Lakes Region Conservation Corps AmeriCorps Program Application: 2019-2020

Lakes Region Conservation Corps AmeriCorps Program Application: 2019

More information about the LRCC program and host sites if available here.

Contact Emily Gross, AmeriCorps Program Manager, with questions or for more information.

Tips for applicants:

  • This application must be filled out in one sitting. There is no save option. Please read through the entire form and prepare your answers before filling out the application.

  • Please note there is an essay question as part of the application.

  • The Lakes Region Conservation Corps is an AmeriCorps program with host sites across the New Hampshire Lakes Region. Each host site provides a different conservation service experience. Applicants should visit our website and the websites of each host site to get an understanding of each program and to determine the site at which they would most like to serve. You are asked to rank your host site preference in the application below. You will also indicate whether they are applying for a half-year program (22.5 weeks) or full-year program (42.5 weeks). 

  • Upon submission, you should see a confirmation screen acknowledging receipt of your application. If you do not see this screen, your application has not been received. 

  • The LRCC program is a way to gain meaningful experience in the conservation field, so we aren't necessarily looking for members that come with a wealth of experience in the field. Generally, we look for individuals who can demonstrate that they can work hard, are enthusiastic, get along well with a group, can work independently and collaboratively, and are interested and committed to serving the community through the environmental conservation initiatives of Lakes Region non-profits. We expect candidates to clearly articulate how the LRCC experience relates to their future goals. 

  • Applicants are judged on their ability to demonstrate enthusiasm for conservation work and dedication to the mission of the LRCC program. The certifications, skills, and experiences listed in the application have varying degrees of relevance to each host site and in many cases may be completely irrelevant to one or more host sites. Not having the certifications, skills, or experiences listed does not diminish the competitiveness of your application.

Please attach your one-page cover letter as a PDF. We expect candidates to clearly articulate how the LRCC experience relates to their future goals in their cover letter.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg txt pdf doc docx.
Please attach your resume as a PDF.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg txt pdf doc docx.
Are you applying for full-year or half-year position? Select both if you are interested in both options.
If you are not available for the duration of the LRCC program to which you are applying, please let us know your availability.
LRCC members receive a $200 weekly living allowance (before taxes) that is distributed on a biweekly schedule. Members are also provided with other benefits and numerous certifications. Please refer to the LRCC homepage to view site-specific certifications and benefits. Upon successful completion of the program, half-year (22.5 weeks) LRCC members receive an AmeriCorps Education Award totaling $2,960 and full-year (42.5 weeks) LRCC members receive an AmeriCorps Education Award totaling $5,920.
Yes
I consent to a Criminal History Check (CHC) if selected for this position and understand that my position is contingent on the CHC results. *
The Criminal History Check may include, but is not limited to, the National Sex Offender Public Website, an FBI fingerprint check, and/or State Checks.
YesNoOther, specify below
Will you be 18 by November 1, 2019? *
Will you be 21 by November 1, 2019? *
Will you have a valid driver's license by November 1, 2019? *
Will you have had your driver's license for five years by November 1, 2019? *
Will you be covered by health insurance through April 7, 2020? (required for half-year program) *
Are you capable of passing the 100 yard swim test? *
Can you lift a minimum of 50 lbs? *
Can you hike up to 8 miles with a 40 lb backpack? *
Would you bring a car with you to the program? (not a requirement) *
Please specify any other response you marked above.
NeverBeginner IntermediateAdvanced
Swimming *
Snorkeling *
Scuba diving *
Camping *
Hiking *
Backpacking *
Trail work *
Rock climbing *
Canoeing *
Kayaking *
Power boat operating *
Sailing *
Fishing *
Working with children *
Working with the public (Customer service) *
Carpentry/building/woodworking *
Chainsaw operation *
Splitting firewood *
Composting toilets *
Environmental education *
GIS *
*Applicants are judged on their ability to demonstrate an enthusiasm for conservation work, a dedication to the mission of the LRCC program, and a commitment to serving the Lakes Region community. The skills and experiences listed above have varying degrees of relevance to each host site and in many cases may be completely irrelevant to one or more host sites. Not having certain skills and experiences listed above does not diminish the competitiveness of your application.
YesNoYes, but it will expire before August 25, 2020.Yes, but will expire before August 25, 2020.Other, specify below
First Aid *
CPR *
Emergency Medical Responder *
EMT *
Wilderness First Aid *
Wilderness First Responder *
Sawyer (Chainsaw Operation) *
Lifeguard *
Open Water Diver (scuba) *
Other relevant certifications *
*Applicants are judged on their ability to demonstrate an enthusiasm for conservation work, a dedication to the mission of the LRCC program, and a commitment to serving the Lakes Region community. The certifications listed above have varying degrees of relevance to each host site and in many cases may be completely irrelevant to one or more host sites. Not having the certifications listed above does not diminish the competitiveness of your application.
Please specify any other response you marked above.
Please specify if you responded "other" above.
Note that your connection to the environment can grow from any number of experiences or places, including your neighborhood, a classroom, or the greater outdoors. Your response serves as our first impression of you and is an important part of your application.
Please include at least one current or former employer as a reference.
Specify your "other" reference type
Please include at least one current or former employer as a reference.
Specify your "other" reference type
Please include at least one current or former employer as a reference.
Specify your "other" reference type
Please let us know through which website/person/club/publication you found the LRCC program.