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

Bike Walk Knoxville (Filled for 2019-2020)

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

City of Knoxville Forestry (Filled for 2019-2020)
Urban Forestry Technician

City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation (Filled for 2019-2020)
Recreation Coordinator

City of Knoxville Sustainability (Filled for 2019-2020)
Sustainability Member

City of Knoxville Waste and Resources (Filled for 2019-2020)
Waste and Resources Manager

Discover Life in America (Filled for 2019-2020)
Biodiversity Education Coordinator

East Tennessee Permaculture Research Institute (Filled for 2019-2020)
Program Development Associate

Great Schools Partnership (Filled for 2019-2020)
Community School Outdoors & Health Project Coordinator

Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Filled for 2019-2020)
Natural and Cultural Services/GIS
Vegetation Team (4 Members)
Curriculum Based Education (2 Members)
Visitor Services & Interpretation – Cades Cove
Visitor Services-Interpretation – Sugarlands

Ijams Nature Center
Conservation Steward (Filled for 2019-2020)
River Ranger (Filled for 2019-2020)
Education Assistant (Filled for 2019-2020)

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

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

Keep Sevier Beautiful (Now Recruiting!)
Program Coordinator

Knox County Stormwater (Filled for 2019-2020)
Stormwater Action Team (4 Members)

Knox County Soil Conservation District (Filled for 2019-2020)
Soil Conservation Steward

Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (Filled for 2019-2020)
Program Coordinator

Lenoir City Stormwater/Tennessee Stormwater Association (Filled for 2019-2020)
Stormwater Outreach Coordinator

Sevier Solid Waste, Inc.
Compost Coordinator (Filled for 2019-2020)
Education Coordinator  (Filled for 2019-2020)

Tennessee Valley Authority (Filled for 2019-2020)
Infrastructure Watershed Coordinator

Town of Farragut Stormwater(Filled for 2019-2020)
Water Quality Technician

University Assisted Community Schools (Filled for 2019-2020)
Garden Program Coordinator

University of Tennessee- Office of Sustainability
Academic Engagement Specialist  (Filled for 2019-2020)
Outreach Coordinator (Filled for 2019-2020)
Program Development Specialist  (Filled for 2019-2020)
Zero Waste Coordinator (Filled for 2019-2020)
Alternative Transportation Coordinator(Filled for 2019-2020)
Business and Analytics Coordinator  (Filled for 2019-2020)

US Forest Service (Now Recruiting!)
Forestry Infrastructure Coordinator

Water Quality Forum (Filled for 2019-2020)
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.