Posted: January 21, 2021
Location: Individual sites will be posted on the MCC website as they are recruited. Applicants will be sent guidance through the process. All corners of Maine have been sites in the past, and exciting new opportunities present themselves each year. Training and orientation typically occur near the MCC office at 54 Independence Drive, Augusta, ME.
Time Commitment: Seasonal Term: June 1 – November 12, 2021
Environmental Stewards (ES) accomplish a wide variety of conservation projects ranging from water quality monitoring, habitat restoration, mobilizing volunteers to maintain hiking trails, banding and gathering data on songbirds, restoring eelgrass, teaching school kids about shellfisheries, mapping invasive species, and more. Gain experience and an adventure while making a difference.
Orientation and Training Topics:
Members will participate in up to five orientation and training days, typical topics include: Intro to AmeriCorps, Prohibited Program Activities, MCC, Host Sites and You, OnCorps reporting, Goal Setting, Portfolio Development, Professional Communication, Conflict Resolution, National Incident Management Systems. Initial orientation and training will be mostly virtual in 2021.
Job readiness training, such as resume writing, job search components, appropriate workplace behaviors and interview skills will be taught throughout the term of service. Additional trainings may be provided by the Host Site.
The Environmental Steward will utilize the Essential Volunteer Management Practices to improve the site’s volunteer program.
The MCC ES will also recruit and promote volunteer opportunities from the local community, businesses, and social organizations to accomplish trail projects. The MCC will assist members in identifying potential outreach opportunities, best approaches, and promotion of events to increase volunteerism at the Host Site by using the Essential Volunteer Management Practices. The ES will improve the sustainability of the overall volunteer program.
Weekly living allowance of $335.42 (before taxes) for 24 weeks. AmeriCorps Education Award of $3,097.50. Certifications in the National Incident Management System, some members will also receive MCC Chainsaw Safety Certification. Conferences such as the Volunteer Leadership Conference. Networking opportunities. Maine State Park Pass. Some members may also be eligible for student loan forbearance and childcare reimbursement. A small number of Host Sites also offer housing as part of their position.
Go to our website to complete an online application, and email a copy of your resume and a cover letter to [email protected] by 3/15/2021. You will then be contacted with further instructions. If you have any questions, please direct those to the email above as well.