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Land and Trails Steward

Vermont Housing and Conservation Board AmeriCorps

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Opportunity summary

Term length

9/9/2024 - 8/8/2025

Application window

6/20/2024 - 8/1/2024

Location

Stowe, Vermont

Hourly pay equivalent

$17.44

Project summary

The Vermont Housing and Conservation Board Climate Corps program supports the dual-goal approach to creating stable, affordable housing opportunities while preserving the natural and working landscape, all in the face of a changing climate.

Opportunity description

Conduct conserved lands monitoring, trail maintenance and accessibility improvements, volunteer and school group outreach activities and workdays, invasive species control and ecological restoration projects, and other management activities on our conserved properties. This job is a great fit for someone who enjoys being outside, conducting hands-on land and trail projects, and teaching other people, and who wants to see the concrete impacts of their service on the land.

Benefits

  • Education benefit
  • Healthcare
  • Mental and behavioral health benefits

Requirements and qualifications

Requirements

Be US citizen or have permanent resident status; Be at least 18 years of age upon entering the Pre-Service Orientation or 17 years of age with verified parental permission; Be a high school graduate, have a GED certificate, or be willing to work towards a GED as part of the service term; Has not been convicted of murder or sexual assault and is willing to undergo a National Service Criminal History Check; Available to regularly serve 40 hours per week

Preferred qualifications

Ability to serve outdoors in variable conditions such as exposure to heat; cold; steep, frozen, or wet terrain; forest hazards such as old barbed wire and down trees; and forest pests; Able to lift and carry at least 35 lbs.; Able to safely use using hand and power tools to fulfill service duties; Able to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and teach and lead volunteer groups to undertake outdoor, hands-on work using a variety of standard trail tools; A personal vehicle

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Natural resource preservation and conservation
  • Biodiversity protection and restoration
  • Outdoor recreation access improvements
  • Local ecosystem restoration
  • Soil and water conservation
  • Marketing and outreach
  • Volunteer recruitment and management

Work environment

  • Telework eligible
  • Rural
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor