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Montana State Parks Americorps

Gain job skills, earn money for education, and give back to local communities.

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.

Visit americorps.gov for more information.
Click here for other AmeriCorps programs in Montana. 

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.

Meet the Coordinator

Seth Shteir

Seth Shteir brings a wealth of experience to the AmeriCorps program. Before joining the Montana State Parks’ team, Seth worked for the National Park Conservancy Association and the Great Basin Institute. He’s conducted research and policy analysis on conservation issues, he oversaw an AmeriCorps team at Joshua Tree National Park, and has experience bringing together diverse interests to build consensus on conservation and stewardship issues. Seth has a strong commitment to community engagement.

CONTACT INFO
Mailing Address:

Montana State Parks
1420 E. 6th Ave
Helena, MT 59601

Phone: 

Office:(406) 444-3751
Fax:(406) 444-3352


Email: Seth.Shteir@mt.gov

AmeriCorps Program Coordinator