Hudson Valley AmeriCorps Program
Created in 1999, the Hudson Valley AmeriCorps Program is dedicated to recognizing, preserving, and interpreting the nationally signiﬁcant historical, cultural, and natural resources of New York’s Hudson Valley. The Hudson Valley region is home to more than 2.5 million residents, in addition to the 8 million residents of New York City.
The SCA Hudson Valley AmeriCorps program provides ten-month internships across the Hudson Valley region, spanning multiple conservation disciplines. Members serve at sites from Saratoga Springs to New York City, working one-on-one alongside conservation professionals at state agencies and nonproﬁt organizations. Position areas include environmental education, interpretation, trail stewardship, watershed management, biodiversity monitoring, invasive species management, and public outreach.
All members of the Hudson Valley Corps receive or have the option to receive the following trainings or certiﬁcations during their terms of service:
- CPR Certiﬁcation
- Wilderness First Aid Certiﬁcation
- Leave No Trace (LNT) Outdoor Ethics
- Project WET, Project WILD, and Project Learning Tree curricula
- Hudson River Citizen Science Training
- Trail Skills
Members of the Hudson Valley Corps engage citizens from more than 40 communities around the Hudson Valley region each year through trainings, presentations, service projects, and environmental education programming. Members also gain valuable professional connections with a network of government agencies and nonproﬁt organizations throughout the region.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and must pass a background check. Other requirements vary by position.
Members receive monthly living stipends and are responsible for ﬁnding housing near their individual work sites. Although the Hudson Valley program is not a residential corps, members come together for group trainings and corps-wide service projects on a monthly basis.