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AmeriCorps
 
AmeriCorps
 
 
AmeriCorps Service with ACD
The Armstrong Conservation District offers AmeriCorps service positions depending on funding and availability. ACD typically has full year term and summer term service members. The full year position is perfect for recent college graduates interested in careers related to conservation. Summer terms are good options for students currently in college looking for opportunities between semesters to gain conservation related career experience. Positions are listed under employment opportunities on our website as they become available.
 

 
About AmeriCorps
This National Service Movement engages thousands of Americans of all ages and backgrounds in a domestic Peace Corps. Members serve their communities in the areas of education, environment, public safety, and human needs and receive a living stipend, educational monies, and a wealth of experience.
The Pennsylvania Mountain Service Corps AmeriCorps program was created in 1994, and began with a 40 member Corps that would be partnered with nonprofit and governmental organizations across 10 Pennsylvania counties, (Armstrong, Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fayette, Fulton, Huntingdon, Indiana, Somerset, and Westmoreland.) The Corps was designed to address all four major AmeriCorps initiatives, Education, Human Needs, Public Safety, and Environment.
Today the Pennsylvania Mountain Service Corps has grown to 150+ members, covering 16 counties with a statewide environmental initiative. Since its inception, there have been hundreds of students tutored in math and reading, thousands of seniors and families provided with services that would have otherwise gone undone, hundreds of after school and educational activities presented to at-risk youths, hundreds of miles of water tested and cleaned up, thousands of volunteer hours generated, and a unique collaborative effort of community organizations formed.
 
For additional information please visit: http://www.pmsc.org/
 
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Here are some of the things our current members are doing:
 
Office Staff Assistance
We provide support to members of the office staff. We help with preparation of grants, setting up workshops, and attend meetings and trainings
 
Field Assistance
We provide assistance with survey, design, construction inspection of BMPs implementation on farms, with site inspections on active earthmoving sites, with the development and implementation of specific Watershed Restoration Projects, and the assessment and implementation of DGLVR Projects by the District. We also maintain the ACD Water Geotrail.
 
Tree and Seedling Sale
Each year, the conservation district sells a variety of fruit trees and tree seedlings as a service to landowners. We helped prepare the order forms, track the orders as they came in, picked up the seedlings from the nursery, packed each individual’s order, and assisted in the final pick up. In addition to the sale, ACD provides a tree seedling to each third grade student in Armstrong County. We sorted and delivered these seedlings (over 900 of them!) to each elementary school in the county.
 
Training
Each year AmeriCorps members have the opportunity to attend a variety of trainings/workshops/meetings/conferences. These may vary from year to year and personal interests.
 
 

 


   

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Phone: 724-548-3425

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Website: www.armstrongcd.org


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