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Stewards Individual Placement Program

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Join Stewards Individual Placements!

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.

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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

Who We Serve

Conservation Legacy emphasizes the recruitment and engagement of diverse teams and individuals who learn from each other and their projects in a supportive environment. In selecting participants, Conservation Legacy encourages all types of diversity including, but not limited to; race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, social-economic, and disability. Conservation Legacy also emphasizes the engagement of local individuals who represent the communities in which they serve. Conservation Legacy intentionally searches for funding sources and program options to support the goal of offering experiences to a wide range of participants.

These programs are available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, genetic information, and military service. Where a significant portion of the population eligible to be served needs services or information in a language other than English, Conservation Legacy shall take reasonable steps to provide written material of the type ordinarily available to the public in appropriate languages.

Conservation Legacy is committed to equal access to programs, facilities, and employment for all persons. It is the policy of Conservation Legacy to maintain an environment free of harassment and discrimination against any person based on age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, military service, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or family status, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, physical or mental disability, genetic information or political ideas. Discriminatory conduct and harassment, as well as sexual misconduct and relationship violence, violates the dignity of individuals, impedes the achievement of Conservation Legacy’s mission, and will not be tolerated. Visit our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion page to learn more about what we are doing as an organization.