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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.

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