Be the Greater Good

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

 

What is AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps is a voluntary civil society program supported by the U.S. federal government, foundations, corporations, and other donors engaging adults in public service work with a goal of “helping others and meeting critical needs in the community.” Members commit to full-time or part-time positions offered by a network of nonprofit community organizations and public agencies, to fulfill assignments in the fields of education, public safety, health care, and environmental protection. The program is often seen as a domestic Peace Corps. It employs more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year.

More Questions? Visit https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/what-americorps

 

 

NOWCorps: Northern Ohio Watershed Corps

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!

 

 

How do I become an AmeriCorps Member?

First, create an AmeriCorps profile at https://my.americorps.gov/mp/recruit/registration.do and complete registration. From there, you can create your application and apply to any of our NOWCorps member listings! Application EXTENDED TO AUGUST 31, 2019. 

Check out the links to our multiple host site partners below, and view their member descriptions to see which ones interest you!

Service Dates for NOWCorps: October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020

 

What host sites and positions are available?

  1. Chagrin River Watershed Partners | NOWCorps Watershed Steward
  2. Cleveland Metroparks | 
  3. Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District | NOWCorps Steward and Coordinator
  4. Erie Soil and Water Conservation District | 
  5. Lake Soil and Water Conservation District | NOWCorps Resource Protection Technician
  6. The Nature Conservancy | NOWCorps Restoration Crew Member
  7. Tinker’s Creek Watershed Partners | NOWCorps Capacity Builder
  8. Western Reserve Land Conservancy | NOWCorps Stewardship Specialist

Meet our 2019-2020 Members!

Colleen

serving as the NOWCorps Steward/Coordinator at Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District

Abigail

serving as a Naturalist Assistant at the Cleveland Metroparks

Andrew

serving as a NEOH Restoration Crew Member at the Nature Conservancy

Isaac

serving as a NEOH Restoration Crew Member at the Nature Conservancy

Abbey

serving as the Education & Outreach Specialist at Erie Soil & Water Conservation District

Caitlin

serving as a Lake SWCD Resource Protection Technician at Lake County Soil & Water Conservation District

Leticia

serving as a Natural Resources Technician at the Cleveland Metroparks

Kevin

serving as a Watershed Steward at Chagrin River Watershed Partners

Valerie

serving as a Conservation Program Assistant at Erie Soil & Water Conservation District

Jake

serving as a Trails Assistant at the Cleveland Metroparks

Jess

Madison

serving as a Watershed Steward at Chagrin River Watershed Partners

Marlo

serving as a Volunteer Services Assistant at the Cleveland Metroparks