The member positions listed for our NOWCorps are year-long national service positions through AmeriCorps. AmeriCorps is a national service program funded through the AmeriCorps Agency (formerly CNCS) and ServeOhio, Ohio Commission on Service and Volunteerism.

You can find more on AmeriCorps in generahere and here.

As a member of our NOWCorps Program, you would receive a living stipend during your service (up to $15,100 for a full-time member) and, if you complete the program successfully, you may be eligible for the Segal Education Award. Involvement in NOWCorps would give you the ability to gain experience in the field, improve and expand your skill set, and provide a great opportunity to network. 


If you are interested in being a NOWCorps member, our 2021-2022 Service Year will run from October 2021 – September 30, 2022. Check out the available member positions and Host Sites below!

NOWCorps: Northern Ohio Watershed Corps

NOWCorps Class III: October 4, 2021 through September 30, 2022


What do NOWCorps Members do? Where are they serving?

Check out the links to our multiple host site partners and specific member descriptions below:


What is Tinker’s Creek Watershed Partners NOWCorps program?

Together with our partners, Tinker’s Creek Watershed Partners recognizes the importance of maintaining water quality throughout Northern Ohio. We also believe in educating the public and regional leaders to support behavioral changes that positively affect our water resources. The Northern Ohio Watershed Corps (NOWCorps) works with watershed groups, soil and water conservation districts, city and county government offices, and other conservation nonprofits to facilitate outreach, education, capacity building, environmental stewardship, and stormwater management. NOWCorps members will receive programmatic training in addition to site specific training. See member descriptions below for each partner’s site specific training that will be provided.

While environmental stewardship is the major focus, the Northern Ohio Watershed Corps Program will focus on four major activities.

Stewardship: Improving water quality is the heart of the collective mission and being an environmental steward will help collect and gather the necessary data to do so.

Conservation: As a member you can engage in water quality testing and data collection, tree plantings, native plant installations, invasive vegetation removal, and more.

Education: Help assist our partners with program design, implementation and follow up. Certain programs will facilitate new relationships with schools, youth groups, public engagement groups, and volunteers.

Capacity Building: As a member you can assist our partners in concrete strategies for volunteer recruitment, program expansion and consistency among outreach. As a member you will obtain, improve, and retain the skills, knowledge, tools, equipment and other resources to be a true environmental steward!


What is AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps, a federal agency, brings people together to tackle the country’s most pressing challenges, through national service and volunteering. AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers serve with organizations dedicated to the improvement of communities. AmeriCorps helps make service to others a cornerstone of our national culture. Learn more at

How do I become an AmeriCorps Member?

First, create an AmeriCorps profile at and complete registration. From there, you can create your application and apply to any of our NOWCorps member listings! You can also email your resume and a letter of interest to the NOWCorps Program Manager at [email protected]

Bring Out the Best of America

Join AmeriCorps and you’ll find your moment to inspire, build, teach, and support those who need it the most!


This program will be made available to all without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, military service, and religion.

We may be recruiting for our next service year, but our 20-21 members are still hard at work making a difference in their communities. Follow this page and TCWP social media to get updates on all the amazing things they accomplish!

Meet our 2020-2021 members below:


Education & Outreach Specialist serving with Chagrin River Watershed Partners


Restoration Crew Member serving with The Nature Conservancy


Restoration Crew Member serving with The Nature Conservancy


Educator Coordinator serving with Cuyahoga SWCD


NOWCorps Conservation Program & Outreach Assistant serving with Erie SWCD


NOWCorps Trails Assistant serving with the Cleveland Metroparks


Stewardship Specialist serving with Western Reserve Land Conservancy


Natural Resource Technician serving with the Cleveland Metroparks


Natural Resource Technician serving with the Cleveland Metroparks


NOWCorps Field Station Assistant serving with the University of Akron Field Station


Outreach Specialist serving with Summit SWCD


Outreach Specialist serving with Lake SWCD


Watershed Steward serving with the Chagrin River Watershed Partners


Community Forestry Specialist serving with Western Reserve Land Conservancy

Congratulations to our 2019-2020 NOWCorps Alumni! Check out our 19-20 Annual Report detailing how much they accomplished during their service year.