Becoming a Member

"I serve because I think supporting our local communities and their connection to the land around them is essential for creating environment-conscious changes and fostering human health and happiness. In a time when individual voices often feel unheard, service feels like the loudest way to speak out.”


We are no longer accepting applications for full-time service positions for the 2020-2021 service year. We will have multiple half-time positions that will be being in March 2021, please check back for more details.


Members serve at host sites around the state.

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!

Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn & Check out our Member Recruitment Brochure

Or Email us:

Dustin Bowman Program Coordinator 

Carey Hengstenberg Program Director

Liz Shields Team Leader