Be a part of AmeriCorps Project Conserve! The North Carolina Arboretum is looking to bring on two AmeriCorps Environmental Educators for the 2023-2024 service term.

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.


The North Carolina Arboretum offers a $500 per month housing stipend on top of the of the AmeriCorps living stipend.


The Service Term lasts from September 11th, 2023 until July 31st, 2024. For additional information and to apply, please visit:


Applications due by May 31st, 2023 or until positions are filled.

Meet our Current Americorps!

Sarah Gleason moved to Asheville from North Potomac, Maryland at the beginning of the year and has been working as an Outdoor Educator for the past few months. In her free time, she can be found rock climbing or taking photos of mushrooms.  At TNCA, she leads our Wee Naturalists Program with Caitlin, as well as helping with Field Trips, OAK, and Discovery Camp!
Caitlin is a recent grad from Oklahoma State University where she earned her B.S. in Wildlife Ecology & Management. During her time at Oklahoma State, Caitlin conducted research on hibernation patterns of black bears in southeastern Oklahoma. Most recently, she worked as a capture technician for the Oklahoma Black Bear Project, trapping bears and fitting them with GPS collars to track movement data. In Caitlin’s free time you can find her drawing, hiking, or birding. At TNCA she leads the Wee Naturalists Program with Sarah, as well as helping with Field Trips, OAK, and Discovery Camp!