Stipend Rate: An AmeriCorps
position with Wyoming Conservation Corps is a volunteer position; an
opportunity for participants to receive training, learn from their peers, and
serve their community by restoring habitat and improving accessibility to
natural areas. Monthly living stipends are intended to cover basic living costs
(rent, utilities, food) while participating in the program.
- Crew Members - $5,000 total
- Crew Leaders - $10,400 total
Members will receive a portion of the total living stipend every month
of service. This portion will reflect
that month’s part of the total number of hours of service.
Education Award: Corps members are enrolled in AmeriCorps,
receiving the following benefits:
- Crew Members: $1,468
AmeriCorps Education Award
- Crew Leaders: $2,775
AmeriCorps Education Award
- AmeriCorps Education
Awards are rewarded upon successful term completion and can be applied to
existing qualified student loans or for future tuition.
- Visit http://www.americorps.gov/for_individuals/benefits/benefits_ed_award.asp
for more information on alternative education award uses, institutions
that match the award, and tax implications.
- Corps members MUST be eligible
to enroll in AmeriCorps (as a citizen, national or
lawful permanent resident alien of the United States) -
The Serve America Act enables members to enroll in up to four service terms
with a State and National AmeriCorps program and earn the value of two full
time education awards.
- Corps members must
complete their term of service in order to receive these benefits; failure
to complete the term will result in immediate loan re-payment status and
interest due. The Corps does NOT provide pro-rated awards to corps members
who do NOT finish their term.
Health Insurance: Basic sickness and accident insurance is offered to all AmeriCorps
members. Unless insured by another provider, WCC Corps members are required to
enroll in the health insurance plan.
- Monthly premium is paid
by the Corps; no monthly paycheck deduction.
- $100 annual deductible;
the member must pay the first $100 of medical expense before insurance
- After the deductible is
met, insurance pays 80% and member pays 20% of medical expense
(prescription medication, preventative care, and hospitalization)
- Corps members have worker’s compensation insurance through the
University of Wyoming’s Worker’s Comp agreement.
hard hat and safety glasses are provided and must be worn at all times on the
must be worn at all times on the project site, but are not provided.
- WCC requires members to wear
sturdy, all leather boots, with or without steel toes that adequately support
ankles and protect the feet from the impact of tools, rocks, logs or other
- WCC will provide members with a sweatshirt,
two t-shirts and either a long sleeve t-shirt or a button down shirt. We ask
that members wear a WCC uniform shirt during site visits, education days, and
while serving on WCC projects.
- WCC requires members to wear pants
while engaged in all service activities.