The Nevada System of Higher Education 4-H Camping and Outdoor Education project has AmeriCorps members working to improve academic engagement and social-emotional skills in youth throughout the state of Nevada. The program is aimed at youth ages 8-19 who have had a lack of environmental literacy options. For the grant year 2023-2024, AmeriCorps members will be responsible for providing direct environmental education programming in school-based programming, day camps, and residential camps. Which will result in an increase in academic engagement and social-emotional skills among youth participating in the program.
Become an AmeriCorps member
The program is actively recruiting AmeriCorps members from the community to serve as 4-H Camp Counselors/Environmental Educators, 4-H School Program Environmental Educators, and 4-H Environmental Educators.
The 4-H Environmental Educators will deliver educational activities to the youth through experiential, hands-on learning, Positive Youth Development (PYD) principles and support the program they are assigned to. Members will support summer camp activities and implement a new environmental literacy curriculum that is currently not offered in the Nevada 4-H camping program. Our AmeriCorps members are on the front lines serving youth as positive role models and mentors.
By targeting youth who have had little to no exposure to outdoor environmental literacy programming to engage and participate in this program, AmeriCorps members help youth participants develop timely and relevant skills and abilities in important areas such as STEM. The NSHE 4-H Camping and Outdoor Education program develops essential “soft” skills in youth to equip them to be more successful in school and provides them with the opportunity for upward mobility.
The service period for all AmeriCorps positions opens December 1, 2023. College students who serve as AmeriCorps members receive work experience, personal and professional development, and a living allowance based on the position they serve. In addition, after successfully completing an approved term of service, AmeriCorps members will have access to the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, (this link can stay) which can be used toward qualified educational expenses such as::
- repayment of qualified student loans, and
- educational expenses at qualified institutions of higher learning.
The award can be used up to seven years after being awarded and is taxed by the government as income during the calendar year it is used.
4-H School Program Environmental Educators
4-H Camp Counselors/ Environmental Educators
4-H Environmental Educators
How to Apply:
*Applications coming soon- Please contact Alyssa Lane AmeriCorps 4-H Coordinator, if you are interested in becoming an AmeriCorps member*
- Visit MyAmeriCorps and click on "Register to Create a New Member/Alum Account."
- Complete the requested profile information. You will need a Social Security number and valid address, telephone number and email.
- Once you receive your account information via email, log into MyAmeriCorps and use the navigation pane on the left to complete your general application and reference information.
- Click "Search Listings."
- Type the position title you are interested into the Program Name field (ignore all the other fields).
- Click "Search".
- Click the listing to view program information.
- Read the program information and click "Apply Now" at the bottom of the page.
- For questions, email Alyssa Lane AmeriCorps Program Coordinator, or call 702.940.5438.
What is AmeriCorps?
AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs that brings people together to serve communities. Currently, 270,000 members and volunteers serve with AmeriCorps across the nation. It is an opportunity for individuals of all ages and backgrounds to give their time and talent to strengthen communities in areas of education, economic opportunity, environmental stewardship, veteran and military families, disaster service, healthy futures, and much more.