Youth Education Coordinator-TerraCorps Service Member

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United States

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Volunteer Opportunity

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Job Description:

Youth Education Coordinators (YEC) build the long-term capacity of their host site by engaging youth in service learning, experiential education, and inquiry-based science and nature learning projects. They collaborate with schools, libraries, and youth groups on projects that connect young people to the natural world, improve science literacy, and encourage healthy lifestyles.

YECs may help their host site to engage with educators and volunteers to guide youth in environmental inquiry and discovery, school and community garden projects, urban tree stewardship projects, urban pocket park projects, and “green jobs” training and internship programs. By serving with youth in an outdoor learning environment, they reinforce the connection between people, nature, and community and foster an inclusive land stewardship ethic in future generations. 

Requirements: As a program of AmeriCorps, TerraCorps applicants must also meet the following AmeriCorps requirements:

A US citizen, US national, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the U.S.
At least 18 years old
A minimum of a high school diploma or GED
No more than three previous terms as an AmeriCorps member
Pass a criminal history background check, including an FBI check

AmeriCorps programs provide equal opportunities. TerraCorps will recruit and select persons in all positions to ensure a diverse and inclusive climate without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, color, political affiliation, creed, national origin, marital status, or any other status as protected by federal, state, and local laws. We encourage applications from individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations for interviews and service upon request.

How to Apply:

 Information on our program, open positions, and how to apply can be found on our website ( To be fully considered for this position, applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and application form.