2021 Hudson Valley Corps Candidate Pool

Expected Dates
January 26, 2021 to November 23, 2021
Student Conservation Association
Position ID
For the past 21 years, the SCA Hudson Valley Corps has brought together a diverse group of individuals to perform critical outdoor conservation projects throughout the region’s communities. The 41 members of the Hudson Valley Corps serve their local communities by engaging in trail construction and maintenance, invasive species management, GIS mapping and ecological restoration, environmental education in local schools and at festivals and fairs, training volunteers for citizen science initiatives, and by leading volunteers and other SCA members at service events. In addition to these important duties, SCA members gain skills that will catapult them into future careers in conservation. SCA professional development and conservation skills trainings are provided as part of the Hudson Valley Corps program curriculum, and also through partner-led trainings at host sites. These trainings, coupled with a hands-on approach to completing critical conservation and stewardship projects and a strong network of conservation partners in the region, contribute to program success year after year. 

SCA Hudson Valley Corps positions run mid-January through mid-November. If you are interested in serving with SCA Hudson Valley Corps, apply to this hiring pool to receive priority emails and updates about our 2021 program. Notifications will be sent to candidates in this hiring pool as individual positions are posted this fall.

Due to Covid-19, events and trainings are subject to change in response to an increase in the number of cases in the Hudson Valley region. Specific duties aligned with this position may also be subject to change. Such changes include, but are not limited to: trainings being eliminated or held remotely, elimination of large-scale gatherings, reduction of education programs, and a transition to teleworking.  

Positions Include:
Environmental Educator
GIS/GPS Technician
Watershed Specialist
Citizen Science Educator
Geology Educator
Ecosystem Steward
Stream Geomorphology Research Assistant
Sustainable Shoreline Educator
Land Stewardship and Research Intern
Zookeeping Interpreter
Natural Resource Assistant
Parks and Trails Assistant
…and more!

Host Sites Include:
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
New York State Department of Environmental Protection
Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Scenic Hudson, Inc.
New York Audubon
Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve

Requirements to Serve:
Commitment to serve the full length of your position, and to complete a minimum of 1700 hours of service
At least 18 years of age
Ability to pass a background check
A Citizen, National or Lawful Permanent Residing Alien of the US
Access to a personal vehicle and driver’s license valid for 3+ years (unless serving in NYC)
Commitment to attend all SCA required events
Passion and enthusiasm for conservation

The opportunity to provide 10 months of service alongside conservation professionals and like-minded individuals
$200/week living allowance
Free housing OR $600/month housing allowance ($800 for NYC)
$6,195 AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of your term
AmeriCorps Loan Forbearance and Interest Deferral
Optional Health Insurance
$100 Professional Development Reimbursement

If you have any questions or would like more information about opportunities with the SCA Hudson Valley Corps, do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected] or call us at 845-255-4758 between the hours of 9 AM - 5 PM. ​
  • The SCA Hudson Valley Program partners with the New York AmeriCorps, State Conservation Agencies (Parks, DEC, and DEP), and regional non-profits. Hudson Valley Corps members work day-to-day under the direction of agency staff within these organizations to complete priority conservation, environmental education, and stewardship projects. Placement sites cover a geographic area from Saratoga Springs, NY down through the Hudson Valley and Catskills, to the five Burroughs of New York City.
  • Members will receive AmeriCorps orientation that includes training on prohibited and unallowable activities, an orientation that covers risk management, reporting requirements, and a benefits overview, and Wilderness First Aid and CPR training.
  • SCA offers all Hudson Valley Corps members Wilderness First Aid & CPR certification, Hudson River Citizen Science curricula, Trail Skills, Project WET, Project WILD and Project Learning Tree curricula, and Job Readiness. Optional trainings include Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics, American Canoe Association Quick Start Your Canoe, Environmental Leadership Institute, Intro to GIS, and other opportunities which may arise.
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Main Area of Focus
Education and Interpretation
Education, Training & Skills Expected

None listed.