Community Forestry Corps Member - Project Food Forest

Job Locations US-MN-Luverne
Posted Date 1 month ago(5/3/2021 8:00 AM)
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Position Summary

Community Forestry Corps Members serve at a nonprofit or public agency with a mission to preserve and protect Minnesota’s environment and strengthen communities, with a focus on preserving and increasing tree canopy. Service could include tree inventorying, tree planting events,  gravel bed nursery design/construction/management, Emerald Ash Borer management plan development, citizen volunteer recruitment/training/utilization, and outreach and education events.

We are currently recruiting for the 2021-22 program year with opportunities beginning in September, November and January. Your commitment to the Community Forestry Corps will be 40 hours per week.  

This is an AmeriCorps member position. You will join an amazing group of members, determined to help our communities.

Perks Package

Give your time as a member and you’ll receive a scalable perks package based on the time commitment of 40 or 25 hours per week.

Perks at 40 hours per week:

  • A stipend of $750 paid every 2 weeks
  • Up to $6,345 for tuition or student loans*
  • Federal student loan forbearance & interest repayment
  • Individual health insurance — Monthly premium 100% covered
  • Child care assistance — Based on family size and income

Perks at 25 hours per week:

  • A stipend of $470 paid every 2 weeks
  • Up to $3,172 for tuition or student loans*
  • Federal student loan forbearance & interest repayment

*The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award can be used to pay tuition or repay qualified student loans. Individuals 55+ may gift their award to their child, grandchild, foster child or step-child.

What it Takes

Great members come from all walks of life. No matter your experience and background, the most important qualification is a desire to serve your community. That said, you also need to meet the following minimum qualifications by the time you begin your service. 

  • 18 years of age or older with a high school diploma or equivalent
  • A citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States*
  • Agree to and successfully complete a background check

*Applicants who have received deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are not eligible to serve as AmeriCorps members at this time.

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About our Organization

Community Forestry Corps is an AmeriCorps program administered by Reading & Math, Inc., through a formal partnership with ServeMinnesota. Reading & Math, Inc. is a national nonprofit based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and also administers California Reading Corps, Florida Reading Corps, Minnesota Reading Corps, Wisconsin Reading Corps, California Math Corps, Georgia Math Corps, Minnesota Math Corps, Minnesota Opportunity Corps, Illinois Recovery Corps, Minnesota Recovery Corps and Heading Home Corps.

Reading & Math, Inc. will not discriminate for or against any AmeriCorps service member or applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, age, or any other category protected by law. 

Reasonable accommodations provided upon request. This document is available in alternative formats.


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