AmeriCorps and the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth offer this chance to take the path less traveled. Serve for one year and make an impact. Develop real-world skills, gain hands-on experience, change your life and your community.
LIVE & LEARN & SERVE WITH US
BECOME AN AMERICORPS MEMBER:
- Commit to 11 months of full-time service
- Earn a pre-tax living allowance of $15,100
- Earn $6,495 Education award to apply to student loans or future education
- Forbearance of eligible student loans during the year of service
- Health Insurance & childcare available
- National training & professional development
- Negotiable housing opportunity on SCN campus
AMERICORPS MEMBER POSITIONS
Land Stewardship Assistant
Location: Nazareth, KY. The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth are an international congregation of women religious who work for justice in solidarity with oppressed peoples, especially the economically poor and women, and care for Earth. Nazareth, home to the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth since 1822, is a sacred piece of land consisting of approximately 300 acres. Half of the campus consists of a landscaped area surrounding historic buildings. The rest of the campus is forested natural areas with aquatic habitat and four former agricultural fields that are being converted to a native prairie.
Immediate Supervisor/Title: Paul Haney, Grounds Supervisor; Carolyn Cromer, Director of Ecological Sustainability
AmeriCorps Site Coordinators: Ellen Sprigg, Associate Director of Lay Mission Volunteers and Sister Luke Boiarski, Director of Lay Mission Volunteers
Service Position Summary: The AmeriCorps member will assist the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in living out their mission to “care for the earth” by helping to restore and steward native ecosystems at Nazareth; offering educational sessions to the congregation, residents of Nazareth Villages, and the broader public about the benefits and importance of native plants; and occasionally serving as a member of the SCN Disaster Relief team in response to natural disasters.