Sunday, March 31, 2013

WANTED: Chesapeake Conservation Corps Volunteer

The City of Mount Rainier is soliciting a Chesapeake Conservation Corps Volunteer to serve as the Sustainability Coordinator for the City. The Chesapeake Conservation Corps, now in its third year, is a program that provides career and leadership training for young people interested in environmental careers and Chesapeake Bay protection. This initiative matches young people, ages 18-25, with organizations throughout the state for a paid year of service to begin August 27, 2013. The deadline to apply is April 19, 2013.

The Chesapeake Conservation Corps volunteer would help initiate new projects and support existing projects in the City of Mount Rainier and work collaboratively with City staff, Council members and citizen groups such as the Green Team. Key activities could include implementing the City's Green Infrastructure Plan; developing innovative projects to further Mount Rainier's sustainable Maryland certification; launch communication and educational initiatives for residents on green practices; write grants to support green projects; develop shovel ready projects for the County's Stormwater Utility Program and much more. The Corps volunteer will get hands-on experience working with a municipality, will network and be exposed to various levels of government and have access to trainings and workshops on a broad range of conservation topics. If interested in applying to be a Chesapeake Conservation Corps Volunteer visit:  For any questions about becoming a volunteer or about the Chesapeake Conservation Corps, contact Tara Baker, 410-974-2941, ext. 102. 

To view the City's application visit:

Applicants are encouraged to contact Mount Rainier with their resume during the application period.

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