All Positions are Filled in Rhode Island, please check again next spring for new position listings!

Check out the map below to see open Member positions for the 2020-21 program year! For more details about each position, scroll past the map to read individual position announcements. Instructions on how to apply can be found at the bottom of the page. 

The Westerly Land Trust

Westerly, RI
Hosting:
1 Community Engagement/Youth Education Coord.

Audubon Society of Rhode Island

Smithfield, RI
Hosting:
1 Land Stewardship Coord.

Rhode Island Land Trust Council

Smithfield, RI
Hosting:
1 Land Stewardship Coord.

The Westerly Land Trust

Westerly, RI
Hosting:
1 Community Engagement/Youth Education Coord.

Aquidneck Land trust

Middletown, RI
Hosting:
1 Land Stewardship Coord.

Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council

Providence, RI
Hosting:
1 Land Stewardship Coord.
1 Community Engagement Coord.
1 Community Engagement/ Youth Education Coord.

Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council

Providence, RI
Hosting:
1 Land Stewardship Coord.
1 Community Engagement Coord.
1 Community Engagement/ Youth Education Coord.

Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council

Providence, RI
Hosting:
1 Land Stewardship Coord.
1 Community Engagement Coord.
1 Community Engagement/ Youth Education Coord.

Southside Community Land Trust

Providence, RI
Hosting:
1 Youth Education Coord.
1 Sustainable Agriculture Coord.

Southside Community Land Trust

Providence, RI
Hosting:
1 Youth Education Coord.
1 Sustainable Agriculture Coord.

Aquidneck Community Table

Newport, RI
Hosting:
1 Youth Education/ Sustainable Agriculture Coord.

Aquidneck Community Table

Newport, RI
Hosting:
1 Youth Education/ Sustainable Agriculture Coord.

Scroll over the map to see what partner organizations are hosting TerraCorps members this year! Below the map are full position descriptions for each position. 

Open TerraCorps Service Positions

Aquidneck Community Table

Aquidneck Community Table’s (ACT) mission is to grow a healthy local food system accessible to all on our island. ACT brings together partners in the community to collectively build a healthier future, generating events and discussions to explore solutions that strengthen the island’s food system, support the local economy, and expand access to fresh food for everyone. ACT’s programs work directly in communities to grow more food, teach life skills, and empower individuals to take pride in their neighborhood green spaces. ACT serves the population of the island in the towns of Newport, Middletown and Portsmouth, approximately 60,000 year-round residents, and considerably more in the tourist season.

Aquidneck Land Trust

Aquidneck Land Trust‘s (ALT) mission is to preserve and steward Aquidneck Island’s open spaces for the lasting benefit of the community, while connecting people with the land that defines the island’s natural character. ALT has existed for 30 years with a service area of three towns, covering approximately 25,000 acres on Aquidneck Island in Rhode Island. We work to connect people to nature, protect our drinking and coastal waters, preserve farmland and support local agriculture, provide places to play for the community, and work to make our island more resilient to climate change. ALT has conserved 2605 acres across 81 diverse properties and manages over 12 miles of free hiking trails. ALT also offers a diversity of outreach programs.

Audubon Society of Rhode Island + Rhode Island Land Trust Council

RILTC

The Audubon Society of Rhode Island (Audubon-RI) was founded in 1897 and is not affiliated with National Audubon. The mission of Audubon-RI is the protection of birds, other wildlife and their habitat through conservation, education and advocacy for the benefit of people and other living things.  Audubon-RI protects nearly 9,500 acres of habitat consisting of significant woodlands, wetlands, coastal marshes and grassland habitat in Rhode Island for the benefit of the environment, the economy, and future generations. We partner with community groups and schools to ensure that everyone has access to the outdoors and meaningful experiences in nature.   Audubon also provides environmental education programs for every school district in the state and advocates for sound environmental policy.

Rhode Island Land Trust Council (Council) is a coalition of Rhode Island’s land trusts – nonprofit and municipal organizations with a mission of conserving land to protect the special places in our communities. The Council represents land trusts and land conservation interests in the state, facilitates collaborative efforts, and connects land trusts leaders with training and guidance resources. The Council also provides assistance to help land trusts achieve their conservation goals and ensure the sound stewardship and permanent protection of the special places they are conserving.  There are over 45 land trusts in Rhode Island.  Most are entirely volunteer organizations. Collectively they have conserved over 17,000 acres of land that they own or protect with a conservation easement.

The Council and Audubon Society of Rhode Island are partnering to co-host two TerraCorps members.  Both TerraCorps Member will serve from the Audubon Society of RI headquarter office in Smithfield Rhode Island, but their individual projects will differ depending on the organization they are supporting. 

Southside Community Land Trust

Southside Community Land Trust’s mission is to provide access to land, education and other resources so people in Rhode Island can grow food in environmentally sustainable ways and create community food systems where locally produced, affordable and healthy food is available to all.  In the past two decades we have helped to develop policies at the local and state level to purchase and protect farmland, increase state investment in agriculture and aquaculture and establish the RI Food Policy Council. Since 1981, SCLT has transformed nearly 10 acres of urban parcels into 52 community gardens and urban farms. We also manage a 50-acre farm in rural Cranston, RI. Most recently we have focused on beginning farmer and food systems training (supporting beginning farmers, especially immigrant and low-income farmers) and helped found the RI Land Access Working Group.

Westerly Land Trust

The Westerly Land Trust (WLT) works to conserve open space, revitalize culturally significant properties, and provide environmental programs for the enduring benefit of our community. Since being established in 1987, WLT has conserved approximately 1,700 acres of conservation lands in the town of Westerly. Our 31 properties consist of upland forests, wetlands, grasslands, salt marshes, and downtown urban spaces like our Community Garden. In 2017, WLT was awarded national accreditation by the Land Trust Alliance Accreditation Commission, becoming one of only six accredited land trusts in Rhode Island at the time. In addition to land conservation, the Westerly Land Trust has a strong focus on environmental education and community engagement.

Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council

The Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council (WRWC) sparks economic development through our work restoring the Woonasquatucket River and communities around it, and by enhancing, extending and bringing people to the Woonasquatucket River Greenway. Our mission is to encourage, support and promote the restoration and preservation of the Woonasquatucket River Watershed as an environmental, recreational, cultural, and economic asset of the State of Rhode Island.The WRWC is a successful model of community revitalization that helps people discover this local American Heritage River and its natural resources, channeling life and economic development into neighborhoods.

This position has been filled.

To Apply to Become a TerraCorps Member

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Send your completed application form along with a cover letter and resume to: admin@terracorps.org or mail to us using the address listed on the application

Please note– the TerraCorps application has been open since the end of April and will remain open until all positions are filled. We have received an unprecedented number of applications this year. While we do still have positions open and are so excited to see your application, in an effort to manage our staff time, we ask that you allow up to 5 business days for us to process your application. Thank you!