Summer AmeriCorps Opportunity!

Campus Compact.

AmeriCorps Environmental Education Energizer


Maine Campus Compact (MCC) is a statewide coalition of colleges and universities whose purpose is to further the public purposes and civic mission of higher education. Through MCC’s Maine Energy AmeriCorps Program (MEAP) Initiative, Minimum-Time AmeriCorps Members will join a team of 26 AmeriCorps members to build partnerships with community organizations to affect behavioral and technical change leading to energy efficiency, particularly for economically disadvantaged Mainers. These members will help raise awareness about energy efficiency methods, recruit participants for Energy Education events, promote MEAP and Green Energy Assessments in communities, and connect participants with energy conservation resources.

—> Positions available in Bangor, Lewiston, Portland, York, and other Maine communities.

AmeriCorps Environmental Education Energizer Position Description

Through community partnerships focused on reducing energy and light weatherization services, MEAP AmeriCorps Environmental Education Energizers will help increase energy efficiency and cost savings for economically disadvantaged populations, community organizations and non-profit higher educational institutions during the Summer of 2021.

 Position responsibilities

  • Provide information and resources about increasing energy efficiency in homes and in the community
  • Help design and direct a public awareness campaign around energy efficiency
  • Help plan and implement MEAP environmental and energy efficiency events
  • Recruit volunteers and participants for MEAP events
  • Help conduct basic home energy assessments
  • Assist with a series of environmental education projects in the community
  • Participate in general skill and career development

Required qualifications

  • Applicants must be at least 17 years old and a US citizen
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Well-developed organizational abilities
  • Knowledge/experience with community engagement and volunteerism
  • Motivated, self-directed, and action oriented

Preferred qualifications

  • Prior experience/knowledge of community partners in the area
  • Experience with environmental stewardship or energy efficiency initiatives
  • Strong interpersonal skills, self-motivation, and comfortable speaking in public
  • Volunteer management and event planning experience

Service Term & Benefits

Hours: 35-40 hours per week for 8 weeks, 300 Hours total

Education Award: $1,342.86

 Other benefits include: Professional development including skill building and Green Jobs trainings, personalized career counseling, support in developing a personal Career Action Plan, and an enhanced green/environmental professional network.


To Apply:

o            Send a resume and letter of interest to

  • Start date for this position is any time after April 15, 2021


*All selected candidates must complete a federal and state background check.

*All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

*AmeriCorps, a federal agency, brings people together to tackle the country’s most pressing challenges through national service and volunteering. AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers serve with organizations dedicated to the improvement of communities. AmeriCorps helps make service to others a cornerstone of our national culture. Learn more at


A downloadable version of this announcement – Summer MEAP AmeriCorps MT Position Description 2021