Are you a Maine veteran looking to continue your service in your home state? Do you desire to learn the skills necessary to obtain a job in the conservation field and put them to the test? Are you searching for a new mission? If so, the MCC has the position to meet your goals!
Veteran Community Leaders serve for a minimum of 1700 hours, approximately 10 months, from mid-February through December. Veteran Community Leaders begin their term of service with the MCC in an 11-week training program designed to leverage existing leadership talents and develop new skills. Training topics typically include:
- Griphoist and Rigging Operations
- CPR/First Aid Certification
- Chainsaw Safety Training
- Volunteer Management Coursework
- Leadership and Communication
- Stone and Timber Work
- Trail Layout and Design
Upon successful completion of training, Veteran Community Leaders are placed with Maine federal, state or non-profit organizations to:
- Create new trails and rehabilitate existing trails
- Recruit, train and lead volunteers to create and improve recreational trail systems with a focus on recruiting and training other veterans as community volunteers
- Establish a sustainable, dedicated community volunteer base
- Develop plans for future conservation projects
- Must have served in the US Armed Forces and have a DD 214
- High School diploma or equivalent
- Must be at least 18 years old
- Must be a US Citizen and Maine resident
- Must pass criminal and sex offender background checks
- Have the ability to live and perform strenuous work under challenging conditions
- Have the desire to learn, serve others, and make a difference
- Follows directions
- Responsible and reliable
- Good communication skills
- Excellent work ethic
- Possesses motivation and initiative
- Interest in personal growth and in participating in on-going training
- Eligibility for AmeriCorps and ability to complete term of service
2013 positions serve from January - December.
Sound like a good fit?
Download the MCC Application - PDF (209KB)
and Reference Form - PDF (24KB) to get started.
Have questions about AmeriCorps?
Please review FAQs on Veterans and AmeriCorps - Word Doc (31KB)
Veteran Community Leaders information - PDF (69KB)
Veteran Community Leader Handbook - Word doc (368 KB)
For information on the application process contact:
Maine Conservation Corps
124 State House Station
Augusta ME 04333
207-624-6085 or 1-800-245-5627 (Toll Free in Maine)
The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry provides equal opportunity in employment and programs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Accommodation arrangements must be requested in advance by contacting MCC staff.