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Ely District Office
Release Date: 04/18/13
Contacts: Chris Hanefeld , 775-289-1842 ,
News Release No. ELY 2013-17

AmeriCorps Seeks Volunteers to Work in Eastern Nevada

The Nevada Conservation Corps, a program of AmeriCorps, is accepting applications for seasonal volunteers to work outdoors in eastern Nevada.  Successful applicants will receive a $3,500 living allowance for the summer, paid semimonthly; and upon completion of service a $1,468 education award that can be used to pay student loans or tuition to a Title IV accredited college.

Team members will be stationed in Ely or at Great Basin National Park, outside Baker, Nev., and will construct and maintain trails, and conduct fuels reduction and habitat improvement projects in collaboration with the Bureau of Land Management Ely District, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Ely Ranger District; Great Basin National Park and state agencies.

Length of appointment is from May 20 through Aug. 15 and includes a one-week orientation period.  Applications must be submitted online at, available through the following link:

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen 17 years of age and possess a high school diploma or GED.  Selected individuals must also successfully complete a check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and a federal criminal background check to be eligible for service in AmeriCorps.

For more information, contact Kevin Dose at or Genevieve Parker at

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Last updated: 04-20-2015