Montana State Parks announced last week that the Montana State Parks’ AmeriCorps program is now recruiting new members for the 2014 season.
AmeriCorps is a national service program that offers members the opportunity to gain job skills, earn up to $5,550 for college, or to pay off student loans while giving back to local communities.
In 2013 Montana State Parks’ 18 AmeriCorps members improved 393 acres of land in state parks, recruited more than 450 new volunteers, and led 400 educational and interpretive programs for over 9,000 visitors.
Montana State Parks is currently recruiting now for 1700 Hour Positions at Lone Pine State Park, Milltown State Park, and a Leader position at Helena Headquarters.
Applications for 900 Hour Positions will be accepted starting December 1. These positions are at Travelers’ Rest State Park, Smith River State Park, Pictograph Cave State Park, and Giant Springs State Park.
Members can range in age from young adults to retirement, but all members must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED.
Montana State Parks’ AmeriCorps members earn an Education Award from $1,415 to up to $5,550 per year depending on their term of service, to be used toward a college education or to pay off student loans. AmeriCorps members who are 55 years or older can transfer the Education Award to a child, grandchild or foster child. All Montana State Parks’ AmeriCorps members will receive a modest living allowance to help cover incidental costs, such as commuting.
To learn more and apply, please visit: http://stateparks.mt.gov/americorps/
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