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Montana State Parks recruiting new AmeriCorps members

HELENA – Montana State Parks is now recruiting new AmeriCorps members for 2015. These service terms are full-time, 44 week, 1,700 hour positions serving at state parks and regional offices across Montana. 

Montana State Park AmeriCorps members create educational programs, highlight park activities, and develop volunteer opportunities that get more people involved and excited about outdoor recreation. Members can range in age from young adults to retirement, but all members must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED.

Members who serve 1,700 hours also earn an Education Award of $5,645 per year of service, to be used towards a college education or to pay off student loans. Members who are 55 years or older can transfer the Education Award to a child, grandchild or foster child. All Montana State Parks AmeriCorps members will receive a modest living allowance to help cover incidental costs, such as commuting.

“Our AmeriCorps members gain unique experiences and develop a diverse set of skills through their work on educational programming, land improvement, and interaction with the public,” said Jean Placko, program specialist for Montana State Parks AmeriCorps.

For a full position description and to apply, visit http://stateparks.mt.gov/americorps/ 

AmeriCorps is a national service program that engages more than 75,000 Americans each year, nationwide, in service to meet community needs in education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, public safety, homeland security and more. Funding for AmeriCorps is provided in part by the Corporation for National and Community Service (nationalservice.gov), an independent federal agency, and administered through the Governor’s Office of Community Service (serve.mt.gov).

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