About the Lakes Region Conservation Corps Program at the Squam Lakes Association:
The Squam Lakes Association is a non-profit conservation organization that works to conserve the natural beauty, peaceful character, and resources of the Squam watershed. Through conservation, education, and low-impact recreation, the SLA promotes the protection, careful use, and shared enjoyment of the Squam Lakes Region. The Squam Lakes Association has six half-year positions (22.5 weeks) available for the summer/fall Lakes Region Conservation Corps program.
Squam Lakes Association members scuba dive to remove aquatic invasive species, act as caretakers of our backcountry campsites, maintain the SLA's 50+ miles of trails, monitor water quality, lead volunteer crews, run engaging environmental education programs, remove terrestrial invasive species, educate the public on local and regional conservation initiatives, and more. Members receive numerous certifications, including scuba diving certification, weed control diver certification, and wilderness first aid. Housing is provided for Members on the SLA's campus. While serving with the SLA, members will also spend nights out camping while they act as campsite caretakers at SLA's low-impact island campsites.
The SLA is a part of the Lakes Region Conservation Corps, an AmeriCorps state program. If you would like to learn more about the Lakes Region Conservation Corps or the six other host site options, please visit https://www.squamlakes.org/americorps.
Summer/Fall LRCC-SLA members receive the following over the course of the program:
- Scuba diving certification
- Weed control diver certification
- Lake Host training
- NH Safe Boating certification
- NH Commercial boating license
- Wilderness First Aid & CPR certifications
- Housing with kitchen facilities
- Living allowance $200 weekly, distributed biweekly
- AmeriCorps Education Award of $2,907 received upon successful completion of program (minimum of 900 hours)
- Must be 18 years of age by May 20, 2019
- Must be covered by health insurance for duration of program
- Must be a competent swimmer
- Able to lift 50 pounds
- Able to carry and use heavy tools while hiking
- Able to hike at least 8 miles in a day
- Able to work independently and with a group
- Available from May 22, 2019 through October 26, 2019 (end date dependent on completion of service hours)
Must apply online Must meet the Corporation for National Community Service's minimum requirements:
- Must clear all required National Service Criminal History Checks
- Must be a US citizen, US national, or legal permanent resident of the US
- Must be high school graduates, GED recipients, or must be working toward attaining a high school diploma or GED during their term of service
These positions are open until filled. Applications are reviewed in the order of submission. To learn more about the summer/fall SLA-LRCC please visit our website . To apply for this position please visit https://www.squamlakes.org/lrcc-application.
Contact Emily Gross, AmeriCorps Program Manager, for more information.