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Emergency Response Team Member

AmeriCorps St. Louis


Opportunity summary

Term length

9/10/2024 - 8/1/2025

Application window

3/1/2024 - 7/31/2024


St. Louis, Missouri

Hourly pay equivalent


Project summary

This project engages members in a variety of projects related to environmental stewardship, wildland fire, and disaster response. Projects may include invasive species removal, habitat restoration, prescribed burning, wildfire response, disaster relief and mitigation, recreation site improvements, and trail building.

Opportunity description

Over an 11-month term, full-time National Service Volunteers on the 42-Member Emergency Response Team (ERT) will gain experience and training in the fields of environmental stewardship, wildland fire, and disaster response. Teams complete projects in partnership with nonprofit, local, state, and federal agencies. No prior experience is necessary, and all experience is welcome. There are as many as 46 openings for this position.


  • Education benefit
  • Federal non competitive hiring authority
  • Mental and behavioral health benefits
  • Child care

Requirements and qualifications


Must be  graduates, GED recipients, working on attaining a High School diploma or GED during their term of service. Be 17 years or older (no upper age limit). Pass a national service criminal history check. Hold one of the following U.S. citizenship statuses: US citizen, US National, Lawful Permanent Resident. Have a valid driver’s license or other government issued photo identification.

Preferred qualifications

Demonstrate the ability to serve effectively on diverse teams and with a variety of populations. Exhibit flexibility. adaptability. and capacity to serve in a fluid. changing service environment. Communicate effectively with teammates, partners, and staff. Value the community and diversity of the Corps.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Natural resource preservation and conservation
  • Biodiversity protection and restoration
  • Wildfire prevention and fuels reduction
  • Outdoor recreation access improvements
  • Forestry
  • City parks and greenspaces creation and maintenance
  • Tree planting and urban forestry
  • Environmental Justice
  • Disaster preparedness
  • Recovery
  • And Response
  • Local ecosystem restoration

Work environment

  • Team based
  • Rural
  • Urban
  • Traveling
  • Outdoor