The Lakes Regions Conservation Corps (LRCC) is a 22.5 week AmeriCorps service program that develops skills and experiences for conservation professionals. LRCC members are the driving force behind many of the conservation efforts of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region. The LRCC summer/fall program features 8 unique host sites, each offering different experiences and opportunities to members.
Key responsibilities may include:
-Work toward the eradication of invasive species in the lakes and watershed.
-Maintain and construct regional trail networks.
-Engage both youth and adults in environmental education and outreach programs.
-Recruit and lead volunteer crews.
*Each host site operates independently and may not participate in all of the above, and may have additional responsibilities not listed.
Host Site Highlights: Each host site operates independently and has additional, specialized duties and experiences. Applicants are encouraged to learn more about each host site here (https://www.lakesregionconservationcorps.org/lrcc-sites).
All members have the opportunity to receive these trainings, certifications, and benefits:
-Wilderness First Aid & CPR certifications
-Living allowance; $534 bi-weekly (pre-tax)
-NH Commercial Boating License
-Housing provided, or $250 bi-weekly housing allowance (dependent on host site)
-Student loan forbearance for qualifying loans
-AmeriCorps Education Award of $3,172.50 received upon successful completion of the program and a 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 Qualifications as per AmeriCorps CNCS Guidelines:
-Must be 18 years of age by May 16, 2022
-Must be covered by health insurance for the duration of program
-Must be a US citizen, US national, or legal permanent resident
-Must clear all required national service criminal history checks
-Must be a high school graduate, GED recipient, or be working towards obtaining one during term of service
Host sites may have additional qualifications. You can learn more about specific host sites here (https://www.lakesregionconservationcorps.org/lrcc-sites).
May 16, 2022 through October 19, 2022. This is a 22.5 week AmeriCorps program. Members must complete at least 900 hours over the course of the program in order to receive the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award.
April 1, though applications are reviewed in the order in which they are received and offers made on a rolling basis.
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