ECOVermont - AmeriCorps

Last week, the Governor announced $380,000 in competitive AmeriCorps funding dedicated to a new program that will create service positions focused on supporting clean water in Vermont.  The grant will create the Environmental Careers and Opportunities (ECO) Vermont program.  Under ECO Vermont, DEC will oversee a team of up to 25 full and part-time AmeriCorps members who will be hosted by local governments or non-profit organizations to work on projects designed to enhance the quality of water in the Vermont’s streams, rivers, ponds, and lakes. Through this work, AmeriCorps members will gain valuable on-the-job training that will help them develop skills for future employment opportunities.

Please help spread the word about this new program.  We are currently recruiting full-time members with service to begin in September 2015!  Recruitment is also underway for host site organizations.   An on-line application form can be found on our website

As a new program, we are counting on our networks to spread the knowledge of ECO AmeriCorps.  To receive updates about our ECO AmeriCorps program like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter! 

Feel free to forward this to anyone you know who might be interested and consider sharing with your alma mater and any other organizations that will have an interest in helping to get the word out.

If you have questions or ideas, please contact Linnea.Myers@state.vt.us  at 802-272-1462 or carey.hengstenberg@state.vt.us at (802)595-1632.

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