The SNAP program is currently recruiting half-term host sites to host members from April 15th – September 30th of this year. These members will provide 900 hours of full-term service for nonprofit organizations and public agencies throughout the Sierra, helping organizations to implement restoration projects, educate local students and community members, and recruit and manage volunteers.

We currently have 14 Partner Organizations throughout the Sierra Nevada, hosting 19 Full-Term SNAP Members for the 2021-22 SNAP Program, and welcome you to join them!

Costs for sites to host half-term members are:

      • $8,000 for Alliance member organizations
      • $8,500 for non-member organizations
      • $9,500 for public agencies

Click “Apply to Host a Member” for application materials and more information.

SNAP Host Sites are organizations hosting SNAP Members for 11 or 5.5 months of service. These organizations include environmental nonprofit organizations, state and public agencies, land trusts, and federal agencies. SNAP Members carry out meaningful service projects under the guidance of staff at each site. Host sites are expected to provide a site supervisor/mentor to guide and train SNAP Members and to provide the resources and support necessary for impactful service experiences.

Host Sites are located throughout the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The 400-mile long Sierra Nevada range is the geographic backbone of California, encompassing over 33,000 square miles, 22 counties, and 24 major watersheds. Sierra watersheds provide over 60% of California’s developed water supply, and endless recreation opportunities. In addition, the Sierra is home to 50% of all plant species in California, and 400 species of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians.

Return on Your Investment in a SNAP Member

A breakdown of the comparative financial value of hosting a full-term SNAP Member:

Full-time Member Stipend, 1700 hours over 11 months $16,500
On-going project support and extended network for collaboration, member development, administration and fundraising from SNAP staff $9,037
Segal AmeriCorps Education Award $6,345
Member Health, Dental and Vision Insurance $4,289
Background Checks, FICA and Workers Compensation Insurance $1,613
3 in-person, full-cohort training opportunities (all Member expenses paid) $1,485
Estimated Value to your Organization: 39,269

SNAP Host Sites

Current Host Sites:

  • Alpine Watershed Group (Markleeville)
  • American Forests (Fresno)
  • American Rivers (Nevada City)
  • Bear Yuba Land Trust (Grass Valley)
  • Bishop Paiute Tribe (Bishop)
  • Butte County RCD (Oroville)
  • Eastern Sierra Land Trust (Bishop)
  • El Dorado County and Georgetown Divide RCDs (Placerville)
  • Great Basin Institute (South Lake Tahoe)
  • Inyo County Water Department (Independence)
  • Sequoia Riverlands Trust (Visalia)
  • Sierra Club, Mother Lode Chapter
  • Sierra Nevada Alliance (South Lake Tahoe)
  • Sierra Streams Institute (Nevada City)
  • South Tahoe Public Utility District (South Lake Tahoe)
  • South Yuba River Citizen’s League (Nevada City)
  • Tahoe RCD (South Lake Tahoe)
  • Tahoe Rim Trail Association (South Lake Tahoe)
  • Trout Unlimited (Truckee)
  • Tuolumne River Trust (Sonora)
  • UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (Incline Village, NV)

Former Host Sites:

  • American River Conservancy (Coloma)
  • California State Parks, Northern Buttes District (Oroville)
  • California Tahoe Conservancy (South Lake Tahoe)
  • California Trout – Eastern Sierra (Mammoth Lakes)
  • Center for Sierra Nevada Conservation (Placerville)
  • Feather River Land Trust (Quincy)
  • Friends of the Inyo (Bishop)
  • Inyo & Mono Counties Agricultural Commission (Bishop)
  • Nevada County Land Trust (Grass Valley)
  • Placer Land Trust (Auburn)
  • River Wranglers (Dayton, NV)
  • San Joaquin Valley Leadership Forum (Auberry)
  • Sequoia ForestKeeper (Kernville)
  • Shasta Land Trust (Redding)
  • Sierra Foothill Conservancy/Upper Merced River Watershed Council (Mariposa)
  • Sierra Fund (Nevada City)
  • Sierra Institute for Community & Environment (Taylorsville)
  • Sierra Nevada Conservancy (Bishop)
  • Sierra Water Workgroup (South Lake Tahoe)
  • Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships (Truckee)
  • Sierra State Parks Foundation (Tahoe City)
  • Tahoe Baikal Institute (South Lake Tahoe)
  • Tahoe Regional Planning Authority (South Lake Tahoe)
  • The League to Save Lake Tahoe (South Lake Tahoe)
  • Tuolumne County Resource Conservation District (Sonora)
  • US Forest Service Feather River Ranger District (Oroville)
  • WildPlaces (Springville)

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