Join the global fight for a healthy climate by making a difference in local communities. Community Forestry members serve at a nonprofit or public agency with a mission to help communities mitigate and prepare for climate change with a focus on preserving and increasing tree canopy.
Service with the Community Forestry Initiative includes many projects that support our communities and environment. From tree planting to outreach and education, Community Forestry members are helping build a healthy, resilient, and environmentally just future for all.
We are currently recruiting for the 2023-24 program year with opportunities beginning in July, August, October and January. This is an AmeriCorps member position with the Community Forestry Initiative of Climate Impact Corps. You will join an amazing group of members, determined to help our communities.
Serve as a Community Forestry Member and receive a scalable perks package based on your time commitment of 40 or 25 hours per week.
40 hours/week perks:
25 hours/week perks:
*The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award can be used to pay tuition or repay qualified student loans. Individuals 55+ at the start of their service term at the start of their service term may gift their award to their child, grandchild, foster child or step-child.
Our members come from all walks of life. The most important qualification is a passion to take action for your community – and meet the following minimum qualifications.
By the time they begin their service, our members are:
*Applicants who have received deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are not eligible to serve as AmeriCorps members at this time.
Climate Impact Corps is powered by passionate AmeriCorps members who serve in one of two initiatives: Community Forestry Corps or Home Energy Corps. The program was launched in 2020, to address urgent needs in Minnesota and is administered by Ampact.
Ampact is a national organization that demonstrates the power of national service to solve complex social problems by creating innovative programs that focus on the key areas of education, environmental stewardship, and healthy futures for communities. These programs include Reading Corps, Math Corps, Early Learning Corps, Climate Impact Corps, Heading Home Corps, Language Corps, Public Health Corps, Recovery Corps and Resettlement Corps.
Ampact will not discriminate for or against any AmeriCorps service member or applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, familial status, military service, or any other category protected by law. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request.
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