For this slide, introduce yourself and your role with CHEARS. Why are you coming to speak to these students today?
Why do you feel passionate about community service to the environment? When did you start thinking about your career choices in the environmental field how did your service-learning experiences inspire you to choose your job?
What is Americorps? How did it get started? What do they do? What area of focus are you a part of?
What does your career entail on a daily basis? Describe a typical day.
What kind of education/training is needed for your career?
What are your favorite and most challenging aspects of your career?
How can high school students gain training and experience in your career field RIGHT NOW? How can CHEARS meet Maryland’s service learning requirements?
Provide your contact info. Questions?
Eleanor Roosevelt High School Career Day presenation
conservation with Americorps
Volunteer Maryland Coordinator
Chesapeake Education Arts & Research Society
Corporation for National & Community Service
• America has a long history of community service to others
• Americorps founded in 1993 during Bill Clinton’s inaugural
• AmeriCorps engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at
nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across
Core Issue Areas:
Community-based Conservation in Greenbelt:
A typical week as a Volunteer Program
• Partnership development
• Publicity materials
• Gathering supplies
• Project development
• Training volunteers
• Planning volunteer
• Looking at plants and wildlife
• Gathering data with a GPS
• Planting trees and flowers
Schooling & Skills: What does it take to do volunteer program
development in the environmental conservation world?
Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)
Professionalism – good people and
Technical skills (gardening, knowing how to
I.D. plants and wildlife, use a GPS, etc.)
Working with people and the environment:
Painstakingly challenging but phenomenally fun!
Green it up in Greenbelt!
You can get green jobs training now with CHEARS at these
upcoming volunteer workdays!
Greenbelt Green Man Festival
Mother’s Day Weekend
Roosevelt Center on Centerway in Historic
Three Sisters Demonstration Gardens
Schrom Hills Garden Exploration & Workday
Saturday, May 17th, 2014 from 9am-11:30am
Summer Solstice Bioblitz at Schrom Hills Park
Saturday, June 21st, 2014 from 10am-2pm
More info at our
Keep it green right here in Greenbelt! ‘Like’ us on Facebook!