Location: Kentucky-Lexington
Mission(s): Education
Job Type: Full Time
Posted On: Jul 20, 2021

Education: High School / Equivalent
Career Level: Student (College)
Nonprofit Experience: No Experience Required


AmeriCorps Environmental Education Leadership Corps (EELCorps) members are budding environmental education professionals who serve their Kentucky community by engaging in a term of service. During service, members will lead and engage learners in environmental education programs, lessons, and activities developed using best practices.

Members will be responsible for:

  • Leading environmental education lessons, programs, and activities of 20 minutes or more
  • Tracking and collecting data for these lessons
  • Maintain open communication with the site supervisor, including accurately the hours the member serves
  • Attend all EELCorps AmeriCorps training, including organization and team training, monthly meetings, and National Days of Service

 Benefits of Service:

All members receive service benefits, including a living allowance, education award, and professional development training.

  • Living allowance is a taxable income of $15,100 for full-time members disbursed in bi-weekly increments.
  • To learn more about the education award, its uses, and amounts for your service year, please visit: https://americorps.gov/members-volunteers/segal-americorps-education-award
  • Members may apply for educational loan deferment or forbearance.
  • Full-time members are eligible for the following:
    • Health care
    • Child care
    • Full-time members are required to participate in the Professional Environmental Educator Certification. The PEEC is accredited through the North American Association for Environmental Education.

 Positions available in the following locations: (Some locations have multiple positions available)

  • Berea, KY
  • Lexington, KY
  • Louisville, KY
  • Newport, KY
  • Richmond, KY
  • Springfield, KY

For More Information, Visit: keec.ky.gov/EELC/Pages/Apply-to-Serve!.aspx

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