americorps-logoThe 2013 – 2014 AmeriCorps Project Conserve recruitment information is now online here, where you will find links to each host site service description and to the Project Conserve application.

The Western North Carolina Alliance is proud to take part in this national service program, in which members come from across the nation to dedicate themselves to serving Western North Carolina for an 11 month term.

Members are selected based on skill, education, experience, passion and commitment to service. Project Conserve was founded in September of 2004 as an initiative of Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy (CMLC) to respond to the growing conservation needs in western North Carolina. The program focuses on collaboration with nonprofit organizations, community groups and local governments to provide service throughout the region.

The mission of AmeriCorps Project Conserve is to serve Western North Carolina by building stronger, more educated and involved communities that understand the threats to their local environment, are equipped with the tools and resources to take direct conservation action, and have significant opportunities to engage in conservation activities through volunteering. Through the efforts of these dedicated communities and the direct service of AmeriCorps Project Conserve members, we hope to ultimately increase the amount of land and habitat conserved, protect and enhance water quality, promote local food and agriculture, and support energy conservation throughout the region.

Here’s a look at the 2013-2014 recruitment schedule:

May 22, 2013:  Application deadline
May 23 – June 4, 2013 Interviews will be scheduled by host sites
June 5 – June 21, 2013:  Interviews will be conducted by host sites
June 24 – June 28, 2013:  Position offers will be made
Sept. 1, 2013:  First day of service

If you have questions about AmeriCorps Project Conserve or want more information, please contact:

Amy Stout
Program Director
AmeriCorps Project Conserve

Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy
Land Trust Accreditation Commission Accredited
847 Case Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792
phone – 828-697-5777, ext. 208
fax – 828-697-2602
www.carolinamountain.org