Hudson Valley Corps

Hudson Valley AmeriCorps Program

  • Program Dates:
    Jan – Nov (10 month) 
    June - Oct (5 month)
  • Number of members:
  • Application Review Begins:
    Sept (10 month) 
    March (5 month)

Created in 1999, the Hudson Valley AmeriCorps Program is dedicated to recognizing, preserving, and interpreting the nationally significant historical, cultural, and natural resources of New York’s Hudson Valley. The Hudson Valley region is home to more than 2.5 million residents, in addition to the 8 million residents of New York City.

The SCA Hudson Valley AmeriCorps program provides ten-month as well as five-month internships across the Hudson Valley region, spanning multiple conservation disciplines. Members serve at sites from Saratoga Springs to New York City, working one-on-one alongside conservation professionals at state agencies and nonprofit organizations. Position areas include:

  • Environmental Education
  • Interpretation
  • Trail Stewardship
  • Watershed Management
  • Biodiversity Monitoring
  • Invasive Species Management
  • Public Outreach

Ten-month positions begin in mid-January and end mid-November. Five-month positions begin in early June and go through October.

All members of the Hudson Valley Corps receive or have the option to receive the following trainings or certifications during their terms of service:

  • CPR Certification
  • Wilderness First Aid Certification
  • Leave No Trace (LNT) Outdoor Ethics
  • Project WET, Project WILD, and Project Learning Tree curricula
  • Hudson River Citizen Science Training
  • Trail Skills

Members of the Hudson Valley Corps engage citizens from more than 40 communities around the Hudson Valley region each year through trainings, presentations, service projects, and environmental education programming. Members also gain valuable professional connections with a network of government agencies and nonprofit organizations throughout the region.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and must pass a background check. Other requirements vary by position.

Members receive biweekly living stipends.  In addition, members are eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award after successful completion of service.  Housing varies by position, members will be provided housing or receive a monthly housing stipend to find housing near their individual work sites. Members come together for group trainings and corps-wide service projects on a monthly basis.

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