Become a SNAP Member

We are seeking enthusiastic, conservation-minded people to commit to a year of service to protect Sierra Nevada natural resources and sustainable communities. During the year, SNAP members will gain skills and technical training, mentor with outstanding environmental leaders, and help to conserve some of our most treasured landscapes.

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Required Qualifications

While each SNAP Position has unique requirements related to the position’s function, the SNAP Program has some general requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the U.S.
  • High School Diploma or GED (higher education degrees are highly recommended OR six months of relevant experience in restoration, monitoring, environmental education, or field work. May consider related experience).
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years or older.
  • Must not have a criminal history that results in the applicant’s inability to serve as an AmeriCorps member.
  • Must not have been released for cause from a previous AmeriCorps term of service.
  • Must have not served more than 3 previous AmeriCorps terms of service.

Compensation and Benefits

SNAP AmeriCorps members are passionate and committed to the mission of the Sierra Nevada Alliance, SNAP and AmeriCorps. Member’s full-time commitment to serve at a nonprofit organization or public agency in the Sierra Nevada. Below is a breakdown of compensation and benefits based on the service term.

All members qualify for:
  • $2,318.18 stipend per month
  • Standard health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Student loan forbearance during the service term
  • CA subsidized Childcare stipends are available
  • Professional Environmental experience and networking- $500 Individual Training Budget ($250 Half Term)
  • AmeriCorps members who successfully complete a service term will earn an education award; respective amounts are listed below
Estimated Start Date Total Hours Hours of Training Education Award
Full Time 11/1 1700 340 $10,000.00
3/4 Time 2/1 1200 240 $4,826.50
Half Time 4/1 900 170 $3,447.50
Reduced-Half 5/16 675 135 $2,626.27

What SNAP Members Do

Outreach & Education

Watershed education with local school groups and community members through field trips, citizen science, tabling, and special events.


Water quality monitoring, restoration project monitoring, habitat assessments, and ecological surveys.


Meadow and stream assessment, habitat restoration and mitigation projects, management of invasive species, native plants, and trail building.

Volunteer Coordination

Building and maintaining a community of volunteers for watershed steward programs, special events, river clean-ups, and restoration days.

Current Host Sites

Host sites vary on placement, host sites are located throughout the Sierra Nevada range in both California and Nevada.

SNAP Employee Panel:

Hear from four of our Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP) members who will be talking about their unique job positions (Education Coordinator, Field Technician, Restoration Coordinator, & Outreach Specialist) during an hour-long employee panel, with a Q&A to follow.

Watch it here

SNAP/Sierra Corps 2020 Poster Presentation:

Hear from 2019/20 SNAP Members and Sierra Corps Fellows as they present their final posters during this year’s Sierra Nevada Alliance Conference.

Watch it here.

All submissions are confidential. The Sierra Nevada Alliance and AmeriCorps are equal opportunity employers. We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our SNAP Positions. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.



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