New Hampshire Corps

New Hampshire AmeriCorps Program:
Celebrating 20 years of Service

Program dates

Conservation Stewards: Jan. 11 - Oct. 27, 2016
Interpretive Ranger: Jan. 11 - Oct. 27, 2016
Manchester CLC Leader: Jan. 11 - Oct. 27, 2016
Number of members: 30 total
Conservation Stewards: 19
Interpretive Ranger: 7
Manchester CLC Leader: 4
When application review will begin:
July 2015 for all positions

The SCA New Hampshire AmeriCorps Program is a partnership between the Student Conservation Association, The New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development, and the Corporation for National and Community Service. Since 1994, SCA NH AmeriCorps has provided nearly one million hours of service to the lands and people of New Hampshire. Each year, 30 full time volunteers contribute more than 50,000 service hours, providing environmental education programming to the state’s residents and visitors, and completing conservation service projects that improve and protect the state’s cultural, recreational, and natural resources.

The mission of SCA New Hampshire AmeriCorps is to serve the communities and lands of New Hampshire while building the members’ leadership and technical skills in the conservation field. In the tradition of the Civilian Conservation Corps, SCA NH Corps members perform direct hands-on service while developing their ethic of service and citizenship. These highly motivated 18-to-25-year-olds enhance and protect natural areas through environmental education programs, interpretive ranger programs, and conservation stewardship projects across the state.

Each January the New Hampshire AmeriCorps program welcomes 30 members to Bear Brook State Park who serve in one of three 10-month corps positions:

Conservation Steward

Conservation Stewards serve in the Manchester, Allenstown, and Hooksett school districts to provide environmental education to over 1000 students, as well as design and complete service learning projects that engage the local communities we serve. From May through October Conservation Stewards partner with state and national parks, local conservation commissions, and state-wide nonprofits to provide conservation stewardship throughout New Hampshire; from the great north woods to the White Mountains and the seacoast. 

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Interpretive Ranger

Interpretive Rangers serve in the Manchester, Allenstown, and Hooksett school districts to provide environmental education to over 1000 students, as well as design and complete service learning projects that engage the local communities we serve. In May, Interpretive Rangers run a month long series of environmental education camps based at Bear Brook State Park. From June through October Interpretive Rangers connect with nearly 20,000 visitors throughout the state while serving and living within various state parks from the great north woods to the White Mountains, and the Monadnock region.

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Manchester CLC Leader

Manchester CLC Leaders provide year-long opportunities to nearly 50 Manchester high school students from diverse backgrounds, including immigrant and refugee. From January through October Manchester CLC Leaders serve as mentors for high school students by working with the students to plan and implement community service projects throughout the Manchester and surrounding communities. During the summer, Manchester CLC Leaders serve as crew leaders on several multi day service projects ranging from 2 to 14 days. From the White Mountains to the Seacoast region Manchester CLC Leaders and the high school members complete critical conservation stewardship projects for Manchester Parks, White Mountain National Forest, and various trails coalitions.

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Members of the New Hampshire AmeriCorps are eligible to receive the following trainings or certifications:

  • Education and service learning training
  • Work skills training, including rigging or chainsaw training (Conservation Stewards and Manchester CLC Leaders)
  • Teamwork, leadership, and conflict resolution skills training
  • Wilderness First Responder (WFR) and CPR Certification
  • Leave No Trace (LNT) Outdoor Ethics
  • Certified Interpreter Guide training (Interpretive Rangers)

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Conservation Steward: High school diploma or GED; 18-25 years of age; desire to work with youth and work outdoors.
  • Interpretive Ranger: 21-25 years of age; personal vehicle; college degree or significant progress towards degree in Education, Interpretation, or science-related field; desire to work with youth and work outdoors.
  • Manchester CLC Leader: 21-25 years of age; driver’s license; college degree or significant progress towards degree in Education, Outdoor Leadership, or an environmental field; experience and training in youth leadership programs; desire to work with youth

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Please see the link below for our May version our SCA Manchester CLC monthly newsletter. If you would like to be included on the email list for this please email us at ManchesterCLC@thesca.org and we will make sure to add you to the list. 

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The SCA New Hampshire Corps has enriched parks and communities across the state since 1994 – Please give today to sustain New Hampshire state parks and the SCA New Hampshire Corps…for another 20 years and beyond!

 

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Parents Corner

Your child is about to embark on a life-changing experience, where they will have the opportunity to meet new friends, explore potential careers, gain leadership skills, and accomplish hands-on conservation work that will have a lasting impact on the planet.