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  • Conservation Crew Member

    Harrisonburg, VA and Raleigh, NC
    $300.00 / week

    Position Summary:

    This is an exciting opportunity to work on an AmeriCorps conservation crew with the Great Appalachian Valley Conservation Corps.  The crew will partner with local public land managers to accomplish meaningful projects to support trail construction and ecological health. Typically, Corpsmembers will camp out in the field and complete project work for 9 days at a time followed by 4-5 days off. This schedule may vary depending upon project partner needs. Meals are provided while in the field.


    As an AmeriCorps program participant, work effectively as member of crew; perform heavy manual labor related to environmental conservation and restoration projects; work outdoors in all types of weather and successfully adapts to various climates; camps overnight outdoors in wilderness areas near work sites for short or extended periods of time; effectively learn and apply new environmental conservation and restoration skills and outdoor living skills; actively participate in environmental education activities; practice appropriate safety procedures in all tasks assigned; use, maintain and repair hand and power tools as necessary.

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  • Conservation Crew Leader

    Harrisonburg, VA and Raleigh, NC

    Position Summary:

    This is a unique opportunity to help build a local organization while leading a young adult AmeriCorps crew or youth crew on meaningful conservation projects.

    The position is multi-faceted and demanding, but with opportunity for enormous rewards.  Successful candidates will demonstrate resourcefulness, effective communication skills, excellent judgment, maturity, initiative, professionalism, and the desire to devote themselves to a crew experience where the needs of others are placed above oneself. The Crew Leader position requires mentorship, technical aptitude, and a high level of comfort in the outdoors.

    Leadership & Mentorship

    • Manage, supervise, and lead the day-to-day details of project work & crew life in camp
    • Implement skills & training on work-site and facilitate intentional discussions via informal lessons to contribute to the crew’s personal growth and group dynamics
    • Promote individual corps member development and a healthy community

    Project Management & Implementation

    • Train and motivate a crew of six young adults or youth to efficiently complete conservation projects on public land
    • Delegation of project work & investment among crew
    • Manage the on-the-ground quality and quantity of project work
    • Think critically to resolve issues
    • Communicate effectively & coordinate logistics with project partners & GAVCC staff

    Safety & Risk Management

    • Monitor, manage, and promote the crew’s physical and emotional safety on and off the work site
    • Exhibit strong situational awareness & promote a culture of safety
    • Transport crew’s and equipment safely in GAVCC’s vans or large SUVs with trailers


    • Complete professional documentation of time sheets, daily and weekly reports, corps member and peer evaluations, incident reports, etc.
    • Manage food budget and credit card for purchases


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  • Individual Placement/Intern

    Harrisonburg, VA

    GAVCC engages individuals in positions with federal, state and local land management agencies and environmentally focused non-profits. Individual placements (interns) are paired with local supervisors and these positions offer more technical, hands-on experience in the work of these organizations or agencies and many times provide the training necessary to secure long term employment in these fields.

    Participants are paid a weekly stipend are typically responsible for their own room and board. Applicants must be over 18 years of age, start dates are varied and applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 


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  • Intern/Individual Placement - NPS Exotic Plant Management Team - Summer/Fall 2019

    Washington D.C., District of Columbia
    $500.00 / week

    Position Summary: 

    The Exotic Plant Management Individual Placement is based in Washington, DC as part of the National Capital Region Exotic Plant Management Team with the National Park Service. This 18-week AmeriCorps position will provide invasive plant management program support to the parks and partners in the National Capital Region. The Individual Placement will engage in responsibilities primarily in a field but also in an office setting. In the field, the Individual Placement will work side-by-side with trained staff to conduct invasive plant control in potentially strenuous and adverse conditions. This position will work with GIS and related tools as well as with paper and electronic files to conduct invasive plant ranking, evaluate tools for mobile data collection, collect data and/or perform data analysis, contribute to the development of reports, and assist in the development of communication materials. Training in invasive species management, chainsaw use, Mid-Atlantic Ecology and more will be provided. Housing is not available for this position.

    General Qualifications:  

    To qualify, you must be between the ages of 21 and 27, and a US citizen that has received a high school diploma or GED. All offers of employment are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check. Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award. 

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    • Resident of Washington, DC or surrounding metro area 
    • Two or four year college degree in a biology-related subject area 
    • Familiarity with local plant identification 
    • Valid First Aid/CPR/AED certification 

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How to Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and close when the position is filled. It is best to apply as early as possible.


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