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Do you love the Sierra Nevada? Want to help restore and protect the Range of Light? Do you want to gain valuable environmental professional experience?

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We have reopened the application period for the 2017-18 SNAP Program Year on a rolling basis until all positions have been filled. Click here for applications instructions and to apply today!

Becoming a Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership member enables you to do great things for the Sierra Nevada while you grow as an individual and attain tangible benefits. Put your idealism to work through AmeriCorps. Protect the Sierra environment and rural communities. You will learn teamwork, communications, conservation issues, responsibility and other essential skills that will help you for the rest of your life. And you’ll gain the personal satisfaction of taking on a challenge and seeing results. The Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership needs your courage, skills, and dedication. Click here to download an example SNAP Member Application Packet.
We are seeking enthusiastic, conservation-minded people to commit to a year of service to protect Sierra natural resources and sustainable communities. During the year, SNAP members will gain skills and technical training, mentor with outstanding environmental leaders and receive an education award at the successful completion of service.


Since 2007, more than 175 SNAP Members have served at 34 Sierra conservation organizations and agencies to:

  • Restore more than 14,000 acres of habitat,
  • Monitor more than 1,200 ecological sites,
  • Educate more than 155,000 people,
  • Recruit and support more than 30,000 community volunteers, and
  • Contribute 450,000 hours of service!

Responsibilities & Projects:
Members will serve full-time, from mid-October 2016 – mid-September 2017. Projects & responsibilities will vary depending on service positions but, will be based on watershed restoration and assessment, watershed education and outreach, and volunteer recruitment and management. Click here to view a general SNAP Position Description. Check back on June 13th, 2016 for detailed Position Descriptions and Service Plans. You can check out past years’ Position Descriptions & Service Plans here.
Applicant Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the U.S.
  • Must have a minimum of a High School Diploma or GED (higher education degrees are highly recommended).
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years or older.
  • Must not have a criminal history that precludes the applicant’s ability to serve as an AmeriCorps member.
  • Must not have been released for cause from a previous AmeriCorps term of service. 
  • Must have not served more than 3 previous AmeriCorps terms of service.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Monthly stipend of $1,254 per month
  • Standard health insurance
  • Up to 340 hours of technical, ecological and skills-development training throughout the year.
  • AmeriCorps Education Award of $5,775 will be granted upon completion of the program for use on existing qualified student loans or future higher education expenses. 

For more information please contact:
Lynn Baumgartner, Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership Program Director: 530-542-4546 x 705 or lynn AT sierranevadaalliance DOT org.
All submissions are confidential. The Sierra Nevada Alliance and AmeriCorps are equal opportunity employers. We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our SNAP Positions. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.