Lakes Region Conservation Corps AmerisCorps Program Application: Spring/Summer/Fall 2018

CLOSED: Lakes Region Conservation Corps AmeriCorps Program Application: Summer/Fall 2018

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

Contact Katri Gurney, AmeriCorps Program Manager, with program or application questions.

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.

  • 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. 
  • We see the LRCC program as 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 the work that the SLA, SLCS, and LRCT do in the Lakes Region. 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 inhibit the competitiveness of your application.
Lakes Region Conservation Trust- FULL (no longer accepting applications)Squam Lakes Association- FULL (no longer accepting applications)Squam Lakes Conservation Society- FULL (no longer accepting applications)
1st Choice *
2nd Choice *
3rd Choice *
The LRCC program has three host sites: the Lakes Region Conservation Trust, Squam Lakes Association, and Squam Lakes Conservation Society. Members may be considered for all programs. Your program preference will be considered when applications are reviewed. For more information on the different host sites, please return to the Lakes Region Conservation Corps homepage.
Please attach your resume as a PDF.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg txt pdf doc docx.
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.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg txt pdf doc docx.
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.
LRCC members receive a $200 weekly living allowance 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 $2,907.
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.
YesNoMaybe, specify below
Are you available to start the LRCC program on Monday May 21, 2018? *
Can you stay until the end of the LRCC program on Wednesday October 17, 2018? *
Please specify your availability dates below if they are different than the stated requirements.
If you are not available for the duration of the LRCC program to which you are applying, please let us know your availability.
YesNoOther, specify below
Will you be 18 by May 21, 2018? *
Will you be 21 by May 21, 2018? *
Will you have a valid driver's license by May 21, 2018? *
Will you have had your driver's license for five years by May 21, 2018? *
Will you be covered by health insurance through October 17, 2018? *
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 enthusiasm for conservation work and dedication to the mission of the LRCC program. 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 inhibit the competitiveness of your application.
YesNoYes, but it will expire before October 17, 2018.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 enthusiasm for conservation work and dedication to the mission of the LRCC program. 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 inhibit the competitiveness of your application.
Please specify any other response you marked above.
Please specify if you responded "other" above.
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.