Virginia Service and Conservation Corps (AmeriCorps) 675 Hour Positions
Join the Virginia Service and Conservation Corps(VSCC) and be on the frontlines of conservation in Virginia State Parks. The VSCC has opportunities to serve in all Virginia state parks while providing you with the skills necessary to pursue a career in the conservation field. We’re looking for members that are willing to learn and comfortable working outdoors in a variety of weather conditions. In addition, you should be a self starter and be able to communicate effectively with park staff and guests. Benefits of serving in the VSCC may include First Aid/CPR/AED training, Interpretive Training, Canoe/Kayak Guide Training (site dependent) as well as Wildland Firefighting Training (Site Specific). If members are not provided with park housing, they will receive a housing stipend to assist with the cost of living expenses. For 675 hour members, the term of service will be mid-May, 2023-mid-September, 2023. Members will receive a living allowance of $6,750 over their course of service. After completing their required service hours, members will be eligible to receive an education award. The amount of the education award for 2023 is $2,474.27. Members will serve roughly 37.5 hours per week.
Members will develop and deliver interpretive programming to park visitors with the goal of expanding visitor knowledge of the natural world. Members will also work with park staff to recruit volunteers and lead volunteer service days in state parks and natural heritage areas. Depending on their site, members may also assist with trail maintenance and construction, as well as with resource management projects. We’re looking for members that are willing to learn and comfortable working outdoors in a variety of weather conditions. In addition, you should be a self starter and be able to communicate effectively with park staff and guests. Members should also be comfortable with public speaking.