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.

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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 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 $6,095.


Opportunities for the 2020-2021 service year:


Beardsley Community Farm (Now Recruiting!)
Beardsley – Urban Agriculture Steward – 2020-21 (3 members)

Bike Walk Knoxville (Now Recruiting!)
Bike Walk Knoxville Position Description – 2020-2021

City of Oak Ridge Stormwater (Now Recruiting!)
Stormwater Technician – 2020-21

City of Knoxville Forestry (Now Recruiting!)
Urban Forestry Technician – 2020-21

City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation (Now Recruiting!)
Recreation Coordinator – 2020-21

City of Knoxville Sustainability (Now Recruiting!)
Project Coordinator – 2020-21

City of Knoxville Waste and Resources (Now Recruiting!)
Waste and Resource Manager – 2020-21

Discover Life in America (Now Recruiting!)
Biodiversity Education Coordinator – 2020-21

Great Schools Partnership (Now Recruiting!)
Community School Outdoors and Health Project Coordinator-2020-21

Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Now Recruiting!)
GIS and Data Management Technician – 2020-21 (Filled)
Forestry-Vegetation Management-2020-21 (4 Members)(Filled)
Resource Education 2020-21 (2 Members)
Visitor Services-Interpretation Cades Cove – 2020-21
Visitor Services-Interpretation Sugarlands 2020-21

Ijams Nature Center
Conservation Steward 2020-21 (Now Recruiting!)
River Ranger 2020-21 (Now Recruiting!)
Education Assistant 2020-21 (Now Recruiting!)

Keep Blount Beautiful (Now Recruiting!)
Program Coordinator

Keep Knoxville Beautiful
Program Coordinator (Now Recruiting!)
Outreach Coordinator (Now Recruiting!)

Keep Sevier Beautiful (Filled)
Program Coordinator

Knox County Stormwater (Now Recruiting!)
Stormwater Action Team (4 members)

Knox County Soil Conservation District (Now Recruiting!)
Soil Conservation Steward

Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (Now Recruiting!)
Program Coordinator

Lenoir City Stormwater/Tennessee Stormwater Association (Now Recruiting!)
Stormwater Outreach Coordinator

Sevier Solid Waste, Inc.
Compost Coordinator (Now Recruiting!)
Educational Outreach Coordinator (Now Recruiting!)

Tennessee Valley Authority (Filled for 2020-2021)
Watershed Infrastructure Coordinator

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

University Assisted Community Schools (Now Recruiting!)
Garden Program Coordinator

University of Tennessee- Office of Sustainability
Academic Engagement Specialist 2020-21 (Now Recruiting!)
Outreach Coordinator(Now Recruiting!)
Program Development Specialist (Now Recruiting!)
Zero Waste Coordinator(Now Recruiting!)
Alternative Transportation Coordinator 2020-21 (Now Recruiting!)
Business and Analytics Coordinator 2020-21 (Now Recruiting!)

US Forest Service (Filled)
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.