AmeriCorps volunteer shoveling in buckets

AmeriCorps is a national service program that places young adults into intensive service positions where they learn valuable work skills, earn money for education, and develop an appreciation for citizenship. KCD sponsors AmeriCorps positions through the Washington Conservation Corps, Washington Service Corps, and Mt. Adams Institute VetsWork programs. KCD supports the AmeriCorps mission of serving local communities and training future leaders. AmeriCorps members serve on the KCD Shorelines, Forestry, Farm Conservation Planning, Community Agriculture, and Outreach teams.

Current Openings

Washington Service Corps Individual Placement – Volunteer and Restoration Projects Coordinator

Washington Service Corps Individual Placement – Community Agriculture Project Coordinators (2 open positions)

Hiring Schedule

Affiliation Number of Positions Available Term Length Date Posted Start Date Current Status
Washington Conservation Corps – Crew Members 10 11 months July October Filled for 2017-18
Washington Conservation Corps – Education IP 1 11 months July October Filled for 2017-18
Washington Service Corps – Volunteer and Restoration IP 1 10.5 months June September Open (click to apply)
Washington Service Corps – Community Agriculture IP 2 6 months June February Open (click to apply)
Mt. Adams Institute/VetsWork – Forestry IP 1 10.5 months September February Filled for 2018
Mt. Adams Institute/VetsWork – Farm Services IP 1 10.5 months September February Filled for 2018

Past Projects

students in class
Kristen McCune Speaks to a class

K-12 Stormwater Education

Kristen McCune, the 2014-15 WCC Education Programs Coordinator, started a K-12 Stormwater Education program at KCD. This program helps schools meet stat science standards and cities meet NPDES Phase II permit requirements. http://kingcd.org/get-involved/education/k-12-stormwater-education/

Hugelkultur

Jarret Griesemer, the 2015-16 MAI Forestry Projects Coordinator, completed his community action project around Hugelkultur. This practice of mounting soil over materials increases water retention, nutrient availability, and improves soils for planting. Hugelkultur was incorporated into the KCD Community Agriculture program. http://kingcd.org/programs/better-communities/

Evento Restauración para Hispanoparlantes (Spanish Speaker Restoration Event)

Jacob de Guzman, the 2016-17 WSC Restoration Projects Coordinator, planned a habitat restoration event along Longfellow Creek with a local elementary school. Jacob lead the event in Spanish and the students volunteered to remove invasive English Ivy from an urban forested area.

Questions?

Contact Nikki Wolf at 425-282-1909 or nikki.wolf@kingcd.org with questions about KCD AmeriCorps programs.

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