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AmeriCorps Nature Preschool Teacher (The Willowell Foundation)

Organization The Willowell Foundation
Location P.O. Box 314
Bristol, Vermont 05443

The Wren’s Nest Forest Preschool (in New Haven, Vermont) seeks an enthusiastic candidate to spend a year serving with young children in a nature-based, experiential, outdoor classroom.  Come spend 9 months exploring the natural world with 3-5 year olds.

Gain skills and experience in early education and land-based curriculum, while serving youth in Addison County! This position is perfect for people who are just entering the field of outdoor early education, who may be considering an early education teaching license, or who are looking to give back to their community. 

The VYDC-Willowell Preschool Program and Outreach AmeriCorps Member serves as a positive role model who supports children at Wren’s Nest Forest Preschool by leading outdoor physical activities (hiking, sensory awareness and wilderness skills); planning and serving healthy snacks; planning and implementing Pre-K arts and science curricula; assisting families in accessing economic resources; hosting family and community engagement opportunities (workshops and support groups); and recruiting and managing volunteers. The member builds program capacity through outreach families of varying socio-economic backgrounds, writing non-federal grants and assisting with fundraising events to leverage resources for member-supported initiatives, and PR and community outreach initiatives. Reliable private transportation and valid license for travel between Willowell sites and to monthly AmeriCorps training in Montpelier. Minimum age: 20. Send resume, cover letter, and contact info for 2 references.

Education award, living stipend, and professional development opportunities.

Email with questions, or apply at the link below (please note that the application deadline runs until August, but this position will be filled when the right candidate applies). Serious applicants are encouraged to apply ASAP.



Date Posted July 9th, 2019
Deadline August 12th, 2019
# of Positions Available 1
Categories Education
Type Full Time
Compensation This is technically a volunteer service position, but there is an education award and living stipend. $9,742 total living allowance for nine months, plus $4,144 education award upon completion (to go towards student loan forbearance or future education)
How to Apply Please apply through the AmeriCoprs website

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