Volunteer with Americorps and Earn Free Money for College Expenses

Gila Watershed Partnership is looking for interested individuals for two Americorps positions in Graham and Greenlee Counties

Are you looking for money to help pay for your education? Trying to pay off student loans? Do you love working outdoors, helping with restoration projects, growing plants, or working with youth?

Gila Watershed Partnership is looking for interested individuals for the following Americorps positions: UACE Graham County Outreach & Education Assistant (click here for more details) and UACE Graham County Watershed Program Assistant (click here for more details).

Summary of Positions:

  • Term of service is September 9, 2019 to July 26, 2020.
  • About 20 hours/week (total of 900 hours)
  • $6,600 stipend ($286.96 per pay period)
  • $2,960 Segal Education award upon completion of program

Upon completion of service, Education Award can be used in one, or a combination of ways:

  • Pay for current college, graduate school, or vocational training expenses.
  • Repay qualified student loans.
  • If you are 55 or older, you may transfer your award to a child, grandchild or foster child.

Click here to apply for open positions.

For more information or to apply, contact Bill Brandau: Graham County Extension, (928) 965-5198, wbrandau@email.arizona.edu OR Kara Barron: Gila Watershed Partnership, (602) 692-6820, kara@gwpaz.org

Gila Watershed Partnership was founded in 1992 by community members who were concerned about having a say in our watershed issues. Their mission is to engage the community in improving the water quality and ecosystem condition of the Upper Gila Watershed through education and economic opportunity. GWP is shaping a new vision for the watershed – one that includes improvements to the environment, economy, and quality of life for all members of the community. Click here to learn more about GWP.

Americorps is a national program that is administered by the state of Arizona. Our Americorps members serve in the community under the supervision of Bill Brandau at the UA Cooperative Extension office and his community partners, including Gila Watershed Partnership. Anyone aged 17 and older who is a US citizen and can pass a background check can be an Americorps member. Click here to learn more about Americorps.