Infrastructure Corps

CAC AmeriCorps seeks to partner with the Corporation for National and Community Service during the 2018-2019 service year starting on September 4, 2018 running through July 26th, 2019.  This will be a brand new Corps within CAC AmeriCorps which focuses on the development of trade skills through partnership with regional partners in the government and non-profit sectors for the purpose of creating, improving, and maintaining public lands and infrastructure.  Some of our tentative partners will include:

The Appalachian Mountain Bike Club / Ijams Nature Center (2 members)
City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation (2 members)
City of Knoxville Construction, Horticulture and Forestry (to be determined)
Great Smoky Mountains National Park (to be determined)

Finalized partner list and position descriptions are anticipated in mid to late April.  Our members will generally serve in groups of 2+ with one or more of our community partners to support the creation, improvement, and maintenance of public lands and infrastructure.

If you represent a local government or non-profit entity in Knox, or surrounding counties, that would benefit from having a full-time CAC AmeriCorps member supporting your infrastructure work, please contact us today! (Deadline March 22nd, 2018)

Basic Eligibility

  • Are you a hard worker?
  • Do you enjoy working outside?
  • Are you the type of person who expects great things from themselves?
  • Are you between the ages of 18-25? (As of September 4, 2018)
  • Do you have a High School Diploma or GED?
  • Are you willing to move to Knoxville, Tennessee for 11 months for CAC AmeriCorps?
  • Are you free of convictions for violent or drug crime and not on parole or probation?
  • Are you able to pass fingerprint background check, drug tests and physical exams?
  • Are you interested in learning a broad range of trade skills that can benefit communities through the creation, maintenance and improvement of public infrastructure?

Anticipated Benefits

  • A modest living allowance of $13,732 distributed over 47 weeks, or $584.34 bi-weekly.
  • An Education Award of $5,915 upon completion.
  • Health insurance premium and deductible paid by program for members who are not already covered independently or by a parent. Our program is Affordable Care Act Compliant.
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • On-Site and professional development training
  • Access to an engaged base of Alums in the region
  • Assistance with finding housing

Published by

Jason Scott

CAC AmeriCorps Program Director Since 2015.