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Missouri Conservation Corps VISTA member

Missouri Stream Team Watershed Coalition

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Opportunity summary

Term length

8/26/2024 - 8/25/2025

Application window

4/26/2024 - 7/10/2024

Location

Columbia, Missouri

Hourly pay equivalent

$10.97

Project summary

Join the efforts of the newly formed Missouri Conservation Corps in Columbia, Missouri, to help build the reach of their environmental stewardship projects in Columbia. Assist with creating volunteer recruitment materials, training volunteers, and reaching new groups with opportunities to improve community green spaces. Help build the capacity to provide opportunities for low-income youth to participate in hands on environmental stewardship activities and serve low income areas.

Opportunity description

The AmeriCorps member in the Stream Teams United VISTA project at this site will assist the newly formed Missouri Conservation Corps with its volunteer recruitment efforts in Columbia, MO for their work of environmental stewardship of community green spaces. The member will help expand the reach of Missouri Conservation Corps programs to reach low income youth with opportunities to participate in ecological restoration projects, as well as expand the reach of programs to serve low income areas.

Benefits

  • Education benefit
  • Federal noncompetitive hiring authority
  • Healthcare
  • Childcare
  • Relocation expenses

Requirements and qualifications

Requirements

Basic computer skills

Preferred qualifications

Knowledge of ecology and the environment; general communication skills including public speaking, writing, and use of social media platforms

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Natural resource preservation and conservation
  • Biodiversity protection and restoration
  • Waterway restoration
  • Outdoor recreation access improvements
  • City parks and greenspaces creation and maintenance
  • Tree planting and urban forestry
  • Local ecosystem restoration
  • Grant-writing and fundraising
  • Marketing and outreach
  • Volunteer recruitment and management
  • Environmental education and training

Work environment

  • Telework eligible
  • Individual placement
  • Urban
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor