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 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.

Current Opportunities in This Portfolio

Opportunities for the 2018-2019 service year are full.
Opportunities for the 2019-2020 service year:


Beardsley Community Farm
Bike Walk Knoxville
City of Oak Ridge, Stormwater
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Natural and Cultural Services/GIS
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Vegetation
Ijams Nature Center
Conservation Steward
River Ranger
Keep Blount Beautiful
Keep Knoxville Beautiful
Keep Sevier Beautiful
Knox County, Stormwater
Knoxville-Knox County Emergency Management Agency
Tennessee Valley Authority
Town of Farragut, Stormwater
University of Tennessee, Recycling
Information and Operations Coordinator
Outreach Coordinator
Zero Waste Coordinator
University of Tennessee, Sustainability
Data Analysis Coordinator
Outreach Coordinator
US Forest Service
Water Quality Forum


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.