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Squam Lakes Association

  • 534 U.S. 3, Holderness, NH
  • squamlakes.org

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Conservation Crew on Squam Lake, NH – Camp, hike, dive, and more!

The Lakes Region Conservation Corps aims to provide young conservation professionals with the skills and experiences relevant to a continued career in conservation. At the Squam Lakes Association, members serve the community through conservation efforts focused on trails and access, invasive species removal, environmental education. If you're a hard worker who isn't afraid to get dirty, who's looking to spend an unforgettable summer on Squam Lake, NH, then this is the program for you!


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$211 - $211 / week

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Job Overview

The Squam Lakes Association (SLA) is a non-profit conservation organization that works to conserve the natural beauty, peaceful character, and resources of the Squam watershed. Through conservation, education, and low-impact recreation, the SLA promotes the protection, careful use, and shared enjoyment of the Squam Lakes Region.  The Squam Lakes Association has six half-year positions (22.5 weeks) available beginning May 20, 2021 for the summer/fall Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC) program.

Duties Include:

  • Scuba Diving to remove aquatic invasive species
  • Caretaking our low-impact campsites: checking in campers, educating the public, maintaining composting toilets, etc.
  • Maintaining the SLA’s 50+ miles of trail in the Squam Range
  • Leading volunteer crews in the field
  • Creating and running engaging environmental education programs, including trail and lake hosting to educate the public on regional conservation initiatives
  • Water Quality Monitoring
  • Removing Terrestrial Invasive Species
  • And more!

Watch previous AmeriCorps member Stevie Raymond’s video for a look at a day in the life of the Squam Lakes Association LRCC members!  You can view the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEq_UDJcDRU

The SLA is a part of the Lakes Region Conservation Corps, an AmeriCorps state program. If you would like to learn more about the Lakes Region Conservation Corps or the seven other host site options, please visit LakesRegionConservationCorps.org.

Our ideal candidate is someone who can clearly articulate how the program is going to help them in their career goals.  Individuals who excel in this program display a curiosity and willingness to learn, remain flexible and open to new opportunities, can independently problem solve, are passionate about conservation, hard-workers, and work well both independently and as a team.

Special Benefits

Summer/Fall LRCC-SLA members have the opportunity to receive the following over the course of the program:

  • SSI Open Water Diver certification
  • PADI Weed control diver certification
  • Lake Host training
  • NH Safe Boating certification
  • NH Commercial boating license
  • Wilderness First Aid & CPR certifications
  • Housing with kitchen facilities
  • Living allowance: $211 weekly, distributed biweekly
  • AmeriCorps Education Award of $3,097.50 received upon successful completion of program (minimum of 900 hours)

* The provision of these trainings are contingent upon the operation of the organizations hosting them, which may be impacted due to COVID-19.

Minimum Requirements

LRCC-SLA Candidate Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age by May 20, 2021
  • Must be covered by health insurance for duration of program
  • Must be a competent swimmer
  • Able to lift 50 pounds
  • Able to carry and use heavy tools while hiking
  • Able to hike at least 8 miles in a day
  • Available from May 20, 2021 through October 24, 2021 (end date dependent on completion of service hours)
  • Must apply online
  • Must meet the Corporation for National Community Service's minimum requirements:
    • Must clear all required National Service Criminal History Checks;
    • Must be a US citizen; US national, or legal permanent resident of the US;
    • Must be high school graduates, GED recipients, or must be working toward attaining a high school diploma or GED during their term of service

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