Terracorps (formerly MassLIFT-Americorps) is an AmeriCorps program that conducts service throughout Massachusetts focusing on land conservation, urban farming and gardening, and environmental education and stewardship. There are 36 placements in various locations across the state. Each opening is for one of four positions: Land Stewardship Coordinator, Community Engagement Coordinator, Regional Conservation Coordinator, and Youth Education Coordinator. As full-time members of Americorps, all coordinators will receive a living allowance and all other Americorps benefits. Each position runs from August 2017-July 2018.
Tasks vary depending on position and placement, but generally speaking all coordinators will conduct “capacity building projects; educate or train individuals; recruit, train, manage, and support community volunteers engaged in land-based activities; and identify new individuals and groups to participate in education, recreation, or service opportunities centered around land access and conservation.”
Hosting organizations include: Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust, Backyard Growers, Buzzards Bay Coalition and Wareham Land Trust, Groundwork Lawrence, Groundwork Somerville, Groundwork Southcoast, Grow Food Northampton, Growing Places, Healthy Chelsea, Greenroots, Hilltown Land Trust, Kestrel Land Trust, Mill City Grows, North County Land Trust, Sudbury Valley Trustees, and Wildlands Trust.
Applications for the 2017-2018 program are being accepted now. Positions are to be filled by the start of June. Find more details and application information here.