If you know a student who is 17 or older and would like to gain work experience, earn money and make a lasting contribution to their community, the 2016 Rockland Conservation & Service Corps could be a perfect fit for this summer.

Conservation Corps Members are paid a $2,100 stipend to perform a variety of outdoor, environmental community service projects throughout Rockland.

According to the Office of the Rockland County Executive, fifty hours of training at Cornell Cooperative Extension are part of the 350-hour time commitment and members are trained in areas including environmental education, trail building, conservation, curriculum development, leadership, team building, safety as well as a variety of other pertinent topics.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate their enthusiasm for environmental issues, be committed to serving their community and be willing to participate in outdoor activities that include hot and rainy weather conditions and wet and/or wooded environments.

This is a full-time, 35-40 hours per week, opportunity, which is considered community service, not a job, over the summer. and members could potentially earn college credits.

Applications are accepted until positions are filled. The program begins June 1 with the most of the service taking place June through August. Candidates can request an application by calling 845- 708-7307 or 845-708-7308 or by e-mail rcamericorps@co.rockland.ny.us.

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