Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

Employment Opening

Now accepting applications for 2020-2021 Huron Pines AmeriCorps Positions

Member benefits

  • An opportunity to join others with dedication, passion and enthusiasm for the environment and for national service
  • Develop real-world skills, increase your experiences and have the opportunity to network with other resource professionals
  • Educational award in the amount of $6,195
  • Loan forbearance of qualified federal student loans during the term of service
  • Living stipend totaling $14,279 (distributed bi-weekly; this is taxable income)
  • Health care coverage
  • Child care benefits, if eligible

Minimum eligibility requirements
All positions require the following, but please read each position description carefully for specific position requirements.

  • United States citizen or have proof of lawful permanent resident alien status
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Must be committed to serving 1,700 hours from  January 28, 2021 through December 3, 2021
  • Ability to pass a background check

How to apply

  1. Read through the position descriptions below to determine which position(s) you would like to apply for.
  2. Fill out the Member Application 2020-2021 (check all positions you are interested in)
  3. Submit one cover letter, resume and Huron Pines AmeriCorps Member Application via email to Huron Pines AmeriCorps Program Manager Amanda Vanaman, at amanda@huronpines.org. Incomplete applications are not accepted.

All applications must be in by October 12, 2020

*The full term of service is January 28, 2021 through December 3, 2021* 

Click on the positions below to download complete descriptions and requirements

Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy, Stewardship Technician– Traverse City, MI
Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy, Volunteer and Event Coordinator-Traverse City, MI
Huron Pines, Stream Habitat Restoration Technician– Alpena, MI (2 positions)
Kalkaska Conservation District, Community Engagement Specialist– Kalkaska, MI
Keweenaw Land Trust, Keweenaw Water Trail Coordinator– Hancock, MI
Leelanau Conservancy, Stewardship Technician– Leland, MI (2 positions)
Michigan Natural Features Inventory, Conservation Science Technician– Lansing, MI (2 positions)
Michigan Nature Association, Volunteer and Outreach Specialist– Okemos, MI
Michigan United Conservation Clubs, Engagement Specialist – Lansing, MI
Missaukee Conservation District, Conservation Technician–  Lake City, MI
MSUE Sea Grant, Education & Outreach Program Coordinator – Macomb County, MI
U.S Fish and Wildlife Service-East Lansing, Imperiled Species Education and Outreach Program Coordinator– East Lansing, MI
U.S Forest Service Mio, Huron- Manistee National Forest, Outreach Coordinator– Mio, MI

Reasonable accommodations: If you need to make a request for reasonable accommodation, due to a disability, such as obtaining materials in a different format fully participating in the application process, please contact Amanda Vanaman, amanda@huronpines.org, Huron Pines AmeriCorps Program Manager. 


Volunteer With Us! 

Stream Team Volunteers: Sue and Rick Nyce

Stream Team

Stream Team members help monitor water quality in our streams and rivers by collecting and identifying aquatic macro-invertebrates. It’s a fun activity for families, educators, or individuals. Monitoring takes place in May and October. Additional dates may be added as educational events, where we welcome volunteers to teach alongside staff.  Follow this link for more information on our Stream Team Contact: Michelle Hill, Program Coordinator at michelle.hill@macd.org.

Can you help our garden grow?

Trails and Gardens

Missaukee Conservation District maintains a trail system and native plant demonstration gardens at our Lake City headquarters. We are always in need of gardeners to help maintain these trails. We are also currently seeking grants to refurbish several garden spots and add educational components throughout the trail system. Contact: Contact: Michelle Hill, Program Coordinator at      michelle.hill@macd.org.


Recycling Center

As the Missaukee County Recycling Center continues increase the number of customers, we welcome volunteers! Help support this great public service by: unloading vehicles, sorting, cleaning up the site, maybe mowing the lawn. Give us a call! We’d love to have you! Household Hazardous Waste is a big annual event happening the first Saturday in June. Regular recycling hours are Wednesday 9 am to 3 pm and Saturday 9 am to 1 pm.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection and Electronic Collection days are our biggest events!

We are always looking for volunteers to help out on a variety of projects. Please contact our office at 231.839.7193