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New York Restoration Project is Recruiting for AmeriCorp Positions

New York Restoration Project is Recruiting for AmeriCorp Service Positions!

Job Title:  AmeriCorps Parks and Gardens Crew/Environmental Stewards

Industry: Not-for-Profit – Environmental 

Department: Operations 

Living Stipend: $1,500 per month (before taxes) + additional benefits 

Joining New York Restoration Project’s AmeriCorps team is a way to put your idealism into action. Becoming an AmeriCorps member will enable you to do great things for your community. While gaining the personal satisfaction of taking on a challenge and seeing results, you will also grow as an individual and work with a diverse group of people in an array of related fields. 

NYRP is seeking to fill AmeriCorps community service positions to start in April 2013 for a 6-month term of service. 

Mission:  NYRP carries out founder Bette Midler’s dream of a cleaner, more beautiful New York City. NYRP restores, develops, and revitalizes under-served parks, community gardens, and open space in all five boroughs. They invest in the communities they serve by providing ongoing maintenance and enriching educational and public programming; because NYRP believes that every individual has the right to a beautiful neighborhood and the responsibility for contributing to its care. NYRP is the lead non-profit partner for MillionTreesNYC, an exciting initiative to plant and care for one million new trees in NYC over the next decade. 

Job Description:  Work can include daily litter patrol; basic horticultural tasks of watering, weeding and planting; leading groups of volunteers in project work; hosting a small gardening workshop or a large community festival; building compost bins; tree planting; and any other tasks that best serve the neighborhoods NYRP works in. 

NYRP looks for enthusiasm and a willingness to learn, training will be provided to all AmeriCorps members. 

All AmeriCorps members must be available to work a full-time schedule—that is 5 days a week, 8 hours a day, during tree planting season occasional Saturday work is required. This is outdoor, physical work and requires stamina, physical strength and a tolerance for working in all weather conditions. Some work assignments require weekend hours. 


  • Earn a living stipend of $1,500 per month 
  • Put current student loans into forbearance during your term of service 
  • Earn an education award of $2,775 to help pay for college, graduate school, vocational school or to repay student loans 
  • Individual Health Insurance 

Application:  Interested individuals are encouraged to forward their resume, cover letter, and references by email to HR@nyrp.org or standard mail to the attention of the AmeriCorps Program Director at 254 W. 31st Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10001. 

AmeriCorps Eligibility:  Candidates must be US citizens or lawful US residents; must be at least 17 years of age. To earn the education award individuals must have a high-school diploma or equivalent.

For more information on the AmeriCorps program go to: www.americorps.gov  

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