2023 Individual Placement Opportunities
Forest School Mentor
9/5/23 - 5/31/24
The Kickapoo Valley Forest School (KVFS) will strive to create a child-centered, safe, inclusive, and sensory-rich environment in which children will learn and grow through play and exploration in the beautiful natural environment of the Kickapoo Valley Reserve (KVR). The Forest School Mentor will work alongside dedicated teachers to help provide a safe and welcoming learning environment for our youngest learners. The Kickapoo Valley Forest School Mentor will work with the school daily during the school year.
9/5/23 - 8/16/24
The Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration's Ecological Assistant will aid in living out the commitment to care for Earth by helping restore native ecosystems on the grounds of FSPA, maintaining the greenhouse and gardens, engaging the community, and supporting programs that are part of the FSPA ministries.
Community Garden Member
9/5/23 - 8/16/24
Hunger Task Force’s Community Garden Placement will be responsible for providing opportunities through programming for community involvement in environmentally conscious food sourcing. They will spend a majority of their time maintaining the gardens and greenhouse, cultivating interest in area community gardens, giving input on the development of new garden construction, and assisting with volunteer mobilization and recruitment.
9/5/23 - 8/16/24
The Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration's Sustainability Assistant will aid in living out the commitment to care for Earth assisting the Office of Integral Ecology in researching and promoting climate conscious ways of living and working, providing education and outreach to the congregation and the communities in which they serve, engaging the community, and managing programs to support the FSPA ministries.
2023 Quick Facts
Full-time, temporary (39, or 50 weeks)
Tuesday, 9/5/23 --> Friday, 5/31/24 (39 wks)
Tuesday, 9/5/23 --> Friday, 8/16/24 (50 wks)
Compensation / Benefits:
Weekly living stipend
Room & board provided at some locations
AmeriCorps Members earn an award for tuition or qualified loans
Individual Placement AmeriCorps Members serve with WisCorps partner organizations focused on the areas of natural resource conservation and environmental education.
WisCorps’ Individual Placement Program through AmeriCorps / Serve Wisconsin provides opportunities for dedicated AmeriCorps members to gain practical conservation and educator skills while working with a site mentor and exploring career options.
Members promote community service and environmental awareness through direct training and service in the outdoors while participating in community engagement projects. Service Members serve at a single placement site, receive a biweekly stipend and AmeriCorps benefits
that correlate to their term of service. Upon successful completion of their service hours, Individual Placements receive a Segal Education Award correlating to the number of service hours completed.
Individual Placement Members will be responsible for participating in valuable opportunities focusing on environmentally conscious activities through programming for community involvement. Members will spend time researching, maintaining and cultivating interest in area community gardens, community conservation programs, and assist with volunteer mobilization and recruitment. Members will be supported and mentored by WisCorps headquarters staff, placement site staff, and team leaders throughout their term of service.
Check out each position descriptions above for our current openings!