The Buzzards Bay Coalition’s work to restore clean water, protect watershed lands, and engage the community is carried out by a talented group of conservation professionals. Learn about currently available opportunities for full-time careers, seasonal employment, internships, and service positions with the Coalition.

TerraCorps 2018-19 Service Positions

TerraCorps is an innovative national service program helping communities conserve and secure land for the health and well-being of people and nature. Using the AmeriCorps national service model, TerraCorps prepares and mobilizes emerging leaders to help strengthen community-based nonprofits working to meet these goals. This year’s TerraCorps members will serve from August 27, 2018-July 26, 2019. All members are expected to serve full-time, commit to serve for the entire 11-month term, and complete at least 1,700 hours of service, including time spent in trainings and service with the full TerraCorps team. Weekly service averages 37 hours and commonly includes some night and/or weekend activities.

The Buzzards Bay Coalition will host three TerraCorps members during the 2018-19 service year:

Land Stewardship Coordinators

Land Stewardship Coordinators build the long-term capacity of their service sites by creating networks of volunteers to support hands-on stewardship of community lands. They organize, train, and collaborate with municipal boards, neighborhood and civic associations, community members, youth groups, and schools to care for, improve access to, and support the long-term resiliency and sustainable use of community lands.

The Buzzards Bay Coalition has proposed the following potential projects for its Land Stewardship Coordinator:

  • Complete baseline documentation reports for conservation land properties.
  • Enhance access to conservation land properties by coordinating development of public access trails.
  • Develop and implement property-specific public engagement plans for interpreting the natural and cultural history for one of the Buzzards Bay Coalition’s sites. To do this, the member will help to develop and implement: natural history hikes, interpretive kiosks, short videos, content for property specific web pages, short pieces for local newspaper and radio, etc.
  • Recruit and train volunteers to conduct stewardship and citizen science projects such as trail maintenance, invasive plant inventories, and salt marsh/river habitat restoration activities.
  • Provide community outreach on topics such as water resource protection, wildlife habitat management, invasive species management, and other stewardship topics.

The Buzzards Bay Coalition and Wareham Land Trust have proposed the following potential projects for their Land Stewardship Coordinator:

  • Complete baseline documentation reports for conservation land properties.
  • Creation and maintenance of trails and public access facilities along a complex of conservation lands protected by the Wareham Land Trust, Buzzards Bay Coalition, and town of Wareham within the lower Weweantic River corridor.
  • Develop and implement property-specific public engagement plans for interpreting the natural and cultural history for one of the Buzzards Bay Coalition’s sites. To do this, the member will help to develop and implement: natural history hikes, interpretive kiosks, short videos, content for property-specific web pages, short pieces for local newspaper and radio, etc.
  • Recruit and train volunteers to conduct stewardship and citizen science projects such as trail maintenance, invasive plant inventories, and salt marsh/river habitat restoration activities.
  • Onset Bay Reserve Land Management assistance, including public access and habitat improvements at the Coalition’s Wickets Island and Burgess Point properties.

Youth Education Coordinator

The Buzzards Bay Coalition and the Wareham Land Trust will host one Youth Education Coordinator for the 2018-19 service year. Youth Education Coordinators (YEC) build the long-term capacity of their service site by engaging youth in service learning, experiential education, and inquiry-based science and nature learning projects, including the following potential projects:

  • Develop new outdoor exploration programs at Wareham and other local conservation areas for families from the greater Wareham region
  • Develop localized curriculum, trails, and interpretive signage to assist teachers in utilizing outdoor learning spaces
  • Develop a Wareham-based Outdoor Exploration Assistant volunteer program to expand outdoor education programs offered by the Coalition and Wareham Land Trust
  • Provide professional development programs for teachers to strengthen their skills in providing outdoor exploration programs
  • Develop and implement outdoor exploration programming for elementary school students
  • Engage youth groups in stewardship projects

To Apply:

To apply for any of these TerraCorps service positions and view the full position descriptions, visit terracorps.org.

Working to Save Buzzards Bay

The Buzzards Bay Coalition is a membership-supported organization dedicated to improving the health of the Buzzards Bay ecosystem for all through education, conservation, research, and advocacy.

We work to protect clean water on the Bay and on the land: