Veteran Community Leaders
NOTE: This position has been approved for the use of GI benefits
Are you a Maine veteran looking to continue your service in your home state? Do you desire to learn the
skills necessary to obtain a job in the conservation field and put them to the test? Are you searching for a new
mission? If so, the MCC has the position to meet your goals!
Veteran Community Leaders serve for a minimum of 1700 hours, approximately 10 months, from January through November. Veteran Community Leaders begin their term of service with the MCC in an 11-week training program designed to leverage existing leadership talents and develop new skills. Training topics typically include:
- Griphoist and Rigging Operations
- CPR/First Aid Certification
- Chainsaw Safety Training
- Volunteer Management Coursework
- Leadership and Communication
- Stone and Timber Work
- Trail Layout and Design
Upon successful completion of training, Veteran Community Leaders are placed with Maine federal, state or non-profit organizations to:
- Create new trails and rehabilitate existing trails
- Recruit, train and lead volunteers to create and improve recreational trail systems with a focus on recruiting and training other veterans as community volunteers
- Establish a sustainable, dedicated community volunteer base
- Develop plans for future conservation projects
- Must have past or present service with the US Armed Forces and have a DD 214 honorable discharge
- High School diploma or equivalent
- Must be at least 18 years old
- Must be a US Citizen and Maine resident
- Must agree to criminal and sex offender background checks
- Have the ability to live and perform strenuous work under challenging conditions
- Have the desire to learn, serve others, and make a difference
- Follows directions
- Responsible and reliable
- Good communication skills
- Excellent work ethic
- Possesses motivation and initiative
- Interest in personal growth and in participating in on-going training
- Eligibility for AmeriCorps and ability to complete term of service
Sound like a good fit?
The MCC accepts applications year-round. They are considered for the next term of after receipt.
Read about the current opportunities.
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Have questions about AmeriCorps?
- FAQs on Veterans and AmeriCorps - Word Doc (31KB)
- Veteran Community Leaders information - PDF (69KB)
- Veteran Community Leader Handbook - in revision
For information on the application process contact:
Maine Conservation Corps
124 State House Station
Augusta ME 04333
207-624-6085 or 1-800-245-5627 (Toll Free in Maine)
The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry provides equal opportunity in employment and programs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Accommodation arrangements must be requested in advance by contacting MCC staff.