Restoration AmeriCorps Member: American Conservation Experience

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Based in Flagstaff, Arizona, American Conservation Experience (ACE) is a non-profit conservation corps dedicated to providing professional development and outdoor job skills training to youth (18-25) interested in careers related to conservation and land management. As a member organization of the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC), ACE is dedicated to developing present and future generations of environmental stewards while protecting and restoring public and tribal lands throughout the nation.
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ACE is seeking Conservation Corps Volunteers dedicated to working 25 weeks in the outdoors! This opportunity is intended for enthusiastic young adults (18-25) looking for an opportunity to experience the great outdoors, gain valuable job skills, and most of all, have some fun! Corps members will take part in various conservation projects throughout the Southwest in amazing locations such as Grand Canyon National Park. Conservation work includes trail building, invasive species removal, habitat restoration and more. In addition to typical ACE projects, Corps Members who are selected for the training start dates will receive Chainsaw training and a Wilderness First Aid Certification.

Qualifications & Requirements: Successful ACE Corps Members all share an interest and passion in environmental conservation and volunteerism. ACE’s AmeriCorps Conservation program is meant as a stepping stone to environmental careers and/or as a gateway to potential leadership positions within ACE. Applicants must be capable of, and should expect to perform physically demanding labor on environmental and conservation projects for 10 hours a day. Applicants should expect to hike extended distances on rough terrain carrying 40 lbs, and be prepared to spend 8 consecutive days in the field, on one project. Corps members will work in a variety of weather conditions such as: temperatures ranging from below freezing to over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, high winds, intense sunshine, rain, and snow.

Remuneration: Remuneration: Interns will obtain a $2,865 Education Award upon successful completion of service. ACE also aims to prevent financial hardship by providing interns with a $220.00 bi-weekly living stipend, free meals/food during all project days as well as free hostel-style housing in Flagstaff during off-days.

To Apply: Please send resume, cover letter and 3 professional references to volunteer@usaconservation.org *Note: Returning applicants may only include one ACE affiliated reference

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