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King Conservation District AmeriCorps Internships

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AmeriCorps is a national service program that places young adults into intensive service positions where they learn valuable work skills, earn money for education, and develop an appreciation for citizenship. (https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-programs). King Conservation District (KCD) sponsors AmeriCorps positions through the Washington Conservation Corps, Washington Service Corps, and Mt. Adams Institute VetsWork programs. King Conservation District supports the AmeriCorps mission of serving local communities and training future leaders. AmeriCorps members serve on the KCD Shorelines, Forestry, Farm Planning, Community Agriculture, and Outreach teams.

AmeriCorps person shoveling in bucketsAmeriCorps Programs
Washington Conservation Corps
Washington Service Corps
Mt. Adams Institute – VetsWork Program

 

 

 

 

people with wheelbarrows and bucketsHiring Schedule
Washington Conservation Corps – New positions are posted online in July; positions start in October.
Washington Service Corps – 10.5 month placements posted in June; positions start in September. 6 month placements are posted in December; positions start in February.
Mt. Adams Institute/VetsWork – New positions posted online in September, positions start in February.


Current Openings

Washington Service Corps – Community Agriculture Program Coordinators (2 open positions)
Position Announcement

students in classPast projects:
K-12 Stormwater Education – Kristen McCune, the 2014-15 WCC Education Programs Coordinator, started a K-12 Stormwater Education program at KCD. This program helps schools meet stat science standards and cities meet NPDES Phase II permit requirements. http://kingcd.org/programs-education-stormwater.htm

 

King Conservation District hugelkultur sign Hugelkultur – Jarret Griesemer, the 2015-16 MAI Forestry Projects Coordinator, completed his community action project around Hugelkultur. This practice of mounting soil over materials increases water retention, nutrient availability, and improves soils for planting. Hugelkultur was incorporated into the KCD Community Agriculture program. http://kingcd.org/programs-urban-agriculture-hugelkultur.htm

man in forest with shovel Evento Restauración para Hispanoparlantes (Spanish Speaker Restoration Event)– Jacob de Guzman, the 2016-17 WSC Restoration Projects Coordinator, planned a habitat restoration event along Longfellow Creek with a local elementary school. Jacob lead the event in Spanish and the students volunteered to remove invasive English Ivy from an urban forested area.

 

 

Questions? Contact Nikki Wolf at 425-282-1909 or email: Nikki Wolf with questions about KCD AmeriCorps programs.