Environmental Stewards Program


Length 10 weeks to a year
Location Through-out the country
Living Allowance $200 - $465 a week (depending on length of service and program)
AmeriCorps Award Award amounts are based on hours of service
  300 hours - $1,195
450 hours - $1,493
900 hours - $2,822
1700 hours - $5,645
Ages 18 - up
Service Dates Throughout the year
Specific Training AmeriCorps orientation provided; other training dependent on individual site


The Environmental Stewards Program is providing opportunities for ongoing Service Projects. These positions provide you with environmental stewardship opportunities, professional development and hands-on experience with environmental and conservation projects. Opportunities are available through-out the United States.

Examples of Service Opportunities:

  • Water monitoring
  • Ecosystem restoration
  • Outreach and education
  • Program development
  • GIS mapping
  • Organizing volunteer projects
  • Developing/updating websites
  • Trail maintenance and building
  • Interpretive services


  • Living stipend (amount dependent on program – either $200 to $300 a week) distributed biweekly
  • $1,195 - $5,645 (depending on # of hours served) AmeriCorps Segal Education Award to be used for qualified student loans or tuition available upon successful completion of the program
  • http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/segal-americorps-education-award
  • Professional development and hands-on experience with environmental and conservation projects
  • Work with environmental professionals and participate in innovative collaborative environmental restoration and community building initiatives
  • College credit may be obtained, depending on your school. This must be arranged by you and your school.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be a US Citizen, National, or Lawful Permanent Resident.
  • Must be at least 18 years old at the time of enrollment
  • Must not have been convicted of murder or a sex offender. All Stewards must submit to a background screening
  • Must have a dedication and interest in environmental stewardship and community service

Application Deadline: Recruitment & selection of each project continue until all positions are filled.

Program Service Dates: Through-out the year

How to Apply:

Please submit an application and your resumé online. Only electronic submissions will be accepted and incomplete applications will not be considered.


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Contact Trever Garfield, Environmental Stewards Program Coordinator via [email protected] with any questions.

Who we select

Applicants apply to the Environmental Stewards Program and are then selected by mentors or supervisors at each individual site. Selection criteria is specific to each site and site mentor or supervisor.







"The skills I have learned as part of this program will give me an advantage when moving further in my career and pursuing my Master's degree in Environmental Science."
-Kelli Williams, Geo-Mine Project - WV Department of Environmental Protection

AmeriCorps Education Award

  • 300 hours - $1,195
  • 450 hours - $1,493
  • 900 hours - $2,822
  • 1700 hours - $5,645