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Delaware State Parks AmeriCorps Programs

AmeriCorps full-time program
AmeriCorps summer program
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AmeriCorps Training October 1 - 3, 2008


Now Accepting Applications for Summer Program. Interviews begin in March.

Do you want to be a part of an exciting, award-winning program and make a real difference in Delaware State Parks?  Do you want to share your love of the outdoors or maybe provide costumed historical programs?  Are you committed to conserving our precious natural resources?  Do you want to meet new people and gain valuable first-hand experience?  If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then the

     Delaware State Parks

     AmeriCorps Program   is right for you.


What is it?

Delaware State Parks AmeriCorps Program is a National Service Program in which volunteer members receive a living allowance and educational scholarship and other benefits, like health insurance for full-time members, in exchange for service in Delaware State Parks.  These are not State of Delaware jobs.

These members will increase the protection, promotion, and services available to visitors in Delaware’s State Parks. As part of an AmeriCorps team, they will provide and expand high quality recreation, environmental education, cultural and historic programming, and conservation and preservation activities.

What Members Do

  • Plan and coordinate volunteer projects
  • Teach environmental education
  • Perform costumed living history presentations
  • Participate in natural areas conservation
  • Use your skills in Creative or Professional Services
  • Plan and implement safe and accessible recreational opportunities
  • Research the past
  • Plan for the future

Service Commitment

Full-Time Program

   Flexible   

Start and End Dates
1700 hours
(approximately 

35 hours per week)

Summer Program

Reduced Half-Time:
April – August
19 weeks
             675 Hours            

(approximately 

35 hours per week)

OR

Quarter-Time:
June – August
13 weeks
450 hours

(approximately 

35 hours per week)








 

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Download an application

To apply, complete and return application form to the address below. Reference forms may follow at a later date.

Division of Parks and Recreation
Delaware State Parks

AmeriCorps Program
P.O. Box 312
Little Creek, DE 19961

VOICE (302) 739-1960

FAX (302) 739-1959
Email:
DNREC_HelpYourPark@State.de.us

AmeriCorps member
"AmeriCorps offered an exciting position unlike anything else I've done. It offered a position where every day I would do something different with a group of people genuinely excited and committed to their work."

— Kelly Gast, Summer 2004 Delaware State Parks AmeriCorps Member

To Be Eligible:

  • You must be at least 17 years of age.
  • You must have a high school diploma, its equivalent, or be working toward a diploma or its equivalent when your service begins.
  • You must have Proof of Citizenship or eligibility to work in the Unted States.
  • You must be able to work some weekends and evenings, although most positions call for daytime participation.

 

 


For more information, e-mail Delaware State Parks Volunteer Coordinator.
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