Environmental Education - Tribal Liaison AmeriCorps

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Deadline to Apply:

Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 5:00pm

Organization: 

Address:

Olympia, WA
United States

Job Category:

Volunteer

Job Type:

Full-time

Job Description:

Do you love connecting kids with nature? Sharing your passion for the environment with kids? Working with a fun, dynamic team? Teaching youth how to make the world a better place? Consider applying for one of our Americorps positions! From the snowy slopes of Mt Rainier, along the banks of the Nisqually River, and all the way down to the salty shores of our Puget Sound beaches, we engage students 4th-12th grades in environmental education, stewardship, and recreation activities. The Environmental Education – Tribal Liaison Member will engage tribal youth in understanding the issues facing our local salmon, inspiring action, and fostering the next generation of environmental stewards through classroom lessons, recreational opportunities and field experiences.  This position will work within Wa He Lut Indian School and the Nisqually Tribe’s youth Center to plan and implement service learning field experiences ranging from water quality monitoring, riparian habitat restoration, salmon tossing, field investigations on Puget Sound beaches, explorations of the local wildlife refuge to monitor wildlife and learn ethnobotany, volunteering at the local salmon hatchery, removing invasive species, hiking, snowshoeing, horseback riding and more. 

These volunteer opportunities are offered through Washington Service Corps. Both serve 40/hours per week, including occasional evenings and weekends, from September 1, 2022 – mid-July 2023. Members receive…

  • a monthly stipend of $2,066.86 (pretax) 
  • basic health insurance 
  • up to $6,495 education award to pay off existing qualified student loan debt 
  • student loan forbearance and interest accrual payment on qualifying loans