Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership
We will be accepting applications for the spring 2020 Half-Term SNAP program beginning on 1/20/20! Applications will be due by 2/20/20 (new deadline!). Please click on the “Join SNAP” button above for more information and the current term’s position descriptions.
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, Full Term SNAP Members serve for 11 months, and Half Term Members serve for 5 1/2 months, beginning in October or in April. 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 16,000 watershed acres, monitored more than 3,000 sites, educated more than 180,000 individuals, recruited more than 37,500 volunteers, and contributed more than 550,000 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 February (1/2 Term) and July (Full Term). SNAP host site applications are due each year in January (1/2 Term) and May (Full Term).