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.
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 (Now recruiting!)
City of Oak Ridge Stormwater (Filled for 2019-2020)
Stormwater Technician (2 members)
City of Knoxville Forestry (Now recruiting!)
Urban Forestry Technician
City of Knoxville Waste and Resources (Now recruiting!)
Waste and Resources Management Coordinator
Discover Life in America (Filled for 2019-2020)
Biodiversity Education Coordinator
East Tennessee Permaculture Research Institute (Filled for 2019-2020)
Program Development Associate
Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Filled for 2019-2020)
Natural and Cultural Services/GIS
Vegetation Team (4 members)
Curriculum Based Education
Visitor Services & Interpretation-Cades Cove
Visitor Services & Interpretation-Sugarlands Visitor Center
Keep Blount Beautiful (Now recruiting!)
Keep Sevier Beautiful (Filled for 2019-2020)
Knox County Stormwater (Filled for 2019-2020)
Stormwater Action Team Member (4 members)
Lenoir City Stormwater/Tennessee Stormwater Association (Now recruiting!)
Stormwater Outreach Coordinator
Tennessee Valley Authority (Now recruiting!)
Watershed Infrastructure Member
Town of Farragut Stormwater(Filled for 2019-2020)
Water Quality Technician
University of Tennessee- Office of Sustainability (Now recruiting!)
Academic Engagement Specialist (Filled for 2019-2020)
Program Development Specialist (Filled for 2019-2020)
Zero Waste Coordinator (Filled for 2019-2020)
Alternative Transportation Coordinator
Business and Analytics Coordinator (Filled for 2019-2020)
US Forest Service (ON HOLD)
Forestry Infrastructure Coordinator
Water Quality Forum (Filled for 2019-2020)
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.
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.