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Mark Helminski @ Upham Woods
Lanah Sandoval @ Kicapoo Valley Forest School

2024 Quick Facts

Position Type:
Full-time, temporary (12, 18, 46 & 50 weeks)

Compensation / Benefits:
$500 Weekly Living Stipend*
Room & board provided at some locations

AmeriCorps Members earn an award for tuition or qualified loans
(Up to $6,895*)

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Angie Plank @ FSPA
Aaron Stankewitz @ Hunger Task Force of La Crosse

2024 Individual Placement Opportunities

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Summer Environmental Educator

1 Position Available

May 28, 2024 - August 16, 2024

Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary is dedicated to creating a love and understanding of the environment.

As a Summer Environmental Educator, your role is to develop engaging environmental education programs for youth, ensure the safety and well-being of campers during activities, assist with public programs, and collaborate with staff to support camp operations.

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Sustainability Assistant

1 Position Available 

September 9, 2024 - August 22, 2025

The Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration's Sustainability Assistant plays a pivotal role in researching and advocating for climate-conscious lifestyles and practices. Tasked with providing education and outreach to both the congregation and the wider community, they spearhead initiatives aimed at promoting sustainability. Additionally, the Sustainability Assistant dedicates time to serving Viterbo University, actively contributing to the development of its climate action plan.

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Environmental Educator Service Member

1 Position Available 

September 9, 2024 - August 22, 2025

Aldo Leopold Nature Center is seeking an energetic individual to join its team in engaging both children and the public in immersive indoor/outdoor educational experiences centered around inquiry-based environmental topics. The primary duties of this role include providing support and assistance in ALNC’s nature-based preschool (ages 3 - 5), conducting educational field trips (mainly for grades K - 5), leading or assisting with afterschool programs (grades K - 5), leading summer camp programming (ages 4-12), and contributing to other educational initiatives along with assisting and engaging with visitors.

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Forest School Mentor

2 Positions Available

September 3, 2024 - May 30, 2025

As a Forest School Mentor, you'll play a pivotal role in cultivating a nurturing and immersive learning environment within the beautiful Kickapoo Valley Reserve. You'll guide children through outdoor experiences, creating a connection with nature through play and exploration. From co-creating lessons to modeling wonder and respect for the environment, every day is an adventure.

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Community Garden Placement

1 Position Available 

September 9, 2024 - August 22, 2025

The Hunger Task Force's Community Garden Placement will spearhead initiatives to cultivate community engagement in sustainable food sourcing. Your primary responsibilities involve maintaining the garden and greenhouse, contributing to the planning of new garden projects, and facilitating volunteer mobilization. This role helps to not only nurture green spaces but also cultivate a deeper connection to environmentally conscious practices within our community.

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Ecological Assistant

1 Position Available

September 9, 2024 - August 22, 2025

The Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration steward 200 acres of land, including a greenhouse, garden, and orchard nestled on St. Joseph Ridge, near La Crosse. This sanctuary serves as a cornerstone of education within the community, showcasing conservation and regenerative land practices. As an integral part of our commitment to Earth's well-being, FSPA's Ecological Assistant will play a vital role in nurturing this land. Responsibilities include restoring native ecosystems, tending to the greenhouse and gardens, engaging the community, and supporting programs integral to FSPA's ministries.

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Conservation and Education Specialist

2 Positions Available 

September 9, 2024 - August 22, 2025

Upham Woods’ Conservation and Education Specialists will lead environmental lessons and assist with conservation projects throughout the Upham Woods property. The center sits on a prime location on the Wisconsin River, two miles north of the Wisconsin Dells, offering an excellent “river classroom” to study both the natural and cultural history of Wisconsin. The center rests on 318 total acres of forested land, including a 210-acre island called “Blackhawk Island". The Individual Placement will aim to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all groups they encounter. This is a unique and varied position with the opportunity to gain many skills.

Overview

The Individual Placement Program connects our partner organizations who need help with natural resource conservation, environmental education, or capacity building projects with conservation professionals looking to break into the field and serve their communities through national service. Participants gain practical conservation and educator skills while working with a site mentor and exploring career options.

Members promote community service and environmental awareness through direct training and service in the outdoors. Participants serve at a single placement site, receive a biweekly stipend ($500/week) and AmeriCorps benefits that correlate to their term of service. Upon successful completion of their service hours, Individual Placements receive a Segal Education Award correlating to the number of service hours completed.

Individual Placement Members participate in valuable opportunities focusing on environmentally conscious activities. Our Members carry out research, maintain and cultivate interest in community gardens, community conservation programs, and carry out technical field work ranging from invasive species management to trails improvement. Members are supported and mentored by Wisconsin Conservation Corps staff, placement site staff, and agency leaders throughout their term of service.
 

 

Check out each position descriptions above for our current openings!

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