2019 Lake Winnipesaukee Association Opportunity- Two half-time AmeriCorps positions available!
The Lakes Regions Conservation Corps (LRCC) is a 22.5 week AmeriCorps service program that develops skills and experiences for conservation professionals. LRCC members are the driving force behind many of the conservation efforts of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region. The program is based out of the Squam Lakes Association with host sites located with a number of conservation organizations, including the Lake Winnipesaukee Association. The program provides hands-on conservation work experience over a broad range of areas which ensure that LRCC members are capable of independently approaching a variety of tasks in the environmental conservation field.
The Lake Winnipesaukee Association is seeking two half-time (22.5 weeks) Lakes Region Conservation Corps members to provide technical assistance to residents, businesses, communities, and organizations located in the Lakes Region in order to increase awareness, prevention, and remediation of nonpoint source pollution. The Lakes Region Conservation Corps – Lake Winnipesaukee Association Program runs from May 20 through October 24, 2019.
For more information about the positions available with the Lake Winnipesaukee Association, click here.
Homes needed for AmeriCorps Members
Homes are needed for AmeriCorps members serving this year in the Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC). The Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC) is a 22.5 week AmeriCorps service program that provides hands-on conservation work experience over a broad range of areas. LRCC members are the driving force behind many of the conservation efforts of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region. The LRCC, based out of the Squam Lakes Association, has positions available with several conservation organizations located in the Lakes Region, including the Lake Winnipesaukee Association.
The Lake Winnipesaukee Association (LWA) is excited to participate in the program for 2019. The LWA will be hosting two members who will assist the organization in expanding and building on lake protection programs in three main areas: water quality monitoring, education and outreach, and lake management and implementation activities. Pat Tarpey, Executive Director of the LWA, stated “We will be able to accomplish so much more this year through this program. These AmeriCorps members donate approximately half a year of their lives to improve the communities in which they serve. They serve 40 hours a week for 22.5 weeks in exchange for a living allowance of approximately $800 per month. It’s a wonderful opportunity for both the host site and the AmeriCorps member. In addition to their service, members receive trainings, certifications, and experiences which help develop important professional skills that are applicable to future careers within any occupational and educational field. The program is a win-win for all.”
High rents and low vacancy rates leave few options for AmeriCorps members. Finding affordable housing is crucial in order for them to be able to serve in the Lakes Region.
Host homes, for six months, are needed from mid-May to the end of October so that AmeriCorps members can make the Winnipesaukee Watershed a better place to live.
Individuals providing Homes for Service will receive personal benefits by hosting an AmeriCorps member:
–They can provide the added security of another adult in the home of a single parent or a senior citizen living alone.
–They have their own transportation, can purchase their own food, and may be able to share in household expenses.
–As members of the household, they can help with occasional chores such as lawn mowing or pet care.
If you have a spare room, in-law apartment, or extra space in your home, consider providing a temporary free or low-cost Home for Service to an AmeriCorps member.