Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership

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Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership
 
The Sierra Nevada Alliance is proud to implement the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP). Each year, the Alliance
 places 28 AmeriCorps members with partner conservation organizations throughout the Sierra Nevada. Beginning in October, SNAP members serve for 11 months. During their terms of service, members restore and monitor impaired Sierra watersheds, educate and outreach 
to Sierra residents and visitors on environmental issues, and recruit and manage volunteers for a variety of programs. SNAP members gain skills and technical training, are mentored by outstanding environmental leaders, and make a real difference in the communities of the Sierra Nevada. A living allowance, loan forbearance, and health care benefits are provided during the term of service, as well as an end-of-service education award.
 
Since 2007, the SNAP Program has restored more than 13,000 watershed acres, monitored more than 2,000 sites, educated more than 165,000 individuals,recruited more than 33,000 volunteers, and contributed more than 475,000 hours of service! SNAP members are on the frontline of protecting and restoring the Sierra Nevada, and they truly embody the mission of the Sierra Nevada Alliance by “Serving the Sierra.” SNAP member applications are due each year in August. SNAP host site applications are due each year in May.

 

Program administered by CaliforniaVolunteers and
sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

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