Class 27 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 3rd, 2020 and June 25th, 2021 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 $6,195.
Available Opportunities for the 2020-2021 service year:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Now Recruiting!)
Visitor Services-Interpretation Sugarlands 2020-21
GSMNP GIS and Data Management Technician – 2020-21
Keep Blount Beautiful (Now Recruiting!)
Keep Sevier Beautiful (Now Recruiting!) *position starts January 2021
Tennessee Valley Authority (Now Recruiting!)
Watershed Infrastructure Member
US Forest Service (Now Recruiting!)
Forestry Infrastructure 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.
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.