Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership is Accepting Applications for Host Site Organizations for the 2014 – 2015 Program

The Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership, a program of the Sierra Nevada Alliance, is currently accepting applications from Sierra Nevada conservation organizations and agencies to become a Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership Host Site for our upcoming 2014 – 2015 program.

Beginning in October 2014, the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP) will run its ninth year of its highly successful AmeriCorps program in the Sierra Nevada. SNAP places up to 28 highly qualified and motivated, full-time AmeriCorps members at conservation organizations and natural resource agencies serving the 400 mile long ‘Range of Light’.

From Mt. Whitney to the Feather River, from the Foothills to the Summits, at organizations both big and small, our AmeriCorps Members have contributed to restoring the health of the Sierra’s precious watersheds through important service projects. SNAP Members have removed invasive species, stabilized stream banks, educated thousands of Sierra Nevada Residents on local and regional watershed issues, cleaned up hundreds of miles of river, built numerous trails, monitored water quality at hundreds of sites and much, much more.

Qualifying organizations will receive a full-time AmeriCorps Member or Members to serve 11 months at their organization/agency from October 27, 2014 – September 27, 2015. SNAP Members conduct valuable watershed restoration and assessment projects, as well as watershed education projects, and volunteer recruitment and support.

What would having an AmeriCorps Member help you to accomplish?
For more information about hosting SNAP Members at your organization, please click here to download a 2014- 2015 SNAP Host Site Application Packet. If you are currently or have previously hosted a SNAP Member, click here for a Reapplication Packet. The website has the information you’ll need on how to apply, requirements for Host Sites and specifics about what type of activities SNAP AmeriCorps Members can and cannot perform.

For additional information or questions or to receive an editable version of the application packet, contact Lynn Baumgartner, SNAP Program Director, 530-542-4546 ext. 305 or lynn@sierranevadaalliance.org

Applications are due May 30, 2014!

AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connect more than 70,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet our country’s critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. AmeriCorps members serve with more than 2,000 nonprofits, public agencies, and faith-based and community organizations.

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