@vermont.gov 

Carey Hengstenberg Program Director carey.hengstenberg@vermont.gov

Liz Shields Team Leader liz.shields@partner.vermont.gov