900 Hour Term: June 5, 2023-November 17, 2023
Housing: Provided-rustic bunkhouse
Days and Hours of Service: 40 hours per week: may include evenings and occasional weekends.
Additional Training Provided: Chainsaw Safety Training
Host Site and Position Overview:
Greenhorns is a 15 year old grassroots non-profit dedicated to supporting careers in organic agriculture. We create programming to welcome young people in eluding networking events, workshops, symposia etc. We make films, run workshops and host artists at our Agrarian Library and campus in Downeast Maine.
The ES will be involved in our “Civilian Climate Corps” (CCC) program, trail making, and resilience planning in Pembroke. The CCC program will include engaging stakeholders, running an all-ages youth camp, and developing an action plan should funding be made available at the federal level. The ES would assist in the construction of a public trail along the Pennamaquan River in Pembroke, which will incorporate interpretive signage on the history of the area. Finally, the ES would assist in a resilience planning process for the town of Pembroke. In addition, the ES will support and work directly with landscape architects and Greenhorns leadership to develop a CCC hub online, available as part of the larger Greenhorns network.
The ES will support CCC curriculum development and implementation, aid in trail construction, and co-facilitate resilience planning for the town of Pembroke. These activities will support Greenhorns’ goals of providing education on sustainability and ecosystem health to the public, improving access to natural commons, and participating in our civic community in order to strengthen our hometown in the face of climate change.
June: Orientation and training; ES will familiarize themselves with the work done thus far, gauge workflow and proposed timeline for goal completion.
July-August: CCC curriculum development and implementation. Assist RISD faculty with program design, support camp activities. Begin trail work; clear brush following local and state regulations, consult with Historical Society for interpretive signage.
September-October: complete trail work; begin stakeholder engagement for resilience planning. Meet with local community groups and civic centers, gather input and translate into action plan.
November: Use community input to develop robust proposal for resilience plan. Bring to the appropriate forum for consideration and adoption.
Description of Duties:
Site Specific Qualifications:
Orientation and Training Topics:
Members will participate in up to five orientation and training days, typical topics include: Intro to AmeriCorps, Prohibited Program Activities, MCC, Host Sites and You, OnCorps reporting, Portfolio Development, Professional Communication, National Incident Management Systems, Leave No Trace, Intro to Trails, Tool Safety, Use and Maintenance, Interpretive Programs. Initial orientation and training will likely include some virtual aspects in 2023.
Job readiness training, such as resume writing, job search components, appropriate workplace behaviors, and interview skills will be taught throughout the term of service. Additional training may be provided by the Host Site.
The Environmental Steward will utilize the Essential Volunteer Management Practices to improve the site’s volunteer program.
The MCC ES will also recruit and promote volunteer opportunities from the local community, businesses, and social organizations to accomplish trail projects. The MCC will assist members in identifying potential outreach opportunities, best approaches, and promotion of events to increase volunteerism at the Host Site by using the Essential Volunteer Management Practices. The ES will improve the sustainability of the overall volunteer program.
To Apply: Go to our website to complete an online application, and email a copy of your resume and a cover letter to [email protected]. You will then be contacted with further instructions. If you have any questions, please direct those to the email above as well.
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