Squam Lakes Association

Interested applicants can find more information/apply online at
https://www.squamlakes.org/summer-lrcc. Applications are reviewed in the
order they are received. Application closes February 20, 2018 at 8:30 AM.

The Lakes Regions Conservation Corps (LRCC) is an AmeriCorps service
program that develops skills and experiences for conservation
professionals. LRCC members are the driving force behind many of the
conservation efforts of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region. The program is based
out of the Squam Lakes Association with host sites at the Squam Lakes
Conservation Society and the Lakes Region Conservation Trust. The program
provides hands-on conservation work experience and certifications over a
broad range of areas, which ensures that LRCC members are capable of
independently approaching a variety of tasks in the environmental
conservation field. Members remove invasive species, maintain trail
networks, lead volunteer crews, educate the public on local and regional
conservation initiatives, and spearhead reports on conservation efforts.
The trainings, certifications, and experiences also develop important
professional skills that are applicable to future careers within many
occupational and educational fields. The program ensures that LRCC members
are capable of independently approaching a variety of tasks, acting as a
leader, and thinking critically to solve any problem that may arise. For
more information about the LRCC program please visit

LRCC members must meet the following qualifications regardless of host
-Available from May 21, 2018 through October 17, 2018 (end date dependent
on completion of service hours)
-Must be 18 years of age by May 21, 2018
-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
-Able to work independently and with a group
-Must apply online
-Must pass all certification exams
-Must be covered by health insurance for the duration of the program
-Must meet the Corporation for National Community Service’s minimum
-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

LRCC members receive the following over the course of the program
regardless of host site:
-NH Safe Boating certification
-NH Commercial Boating license
-Wilderness First Aid & CPR Certification
-Student loan forbearance on qualifying loans.
-Living allowance  of $200 weekly, distributed biweekly
-AmeriCorps Education Award of $2,907 received upon successful completion
of program (minimum of 900 hours)

ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE at https://www.squamlakes.org/summer-
lrcc. Applications are reviewed in the order they are received.

Katri Gurney
AmeriCorps Program Manager
Squam Lakes Association
[email protected]