Community Forestry Corps Member
Type of Job
Sep 23, 2021
About the job
Community Forestry Corps Members serve at a nonprofit or public agency with a mission to preserve and protect Minnesota’s environment and strengthen communities, with a focus on preserving and increasing tree canopy. Service could include tree inventorying, tree planting events, gravel bed nursery design/construction/management, Emerald Ash Borer management plan development, citizen volunteer recruitment/training/utilization, and outreach and education events.
We are currently recruiting for the 2021-22 program year with opportunities beginning in September, November and January. Your commitment to the Community Forestry Corps will be 40 hours per week.
This is an AmeriCorps member position. You will join an amazing group of members, determined to help our communities.
Give your time as a member and you’ll receive a scalable perks package based on the time commitment of 40 or 25 hours per week.
Perks at 40 hours per week:
- A stipend of $1050 paid every 2 weeks
- Up to $6,345 for tuition or student loans*
- Federal student loan forbearance & interest repayment
- Individual health insurance — Monthly premium 100% covered
- Child care assistance — Based on family size and income
*The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award can be used to pay tuition or repay qualified student loans. Individuals 55+ may gift their award to their child, grandchild, foster child or step-child.
What it Takes
Great members come from all walks of life. No matter your experience and background, the most important qualification is a desire to serve your community. That said, you also need to meet the following minimum qualifications by the time you begin your service.
- 18 years of age or older with a high school diploma or equivalent
- A citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States*
- Agree to and successfully complete a background check
*Applicants who have received deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are not eligible to serve as AmeriCorps members at this time.
Apply to Become a Member
We are currently recruiting for fall 2021. Positions will be filled on a rolling basis so please apply early as we anticipate a competitive application process.