About UCC's Individual Placement AmeriCorps Program
Utah Conservation Corps' Individual Placement Program connects AmeriCorps service to non-profit and government organizations addressing environmental stewardship, education, and sustainability in Utah.
UCC's Individual Placement AmeriCorps members serve with one UCC partner organization for their entire Term of Service. While serving, Individual Placement members have the opportunity to gain professional development and experience in the environmental non-profit and conservation field through their host site. Additionally, they have access to AmeriCorps benefits and training related to environmental education, volunteer management, and wilderness first aid.
Utah Conservation Corps partners with a variety of non-profits organizations, government agencies, and schools. The list of partners hosting UCC Individual Placement members changes year to year, and service activities vary by site. Below are some of UCC's current and past partners.
How to Get Involved
Each partnering site conducts their own hiring (advertising, application, and selection) process for their UCC AmeriCorps position(s). Hiring for many full-time, full year positions occurs November and December with a start date of January or February of the following year. Seasonal and part-time positions are hired throughout the year.
For more information about becoming a 2015 UCC Partner Organization, contact: Lindsay Thalacker, UCC AmeriCorps Program Coordinator, email@example.com or (435) 797-0964 x1.
Currently IP Job Postings
The GSEP IP oversees and supports habitat restoration efforts in the Escalante River watershed of southern Utah. You can find the full job posting (pdf) by clicking the job title link above. Applications due February 2, 2015. Application instructions can be found on the job posting pdf.
The YALP Coordinator oversees the groundbreaking Youth Adventures Leadership Program, implementing curriculum, coordinating programming, managing interns and conducting programming for daily and multi-day camps and trainings. For more information see the full job posting (pdf) by clicking on the job title link above. Position open until filled. Application instructions can be found on the job posting pdf.
Current and Past Partners (IP Host Sites)
Common Ground Outdoor Adventures provides life-enhancing outdoor recreational opportunities for youth and adults with disabilities, enabling them to experience the great outdoors alongside their peers.
Utah Society for Environmental Education
The Utah Society for Environmental Education (USEE), a 501 c (3) non-profit, has been a statewide leader in promoting high quality environmental education in Utah since 1981.
Ogden Nature Center
Located in the heart of Ogden, you'll find a 152-acre nature preserve and education center open to the public year-round. The Ogden Nature Center offers a wide variety of classes and workshops for all ages. These include art, photography, birding, wildlife in Utah, outdoor recreation, conservation, sustainability, summer camps, and more.
Wasatch Community Gardens
Wasatch Community Gardens is a community-based nonprofit that has served the Salt Lake County community for 20 years. Since our founding in 1989, we have provided opportunities for individuals to grow their own food in urban gardens. We also provide educational opportunities to youth and adults.
Stokes Nature Center
Stokes Nature Center provides opportunities to students of all ages to explore, learn about, and develop appreciation and stewardship for our natural world. Stokes Nature Center is located in Logan Canyon, just outside of the city of Logan.
Friends of Great Salt Lake
FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake seeks to preserve and protect the Great Salt Lake Ecosystem and increase public awareness and appreciation of the lake through education, research, and advocacy.
TreeUtah is a statewide 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to tree planting and education.
Canyonlands Field Institute
Immerse yourself in the wildness and beauty that only a desert sojourn can offer. Come with us and experience wild nature through hiking, camping and river running.
Red Butte Garden
Red Butte Garden, a part of the University of Utah, is a non-profit organization located in Salt Lake City, Utah. With over 100 acres including display and natural gardens, walking paths and natural areas with hiking trails, Red Butte Garden is the largest botanical garden in the Intermountain West that tests, displays, and interprets regional horticulture.
Jordan River Commission
The Jordan River Commission is comprise of governmental and non-governmental members .
USU Sustainability Council
The Utah State University Sustainability Council is comprised of USU faculty, staff, and students committed to the development and promotion of sustainable practices on campus. The council is organized into several committees to implement outreach, education, and conservation efforts.
The Utah House/USU Botanical Center
The Utah House demonstrates, educates, and empowers the public about new ways of building homes and creating landscapes that promote energy efficiency, water conservation, universal design principles, healthy indoor environments, and the sustainable use of all resources. Located at the Utah Botanical Center.
Utah Clean Energy
Utah Clean Energy leads and accelerates the clean energy transformation with vision and expertise. They are committed to creating a future that ensures healthy, thriving communities for all, empowered and sustained by clean energy.
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