NCAT Seeks Community Partners for Energy Corps AmeriCorps Program in Arkansas

Energy Corps pic for web postThe National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is currently accepting applications from Arkansas schools, non-profits, or government organizations to host an Energy Corps AmeriCorps member from September 2014 through June 2015.

The Energy Corps addresses unmet community energy needs by:
—promoting sustainable energy consumption and education
—fostering community sustainability
—helping to mitigate the effects of global climate change

The program provides organizations and agencies involved in sustainable energy projects with highly qualified individuals for a one-year term of AmeriCorps service. These members will be an advantage to both your organization and to the communities in which they will be serving. For a fuller picture of typical Energy Corps activities, visit energycorps.org

Energy Corps members cannot participate in policy advocacy, lobbying, or political campaigning. Energy Corps members cannot spend more than 10% of their time fundraising.

Who can apply?

Serving as an Energy Corps host site provides a unique opportunity to improve organizational and community capacity to address our nation’s energy needs. The Energy Corps also provides members with hands-on training and skills development to pursue a career in a green-collar workforce capable of meeting the needs of the future in an emerging green economy.

Energy Corps members must be placed in schools or non-profit or government organizations. The National Center for Appropriate Technology will select service sites using the following criteria.

1. Ability to meet the mandatory requirements for hosting a Energy Corps member, including:

—A site supervisor willing to provide ongoing guidance and support to the Energy Corps service member. Site  supervisor must also be willing to read and approve Energy Corps weekly reports and other AmeriCorps evaluation documentation, including two progress reports per year. The site supervisor is also required to attend at least one in-person training during the year.

—A designated office area for the Energy Corps member, including a designated computer with internet access, phone, and desk.

2. Ability to provide the cash match listed in the application.

Read the full application before you apply online at http://energycorps.org/pdf/AR_Host_Site_App_2014-15.pdf
For more information about the Energy Corps AmeriCorps program, contact Dan Dean at 479-575-1388 or dand@ncat.org.

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