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AmeriCorps Environmental Education and Outdoor Recreation Instructor

This position is part of the Lyndon Economic opportunity AmeriCorps Program (LEAP). LEAP is a national service program that places AmeriCorps members with non-profit organizations throughout the Northeast Kingdom (NEK) of Vermont to support those organizations in building capacity and expanding their services that many communities rely on. LEAP members deliver direct service to local youth in the form of PreK-12 STEAM educational programming. LEAP supports members in their path to educational and career attainment through direct service, on-going trainings, and professional development opportunities offered during the service year.

The Education and Outdoor Recreation Instructor will assist the Education staff as they develop and implement programming on environmental education and outdoor recreation with local schools, and promote and facilitate summer camp programs and adult outreach programs that focus on environmental education and outdoor recreation. Activities include cross country skiing, snowshoeing, flat water canoe instruction, team building, ropes course, natural science and wildlife education, mountain biking, hiking, swimming, outdoor exploration, survival skills and crafts. The position may also include stewardship projects, including tree planting and habitat restoration. This position will also include some service in the education office to support the member’s educational programming activities. 

Marginal Functions  Potential to participate in optional COVID-19 relief efforts, including but not limited to: food distribution, mask-making, PPE distribution