Seeking Volunteers for Virginia State Parks AmeriCorps Project
AmeriCorps members 2012 at Virginia State Parks
Spend the summer serving in a state park connecting park guests to valuable resources and helping to grow our volunteer corps. AmeriCorps Members will plan, develop, assist and lead interpretive programs and assist park staff in volunteer management In Virginia State Parks throughout the Commonwealth this summer.
The Virginia State Parks AmeriCorps Interpretive Project provides 37 opportunities for part-time AmeriCorps members to serve in state parks between April and September 2013. Members serve a total of 675 hours and receive a bi-monthly living allowance. After successfully completing a term of service, AmeriCorps members are eligible to receive the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $2,114.00. This education award can be used to pay education costs at qualified institutions of higher education, to pay for educational training, and to repay qualified student loans.
Volunteers selected to serve as AmeriCorps members in Virginia State Parks this summer will also have an opportunity to learn and develop both personally and professionally.
A member who served in the parks last summer stated, “I’ve grown personally in my public speaking confidence… I know this will be helpful in the future in job interviews, research presentations, or just talking to my co-workers. I’m grateful for the opportunity to have grown so much.”
Members will receive plenty of training including intensive interpretive training, customer service, volunteer management, and watercraft skills.
More information and the required application can be found website here.
AmeriCorps is a national service program administered through the Corporation for National and Community Service. Each year, AmeriCorps offers adults of all ages and backgrounds more than 75,000 opportunities to meet critical needs in communities across America. Benefits of serving include a modest living allowance and an educational benefit at the end of service.