North Carolina Climate Action Corps, AmeriCorps

Post Date: 9/12/2023
Opportunity Type: Job
Organization/Grantor: Conserving Carolina & Conservation Trust for NC
Position/Title/Fund: NC Climate Action Corps Member
Type/Term: AmeriCorps
Location: Various in NC
Salary: $30,000
Deadline: Sept 24, 2023

Two organizations within the Resilience Service Network (a colloborative network between the AmeriCorps programs) Conserving Carolina (Project Conserve) and Conservation Trust for NC (Resilience Corps NC) are hiring various positions to fill in service to community needs addressing climate issues across North Carolina to serve in the NC Climate Action Corps. 

Established as a partnership network between four organizations, Conserving Carolina (AmeriCorps program Project Conserve), Conservation Corps NC, Conservation Trust for NC (AmeriCorps program Resilience Corps NC), and Lead for NC in 2023. The collaboration arose after a data driven research project helmed by Conservation Trust for NC revealed the deep need by local communities for a coordinated response to the climate crisis through national service placements for community outreach and project management. In the fall of 2023, the organizations launched 25 member placements through a grant provided by California Volunteers to establish the NC Climate Action Corps.

The AmeriCorps placements under the NC Climate Action Corps seeks to address our state’s changing climate by expanding community outreach and providing project management opportunities to address climate-related issues to wildfires, flooding, sustainable agriculture, urban heat islands, and tree canopies solutions. The placements listed as for AmeriCorps positions wihint Project Conserve and Resilience Corps NC as Climate Action Corps members. 

Who should apply for a position with the NC Climate Action Corps?
Our program is a great opportunity for:

  • Recent graduates looking to build experience and a strong professional network
  • Established professionals seeking a career change
  • Passionate conservationists wanting to give back to their community

What benefits do NC Climate Action Corps members receive?

  • Living stipend, paid twice monthly
  • Education award (upon completion of service)
  • Intense training on community development, project management, and climate resilience
  • Healthcare premium reimbursement
  • Childcare assistance
  • SNAP eligibility

Where are the positions being hosted? 

We are hiring for Resilience Project Coordinators in the following locations: 

  • Cape Fear River Watch (Wilmington)
  • City of Asheville
  • City of Greensboro
  • Durham County Sustainability Office
  • Town of Fairmont
  • Hope to Thrive (Winston-Salem)
  • Kerr-Tar Council of Governments (Henderson)
  • Land of Sky Council of Governments (Asheville)
  • RiverLink (Asheville)
  • Upper Coastal Plain Council of Government (Wilson)
How to Apply:

Please apply for all positions available at Each organization has unique applications and requires individual applications. 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.