Class 26 of CAC AmeriCorps’ Environmental program will engage 50 members in projects focusing on enhancing community resilience through environmental education, improving public lands and infrastructure, and disaster preparedness and response.  Our longest running program, CAC AmeriCorps’ Environmental Corps has been in operation since 1994.

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Corps members work to enhance community resilience through our partner organizations by providing environmental education, physical improvements to public lands and infrastructure, and helping East Tennessee communities prepare, respond to, and recover from natural disasters.

CAC AmeriCorps’ Environmental program is a 21st Century Conservation Service Corps engaging Americans between the ages of 18-25 in a broad range of national service opportunities with opportunities to serve in an advanced capacity at any age.  Visit the ‘Apply’ page for more details on what qualifies as serving in an advanced capacity.

CAC AmeriCorps Environmental members serve 1,700 hours over 47 weeks between August 5th, 2018 and June 26th, 2019 and receive a living allowance of $14,000 over the course of their year of service.  Upon completion, CAC AmeriCorps members receive an education award of $6,095.


Opportunities for the 2019-2020 service year:


Beardsley Community Farm (Filled for 2019-2020)
Urban Agriculture Steward  (2 members)

Bike Walk Knoxville (Recruiting May, 2019)
Program Coordinator

City of Oak Ridge Stormwater (Filled for 2019-2020)
Stormwater Technician (2 members)

City of Knoxville Forestry (Now recruiting!)
Urban Forestry Technician

Discover Life in America (Now recruiting!)
Biodiversity Education Coordinator

Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Now recruiting!)
Natural and Cultural Services/GIS
Vegetation Team (4 members)
Curriculum Based Education (Filled for 2019-2020)
Visitor Services & Interpretation-Cades Cove
Visitor Services & Interpretation-Sugarlands Visitor Center (Filled for 2019-2020)

Ijams Nature Center (Now recruiting!)
Conservation Steward
River Ranger

Keep Knoxville Beautiful (Filled for 2019-2020)
Program Coordinator

Keep Sevier Beautiful (Now recruiting!)
Program Coordinator

Knox County Stormwater (Now recruiting!)
Stormwater Action Team Member (4 members)

Knoxville Emergency Management Agency (Now recruiting!)
Emergency Preparedness Education Specialist

Tennessee Valley Authority (Now recruiting!)
Watershed Infrastructure Member

Town of Farragut Stormwater (Now recruiting!)
Water Quality Technician

University of Tennessee, Recycling (Now recruiting!)
Academic Engagement Specialist
Information and Operations Coordinator
Outreach Coordinator
Zero Waste Coordinator

University of Tennessee, Sustainability (Now recruiting!)
Data Analysis Coordinator (Filled for 2019-2020)
Outreach Coordinator

US Forest Service (Now recruiting!)
Forestry Infrastructure Coordinator

Water Quality Forum (Now recruiting!)
Program Coordinator


If you are interested in serving or hosting an AmeriCorps member to help provide environmental education and outreach, capacity building through volunteer management or improvement of public lands,  contact us.

Learn more about our application process or Apply Here.

Please Note that all positions are subject to local, state and federal funding appropriations.  While CAC AmeriCorps has a high level of confidence in our ability to leverage these resources, and has done so consistently for going on three decades, there are elements related to these funding processes that are outside of the control of CAC AmeriCorps staff so all opportunities are dependent on the availability of funding to support those positions.