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Stewards Individual Placement Program

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Join Stewards Individual Placements!

COVID-19 Update: Dear Applicants and Potential Participants,

Our crews and individual placements have always been the foundation and driving force of this organization. The safety of our participants has always been our utmost priority. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 situation, we have activated an Incident Response Team and are working around the clock to monitor and manage the effects of the outbreak. Conservation Legacy and its programs are strictly following guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and local public health agencies.

Mitigation and Minimizing Risk

We have implemented a variety of policies and protocols to reduce the risk to our participants and staff:

  • Individual Placement programming is running on a case-by-case basis, taking into consideration the placement’s ability to social distance and work remotely.
  • Hygiene: All current participants and staff are following hygiene and safety protocols provided by the CDC, WHO and other public health agencies. Offices and sites are being sanitized and cleaned as often as appropriate.
  • Remote Work Possibilities: Staff and eligible individual placements will be working remotely if possible. Social distancing is required of everyone, to the highest degree they are able to do so.
  • Evaluating Travel and Large Events: All non-essential travel and group events have been cancelled or postponed.
  • Self-Disclosure: Individuals joining the program or currently participating in the program will be requested to self-disclose any contact with individuals who are currently ill or may have been exposed to the illness. Participation or engagement in programming and/or activities may be delayed for individuals who have had recent contact. The well-being and privacy of such members is our number one priority.

While this situation may change, we encourage all interested applicants to apply for any open positions, and we thank you for your flexibility. We have always been a resilient organization and are dedicated to continuing to serve our communities and the environment into the future.

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your program or recruitment staff.

As conditions change, Conservation Legacy policies will evolve—we will post further updates on our website and via social media. Please stay connected for the most up to date information.

We urge everyone to follow CDC and WHO protocols to limit the spread of the virus. We hope that you and your families are well.

In Service,

Conservation Legacy and Program Staff

The Stewards program is supported by AmeriCorps VISTA and AmeriCorps State and National.

Stewards AmeriCorps VISTA Members

Stewards AmeriCorps VISTA Members serve with nonprofits, local governments and federal agencies. Stewards AmeriCorps VISTA Members commit to serving for one year—earning a living allowance of 110% of the poverty wages in the community they serve. These dedicated individuals focus on nonprofit leadership development by building capacity through grant writing and partnership development, conduct outreach and education, promote economic development and foster environmental stewardship. Upon completion of their year of service the Member will earn an Eli Segal Education Award valued at the same rate of the current Pell Grant.

Stewards AmeriCorps Members (State and National)

Stewards AmeriCorps Members serve nonprofits, local governments and federal agencies. Stewards AmeriCorps members focus on direct service projects such as inventory assessments, GIS mapping, species inventory, invasive species removal, historic preservation and more. Members can serve one year or as little as ten weeks. AmeriCorps Members receive a stipend and varies within the scope of work and project for each agency. Upon completion of their term, members also receive an education award based upon the hours served.

Learn more about Stewards Programs and Apply now!

AmeriCorps State & National or AmeriCorps VISTA, which is best for you?

AmeriCorps State & National

  • Placed with a land management agency or organization
  • Serving to perform direct service
  • Serving between 8 weeks and 1 year
  • Receives Public Land Corps Hiring Authority when applicable
  • Degree requirements vary
  • Land management focused
  • Receives AmeriCorps Segal Education Award when applicable
  • Has a direct on-site supervisor
  • Eligible for Stewards Graduate Programs
  • Has access to Stewards support staff
  • Has access to Stewards resources

AmeriCorps VISTA

  • Placed with a community-based nonprofit
  • Serving to build long-term capacity and fight poverty
  • Serving for one full year
  • Receives non-competitive eligibility for up to 3 years
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Community engagement focused
  • Receives AmeriCorps Segal Education Award or Cash Award
  • Has a direct on-site supervisor
  • Eligible for Stewards Graduate Programs
  • Has access to Stewards support staff
  • Has access to Stewards resources