Seeking an ECO AmeriCorps Service Member

April 17, 2023

Crabapple in flower. Burlington

The Vermont Urban and Community Forestry Program works hard to protect Vermont’s municipal trees and forests. We are looking for applicants to fill an ECO AmeriCorps role focused on education, outreach, and building our network of wonderful volunteers who work on invasive forest insects. We hope to be able to recruit from Central Vermont / Washington County community as we believe there is a need to create positions like these for our own community members to fill.

More Information can be found here: Open Positions | Department of Environmental Conservation (

ECO AmeriCorps is a 9-year-old program operating in communities across the state at local organizations. Program participants engage in a variety of topics that may include science communication, sustainable agriculture, climate resiliency and creating greater access to the natural world. ECO AmeriCorps members complete an 11-month term of service and are well-supported. Members benefits include gaining access to professional networks and training, an education award, health coverage and a living stipend. Being an ECO member also gives them the opportunity to explore areas of interest, build connections and gain confidence necessary to propel a career.

ECO AmeriCorps members typically follow three paths following their experience. First, and most inspiring is that they are hired into full-time roles at the organization they served with. Second, acceptance into a graduate or PhD program and lastly opting to come back for a second year of service to continue projects or pursue a different placement to explore budding interests.

Please share with anyone who may be passionate about making a difference, committed to improving our environment and who is over the age of 18. Contact with any questions.