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Forest Restoration

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ORGANIZATION: Diakon Community Services | AmeriCorps Seniors

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Responsibilities: Organize and maintain the native plant propagation area at Rider Park. Duties will change based on the season.

  • April-May duties could include planting, mulching, fencing new seedlings, replacing old tree shelters and stakes.
  • Jun-August will focus more on invasive plant management, identification, constructing propagation beds or boxes, and perhaps mapping invasive plant stands or areas to restore.
  • September-October will focus on collecting seeds, placing seeds in the propagation beds or boxes, and healing the propagation area in with a thick layer of mulch for the winter.

Requirements: Wear hiking boots that have ankle support, wear work gloves, bring extra layers to keep warm while outside, and provide a water bottle.

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About Diakon Community Services | AmeriCorps Seniors

Location:

435 W 4th st, Williamsport, PA 17701, US

Mission Statement

AmeriCorps Seniors Mission: To improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.

Description

The AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP program pairs thousands of Americans aged 55 and older with organizations making change in communities across the country.

AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers who serve in our RSVP program choose how, where, and when they want to serve, with commitments ranging from a few hours to 40 hours per week. You can find an opportunity with any of the thousands of organizations we work with that see service as a solution to local, regional, and national challenges. AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers themselves report better health and longevity having served their community.

CAUSE AREAS

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Seniors
Environment, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1769 Caleb's Creek RoadCogan Station, PA 17728

(41.34372,-77.10709)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Science
  • Outdoor Recreation

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Amount of time is up to the volunteer. It would be best to plan to work between 8am and 1pm. Other times can be arranged to suit the Volunteer’s and Rider Park Manager’s schedule.
  • Special Qualifications needed for this assignment/activity: Ability to lift and bend Desired Qualifications: Ability to work with minimal supervision and genuine interest in native plants.

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