The Florida Conservation Corps (FLCC) AmeriCorps Program is administered by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Members serve 1700 hours in Florida State Parks. FLCC members will serve under one of three Project areas, Project A.N.T. (AmeriCorps Nonnative plant Terminators), Project T.R.E.C. (Trail Restoration and Enhancement Corps), or Project R.O.A.R (Regional Outreach and Awareness Recruiters). Members are required to work 35 – 40 hours per week and must have a positive attitude.

Project R.O.A.R. members are placed regionally throughout Florida and work directly with DEP staff to identify parks in need of volunteer recruitment and outreach. Members may create outreach material, while learning to navigate and manage DEP volunteer tracking systems. In addition, these members work with FLCC’s two other project areas to assist members with volunteer and outreach goals.


  • Must be able to complete an FBI/FDLE background check (free of charge) before the start date
  • Must be able to attend orientation in March
  • Must commit to full 1,700 hours of service over 11 months
  • Must be at least 17 years of age
  • Must have obtained at least a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to tolerate extreme and adverse conditions of Florida
  • Understand that this is not employment, but national service through an AmeriCorps program
  • Positive attitude

Training Available

  • Interpretation
  • Leadership
  • Disaster Response
  • CPR/First Aid
  • Effective Communication
  • Resume/Cover letter workshop
  • Other training dependent on location and availability

Monetary Benefits

  • Loan deferment
  • $6,195.00 Education award after the completion of service
  • Monthly Living Stipend: $1,500.00
  • Free insurance (deductibles still required)
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program
  • Childcare assistance if applicable
  • Free access to all 175 state parks

What you can expect from your service

  • Professional development
  • Introduction to federal and state policy and guidelines
  • Experience entering data and retrieving reports for progress tracking
  • Organize and/or participate in strike teams and service projects
  • Network and build relationships with natural resource professionals
  • Community Outreach
  • Flyer and graphic design and development
  • Opportunity to recruit volunteers and lead volunteer projects
  • Table at community events
  • Interact and educate park visitors
  • Participate in disaster response recovery efforts