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Environmental Stewards

Join the Maine Conservation Corps (MCC) as an Environmental Steward (ES)! These positions offer a unique opportunity to gain skills in the conservation field while increasing the capacity of local organizations. ES' receive training, certifications and benefits as an AmeriCorps member. The role of an ES is as varied as the needs of host sites. A sample of past projects include:

  • Habitat restoration
  • Invasive species monitoring
  • Environmental education
  • Engagement and advancement of community volunteer groups
  • Small scale recreational trail projects
  • Water quality monitoring

ES positions are competitive, challenging, and require commitment. An ES will serve a minimum of 900 or 1700 hours, approximately 6 or 11 months. Service begins with one week of initial training at MCC, with continued training opportunities at a host site. Host Sites include state, federal, municipal agencies and non-profits, such as: the Department of Environmental Protection, Midcoast Conservancy, Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park, Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, Biodiversity Research Institute, Downeast Institute for Applied Marine Science and Education, Sebago Lake State Park, Mt. Blue State Park, City of South Portland, Maine Natural Areas Program, Maine Healthy Beaches, The Nature Conservancy, 30 Mile River Watershed Association, and more.

A variety of trainings are presented every year, and typically include: Intro to AmeriCorps, Prohibited Program Activities, First Aid/CPR, OnCorps Reporting, Goal Setting, Portfolios, National Incident Management Systems, Developing a Volunteer Recruitment Plan, Tool Safety, Use and Maintenance, Interpretive Programs, and the Maine AmeriCorps Conferences. A number of trainings result in certificates, and our WorkReady training boosts the employability of members after the service term.

Location: The MCC office is located in Augusta, Maine. Training typically takes place within a half hour travel of Augusta. After the initial training, Environmental Stewards are placed at host sites throughout Maine.

ES positions begin annually in January and June. MCC accepts applications year-round. They are considered for the next term of service after receipt.

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Environmental Steward Positions Resources

For further information on the application process contact:

Dena Doyon
Maine Conservation Corps
124 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
(207) 624-6085 or
Corps.Conservation@maine.gov

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry provides equal opportunity in employment and programs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Accommodation arrangements must be requested in advance by contacting MCC staff.