The Conservation Trust for North Carolina is the host organization for AmeriCorps, a ten-month national service program in environmental education and outreach.

Our program seeks to reconnect people with the outdoors and to develop future leaders in conservation. CTNC AmeriCorps members will develop service projects that help remove barriers to environmental education throughout North Carolina, as well as help expand the diversity of backgrounds among conservation leaders in the state. The 2018-2019 service year began on September 3, 2018.

We offer a living stipend ($14,000), health insurance reimbursement (up to $150 per month), childcare assistance, and monthly professional development opportunities. Participants who complete the program will receive an education award of $6,095. Now accepting applications for our 2019-2020 cohort.

AmeriCorps Host Organizations for 2018-2019

Meet our 2019 CTNC AmeriCorps members!

  • Bald Head Island Conservancy
  • Balsam Mountain Trust
  • Davidson Lands Conservancy
  • Durham Public Schools Hub Farm
  • Eastern 4H Center
  • Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association
  • Eno River Association
  • Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust
  • Keep Durham Beautiful
  • NC Arboretum
  • NC Coastal Land Trust
  • Piedmont Triad Regional Council
  • Tar River Land Conservancy
  • The Conservation Fund Good Hope Farm
  • Triangle J Council of Governments
  • Triangle Land Conservancy
  • UNCW MarineQuest

AmeriCorps is one of three major initiatives that CTNC offers to connect more people with the outdoors in addition to Conservation Corps North Carolina and the Diversity in Conservation Internship Program. All three provide paid positions – sign up to receive notifications regarding recruitment and hiring opportunities.

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CTNC’s AmeriCorps has four goals:

1. Make environmental education more accessible to diverse audiences
2. Provide tools for people from diverse backgrounds to become future leaders in conservation
3. Build bridges between conservation groups and communities
4. Connect more North Carolinians to the outdoors

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AmeriCorps is managed by the Conservation Trust for North Carolina and supported by a grant from the North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service in the Office of Governor Roy Cooper.