Environmental Steward Positions

Please Note:

  • Upcoming 2015 Positions:
    1700 hour positions
    serve January 6, 2015 to November 3, 2015.
  • Deadline for application is November 3, 2014

  • 900 hour positions serve May 11, 2015 to November 7, 2015

  • Deadline for application is March 20, 2015

  • MCC accepts applications year-round. They are considered for the next open term of service after receipt.

What is an Environmental Steward?

After successful completion of our 3-week training program you will be placed with a Maine federal, state or non-profit organization with all the skills needed to:

  • Create new trails and rehabilitate existing trails
  • Implement existing land management plans
  • Recruit, train, and lead volunteers to create and improve recreational trail systems
  • Establish a sustainable, dedicated community volunteer base
  • Develop plans for future conservation projects

Terms of Service

  • Approximately 10 months; a minimum of 1700 hours; Mid-January through mid-November
  • Approximately 6 months; a minimum of 900 hours; Mid-May to November 8.

Living Allowance & Education Award Details

  • 1700 hour positions receive a living allowance of $11,700 ($260/week for 45 weeks) and if eligible, an AmeriCorps education award of $5,550 upon successful completion of the program. Health coverage is available for 1700 hour positions and child care reimbursement is available to 1700 hour members, if eligible.
  • 900 hour positions receive a living allowance of $6,240 ($260/week for 24 weeks) and if eligible, an AmeriCorps education award of $2,775 upon successful completion of the program.
  • Other benefits include student loan forbearance & interest payment if eligible, experiential learning, a wide range of training and networking opportunities and a Maine State Park Pass.

To Apply

Apply Now - Register & Apply Using AmeriCorps Application

For information on the application process contact:

Brenda Webber
Maine Conservation Corps
124 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
(207) 624-6085 or 1-800-245-5627 (Toll Free in Maine)
corps.conservation@maine.gov

Current Opportunities

Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands Positions: