SNAP Host Sites are organizations hosting SNAP Members for an 11-month term of service or a reduced term if slots are available. These organizations include environmental nonprofit organizations, state and public agencies, land trusts, and federal agencies. SNAP Members carry out meaningful service projects under the mentorship of the 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.
2023-24 Request for Applications to Host SNAP Members
The Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP) invites Sierra Nevada conservation organizations, agencies, and tribal governments in California and Nevada to apply to host an AmeriCorps member/s by becoming a SNAP Host Site for the upcoming program year.
SNAP Host Sites gain full-time AmeriCorps Members who complete a national service term of 11 months serving at and for your organization/agency from November 1st– September 30th. SNAP members serve while increasing host site capacities in the following categories:
- Watershed assessments, monitoring, and restoration
- Environmental education and outreach projects
- Volunteer recruitment and support
Hosting a SNAP AmeriCorps member is also a rewarding opportunity to mentor the future environmental workforce, strengthen partnerships within the Sierra conservation community and inject enthusiasm with esprit de corps into the workplace.
Applications can be submitted at any time. Please get in touch with SNAP staff if you need help. The deadline for Host Site Applications is now; please contact us ASAP if you are interested in hosting a SNAP member for the 23-24 service year.
Host Sites contribute a cash match to SNAP for each AmeriCorps service member. Member Groups: $23,500, Non-Member Group organizations: $24,000, Agencies: $25,500
Current Host Sites:
Former Host Sites:
- American River Conservancy (Coloma)
- Bear Yuba Land Trust (Nevada City)
- 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)
- Tuolumne County Resource Conservation District (Sonora)
- US Forest Service Feather River Ranger District (Oroville)
- WildPlaces (Springville)
- 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)