|Organization||Montpelier Parks & Trees Department|
39 Main Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
Help Montpelier become a more accessible, vibrant place to live with better access to healthy food and outdoor recreation! Spend a year leading volunteer groups to build trails, grow food for our local Senior Activity Center, and maintain our forested parks. You’ll learn about trail building, farming, forestry, and how we build community through service and volunteerism. No experience required in any of the above fields, only a willingness to learn and collaborate with others.
This position is part of the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board AmeriCorps (VHCB AmeriCorps). The VHCB AmeriCorps program supports the innovative dual-goal approach to creating stable affordable housing opportunities for Vermont residents while preserving the natural and working landscape. VHCB AmeriCorps is a national service program that places members with non-profit housing or land and energy conservation organizations around the state.
- Trails & Conservation: Montpelier is undergoing a large expansion of our trail system with the goal of making our city into a destination for outdoor recreation. This year we will be building or upgrading a number of key trail sections to increase connectivity and provide a more multi-use experience. Members should expect to lead volunteer groups in trail building, trail upgrades, and removal of invasive species.
- Urban Forest Management: Our department is tasked not only with maintaining our parks, but also our urban forest and riparian areas. In addition to the normal challenges of maintain these areas, we are now dealing with the added challenge of handling the presence of the invasive Emerald Ash Borer in our community. Members should expect to lead volunteer groups in planting riparian areas, urban tree planting projects to replace Ash trees, removal of invasive species, and to serve alongside staff to maintain our urban forest.
|Date Posted||June 26th, 2020|
|Deadline||Open until filled|
|# of Positions Available||1|
|Categories||Land access / conservation, Food Access and Nutrition|
|Compensation||This position is Full Time: Requires 1,720 hours for an average of 40 hours per week for 48 weeks. Member will receive a living allowance of $20,400 (pre-tax), and an education award of $6,195 (pre-tax) upon successful completion of service. Other benefits include health insurance, federal school loan forbearance, and various training and networking opportunities.|
|How to Apply||Full position description: https://www.vhcb.org/sites/default/files/programs/americorps/Mont%20Parks.pdf To Apply: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=97412 For questions about this position or to send additional materials: Alec Ellsworth 39 Main St., Montpelier, VT firstname.lastname@example.org ~ (802) 585-7673 Additional information on AmeriCorps is available at www.americorps.org.|