Contact informationFarm Address:
1461 Old Keene Road
Athol , Massachusetts , 37356
Primary Contact: Hanna Mogensen
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: TerraCorps is leadership development and capacity-building organization that works at the intersection of the land trust and urban agriculture movements to create a future where land is the foundation of health and well-being for ALL people in EVERY community. Our mission is to prepare and mobilize emerging leaders to help communities gain access to and conserve land for people and nature.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: 8/27/2018
Internship Ends: 7/26/2019
Number of Internship Available: 6
Application Deadline: 8/20/2018
Minimum Length of Stay: 11 months
“This year we are looking for 36 new members to become part of the TerraCorps team! As a member you will join 35 other TerraCorps members to serve with nonprofit partner organizations across Massachusetts. Members serve in one of four positions:Community Engagement Coordinator, Youth Education Coordinator, Regional Collaboration Coordinator, and Land Stewardship Coordinator.
Members serve in full-time (38 hour/week) positions from August 27th, 2018- July 26th, 2019. These 1,700 hour AmeriCorps positions receive a living allowance, education award, and additional AmeriCorps benefits.
Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Interviews begin early-May, and we aim to fill all positions by mid-July.
AmeriCorps programs provide equal service opportunities. TerraCorps will recruit and select persons in all positions to ensure a diverse and inclusive climate without regard to any particular status. We encourage applications from individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations for interviews and service upon request. TerraCorps is a grant program of the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Job Requirements/Qualifications: As a program of AmeriCorps, TerraCorps applicants must also meet the following AmeriCorps requirements:
A Us citizen, US national, Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the US and/or tribal member;
At least 18 years old; A minimum of a high school diploma or GED; No more than three previous terms as an AmeriCorps member; Pass a criminal history background check, including an FBI check
Educational Opportunities: "Through this AmeriCorps position, members will have the opportunity to gain skills, develop professional networks, and identify experiences that will advance their career goals. Some examples are: a five-day residential orientation, three two-day training retreats, two state-wide conferences, and service site specific training opportunities. "
Skills Desired: All skill levels welcome to apply!
Meals: Member will be responsible for providing their own meals and can access SNAP and HIP benefits during their term of service.
Stipend: "Members receieve a living stipend of $14,000 over the course of the 11 months ($583 biweekly), an education award of $5,920 upon successful completion of the program year, and additional AmeriCorps benefits. "
Housing: Members will be responsible for providing their own housing although support is given to aid in this process.
Preferred method of Contact: email