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Our Mission

Montana State Parks AmeriCorps promotes healthy, active, and environmentally aware communities by enhancing park land, enriching educational opportunities, increasing volunteerism, and improving community outreach in state parks.

Our Work

AmeriCorps workers improve themselves—and their job prospects—while helping make Montana’s state parks better places to visit.

Our members serve at state parks and regional offices across the state of Montana. As a Montana State Parks AmeriCorps member, you will likely spend time:

  • Bringing lessons to life for children as you help strengthen Montana State Parks as an outdoor classroom
  • Honing your interpretive skills as you develop a trail guide, interpretive sign or give a campfire presentation
  • Instilling a sense of stewardship in local community members as you organize volunteer events and promote volunteer opportunities
  • Undergoing the experience of a lifetime as you share your skills and abilities with Montana State Parks, the local community and the nation through AmeriCorps

For more information, check out this great article from Montana Outdoors magazine

What is AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps engages more than 50,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet community needs in education, the environment, public safety, homeland security, and other areas.

AmeriCorps allows you to put your ideals into action while learning new skills, making new connections, and earning money for education.

AmeriCorps is funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service, an independent federal agency and administered in Montana, through the Governor's Office of Community Service.

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Member Benefits

Each AmeriCorps member earns an Education Award, which can be used to attend college or pay student loans. Members who are 55 years or older can transfer the Education Award to a child, grandchild, or foster child. All Montana State Parks AmeriCorps members will receive a modest living allowance to help cover incidental costs, such as commuting. Full-time AmeriCorps members are eligible for loan deferment, health care benefits, and child care assistance.

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Meet the Coordinator

Darby Bramble

With a background in outdoor education and interpretation, Darby Bramble has worked as a Trails Specialist for the US Forest Service, an Interpretive Park Ranger for the National Park Service and Lead Teacher for the Pacific Science Center's “Science-on-Wheels” Program.

In Lolo, Montana she worked as Program Coordinator for Travelers' Rest Preservation and Heritage Association where she built a flourishing education program, oversaw the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commemoration in Montana and collaborated with local tribes in cultural programming and the “Winter Storytelling Series”.

More recently, Darby worked as a health educator for the Lewis and Clark County Health Department, contracted with FWP to design the “Kids Under the Big Sky” Junior Ranger Activity Guide, served as the Board Chair for Youth Connections Prevention Coalition, and she served as the first Executive Director of Helena Community Gardens.

The granddaughter of one of the original “points of light” award recipients and former AmeriCorps member, Darby has forged a deep connection to community, the outdoors, and public service. When she’s not working as the Montana State Parks AmeriCorps Program Specialist, she can be found in her garden growing food to share with the community, exploring the trails of Montana, or cheering for her three children on soccer fields across the state.

Phone:  406-444-7317
Mailing Address
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
Attn:  Parks & Outdoor Recreation Division
PO Box 200701
Helena, MT  59620-0701
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