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Conservation Crew on Squam Lake, NH - Camp, Hike, Dive and more!

The Squam Lakes Association (SLA) is a non-profit conservation organization that works to conserve the natural beauty, peaceful character, and resources of the Squam watershed. Through conservation, education, and low-impact recreation, the SLA promotes the protection, careful use, and shared enjoyment of the Squam Lakes Region. The Squam Lakes Association has 6 half-year positions (22.5 weeks) available beginning May 17, 2023 for the summer/fall Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC) program.
Duties Include:
  • Scuba diving to remove aquatic invasive species
  • Caretaking our low-impact campsites: checking in campers, educating the public, maintaining composting toilets, etc.
  • Maintaining the SLA’s 50+ miles of trail in the Squam Range
  • Leading volunteer crews in the field
  • Creating and running engaging environmental education programs, including trail and lake hosting to educate the public on regional conservation initiatives
  • Water quality monitoring
  • Removing terrestrial invasive species
  • And more!
Watch this video for a look at a day in the life of the Squam Lakes Association LRCC members! You can view the video here:
  • SSI Open Water Diver certification
  • SSI Weed Control Diver certification
  • Lake Host training
  • NH Commercial boating license
  • Wilderness First Aid & CPR certifications
  • Housing with kitchen facilities
  • Living allowance: $540.53, distributed biweekly (pre-tax)
  • AmeriCorps Education Award of $3,247.50 received upon successful completion of program (minimum of 900 hours)
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Must be 18 years of age by May 17, 2023
  • Must be covered by health insurance for duration of program
  • Must be a competent swimmer
  • Able to lift 50 pounds
  • Able to carry and use heavy tools while hiking
  • Able to hike at least 8 miles in a day
  • Available from May 17, 2023 through October 20, 2023
  • Must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 by start date (Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable law)
  • Must meet the Corporation for National Community Service's minimum requirements: Must clear all required National Service Criminal History Checks; Must be a US citizen, US national, or legal permanent resident of the US; Must be high school graduates, GED recipients, or must be working toward attaining a high school diploma or GED during their term of service
Our ideal candidate is someone who can clearly articulate how the program is going to help them in their career goals. Individuals who excel in this program display a curiosity and willingness to learn, remain flexible and open to new opportunities, can independently problem solve, are passionate about conservation, hard-workers, and work well both independently and as a team. The LRCC program is a way to gain meaningful experience in the conservation field, so we aren't necessarily looking for members that come with a wealth of experience in the field.
Applications are reviewed and selected for interviews in the order of submission, with offers made on a rolling basis. Interested candidates are highly encouraged to apply before the deadline.
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