CAC AmeriCorps’ Environmental program will engage 40 members, between the ages of 18-25, in projects focusing on environmental education, capacity building and improving public lands through a variety of administrative and technical interventions.  Our longest running program, CAC AmeriCorps’ Environmental Corps has been in operation since 1994.

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Corps members work to build capacity in our partner organizations and provide environmental education and physical improvements to public lands, trails and waterways to clean, protect and restore environmental conditions in our community.  In addition, members receive specialized training allowing them to be deployed in response to national disaster declarations.

CAC AmeriCorps Environmental members will serve 1,700 hours over 47 weeks between August 6th, 2018 and June 28th, 2019 and will receive a living allowance of $12,530 over the course of their year of service.  Upon completion, CAC AmeriCorps Environmental members will receive an education award of $5,920.

Current Opportunities in This Portfolio

Volunteer East Tennessee  (Recruiting NOW!)
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Bike Walk Knoxville (Filled for 2018-19)

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CAC Beardsley Farm / Urban Agriculture  (Filled for 2018-19)
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City of Knoxville- Parks and Recreation (Filled for 2018-19)
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City of Knoxville, Solid Waste (Filled for 2018-19)
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City of Knoxville, Sustainability (Filled for 2018-19)
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City of Oak Ridge, Stormwater  (Filled for 2018-2019 )
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Great Schools Partnership- Outdoor Classroom Coordinator (Filled for 2018-19)
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Education (Filled for 2018-19)
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Vegetation Management (Filled for 2018-19)
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Ijams Nature Center (Filled for 2018-19)
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Keep Blount Beautiful (Filled for 2018-19)
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Keep Knoxville Beautiful (Filled for 2018-19)
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Keep Sevier Beautiful (Filled for 2018-19)
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Knox County Soil Conservation District (Filled for 2018-19)
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Knox County Stormwater (Filled for 2018-19)
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Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) (Filled for 2018-19)
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Sevier Solid Waste, Inc. (Filled for 2018-19)
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Town of Farragut, Stormwater  (Filled for 2018-19)
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Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) (Filled for 2018-19)
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University of Tennessee, Community Schools (Filled for 2018-19)
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University of Tennessee, Recycling (Filled for 2018-19)
Position Description- Outreach Coordinator     
Position Description- Zero Waste Services Coordinator  
Academic Engagement Specialist
Information and Operations Coordinator 
University of Tennessee, Sustainability
Position Description – Outreach Coordinator   (Filled for 2018-19)
Position Description- Data Analysis Coordinator (Filled for 2018-19)
US Forest Service (Filled for 2018-19)
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Water Quality Forum (Filled for 2018-19)
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Lenoir City -Stormwater (Filled for 2018-19)
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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.