Positions to join our Youth Education Team are open now through the Conserving Carolina site!


This position is great for environmental education enthusiasts with a passion for working with children Pre-K – 12th grade!

The purpose of this position will be to assist with science education efforts at The North Carolina Arboretum. The AmeriCorps member will primarily be responsible for delivering environmental education programming by educating students of various ages and backgrounds including leading environmental field trip and weekly drop-off/homeschool programs, off-site outreach programs in Western NC schools, hosting programming for young families, assisting with seasonal family events, leading afterschool/library programs and leading environmental awareness-based programs for our summer day camps. Additionally, the Environmental Education Instructor will assist in the care and maintenance of all live collections.

Compensation and Benefits

  • $31,000 living stipend (paid in equal installments via direct deposit, twice per month, minus taxes; exact amount TBD on grant funding)
  • Health insurance reimbursement if eligible. Members are eligible for reimbursement for the full cost of a Health Insurance Marketplace bronze or catastrophic plan, OR up to $100 for a higher-level Marketplace plan. Members who maintain health insurance through a parent or spouse’s employer are not eligible for reimbursement.
  • Childcare assistance if eligible. See eligibility requirements for full-time members enrolled in AmeriCorps State & National programs on the AmeriCorps Childcare Fact Sheet
  • Education award of $7,395.00 upon successful completion of the program. This award can be used to repay qualified student loans and to pay current educational expenses at eligible institutions of higher education and training programs. Learn more about the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award on AmeriCorps.gov/americorps-education-award
  • Mentorship, training, and professional development opportunities. Training may include Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Conflict Resolution, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and more
  • The Arboretum also offers a $500 per month housing stipend to accepted members.


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