Chesapeake Conservation Corps

The Chesapeake Bay Trust is proud to announce that applicants are being sought for the 2015-16 Chesapeake Conservation Corps Program. The Corps Program provides service-learning opportunities and green job training for young people through environmental and energy conservation projects. The Trust matches young adults 18-25 with Maryland nonprofits and government agencies to work fulltime in the environmental field for a year ($16,000 annually). This initiative, supported by the Trust, Constellation Energy, National Park Service and the state of Maryland, pairs young adults with organizations that provide hands-on environmental, leadership, and technical training opportunities for a one-year term of service.
The purpose of the Corps is 1) to enable stipend volunteers to work with host organizations and communities throughout Maryland to implement on-the-ground restoration and energy conservation projects, and 2) to provide leadership and training opportunities for young adults pursuing environmental and conservation careers including conferences, trainings, grant writing, project management and so on. Corps volunteers will work fulltime on projects in the realms of environmental restoration, energy conservation, agriculture, forestry and environmental that will promote and sustain the Bay and its surrounding environment as well as provide young adults with the opportunities to gain career skills and become more engaged through meaningful community service.
The Chesapeake Bay Trust anticipates placing around 25-30 Corps Volunteers, young adults 18-25, with nonprofit organizations and government agencies throughout Maryland for a paid year of service ($16,000) beginning on August 25, 2015. To view a list of potential

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