Notre Dame Mission Volunteers Environmental Educator & Program Development Specialist - Americorps Volunteer



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Lynn Marie

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Perrysville, OH
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A great opportunity to get involved in the world of outdoor education through Notre Dame Mission Volunteers - Americorps! In just under a year, you will serve thousands of students directly, gather data for NDVMA, and learn valuable skills and knowledge relating to education, team-building, the environment, recreation, and more. Make a difference for today’s students!


The Environmental Educator & Program Development Specialist role is a Notre Dame Mission Volunteers, Americorps position. This service program is an 11-month commitment from August 16, 2024 - June 30, 2025.

This volunteer role includes the following benefits:

  • $18,700 living stipend 
  • $6,895 education award
  • Health insurance (no vision/dental)
  • Forbearance of eligible student loans
  • Professional development training

The primary responsibilities of this position are direct instruction of youth as an outdoor educator and collecting data for NDMVA. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Approaching learning and engagement through a multidisciplinary teaching approach
  • Guiding hikes in the state forest
  • Engaging students in environmental and STEAM-centered curriculum 
  • Facilitating challenge courses, canoeing, climbing walls, and other adventure programming
  • Promoting social and emotional learning with our team building initiatives
  • Making the program accessible for all students, regardless of ability level and background
  • Attending Notre Dame Mission Volunteers Americorps meetings
  • Collecting data from students through surveys

Candidates will be:

  • At least 18 years of age with a high school diploma/GED
  • Consent to a criminal history check
  • US Citizen or lawful permanent resident
  • Driven and motivated to serve
  • Flexible and able to thrive in a team setting
  • Kind, honest, and positive role models for the students and districts Nuhop serves
  • Equipped to instruct with compassion 
  • Ready to challenge themselves to learn and grow
  • Inspired by Nuhop’s mission and focus leading to professional outcomes
  • Comfortable working outdoors in all types of weather
  • Willing to take initiative to assist with cleaning and other duties

How to Apply:

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About Nuhop

Nuhop is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1974. A regional leader in experiential learning, Nuhop is diversified in its program offerings. Nuhop’s major areas of focus are:

  • Outdoor education programs developed for middle level students.
  • Residential summer camp programs for children that are identified as neurodiverse, i.e., autistic children and children with learning disabilities, ADHD, ODD, and more.
  • Team building programs for high school, middle school, and college aged students and groups.
  • Experiential learning and team development programs for non-profit organizations, corporations, teachers, and government agencies.
  • Challenge Course Programs


Compensation Information

  • $18,700 living stipend 
  • $6,895 education award
  • Health insurance (no vision/dental)
  • Forbearance of eligible student loans
  • Professional development training