Individual Placements

At a Glance


Full-year, Three-month


Greater Midwest, Minnesota

Age Ranges



  • US Citizen, national, or permanent resident
  • No more than three prior AmeriCorps service terms
  • High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED
  • Must pass a criminal history check consisting of a National Sex Offender Public Website check, a state criminal history check, and a fingerprint-based FBI check. Passing the criminal history check is defined as no positive hits on the NSOPW and no history of violent offenses on the state or FBI checks
  • Commitment to upholding Corps values of safety, service, respect, equity, and community
  • Dedication to complete the full term of AmeriCorps service

Interest Areas

  • Communications/Marketing
  • Education & Community Outreach
  • Energy Conservation
  • Habitat Management & Improvement
  • Mapping & Data Collection
  • Program Planning & Development
  • Trail Building & Maintenance
  • Volunteer Management
  • Water Quality Monitoring
  • Youth Engagement
Find Open Positions

Individual Placement (IP) members serve in a single placement setting at nonprofits, local government agencies, or higher education institutions. Service projects focus on natural resource management, climate change resiliency, and community outreach and education.

The Individual Placement program provides a unique full-year service experience where Corpsmembers support a variety of projects to expand the capacity and reach of a partnering host site while receiving specialized skills-training unique to the position or agency. Host sites, service activities, and the quantity of positions vary from year to year and are based throughout Minnesota and surrounding states.

During the summer, the Individual Placement program offers three-month Soil and Water Corpsmember positions where members serve alongside a natural resource professional at a Minnesota Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD). These seasonal AmeriCorps positions offer valuable experience in soil and water conservation and landowner and community engagement.

Serving with our Individual Placement program is a full-time AmeriCorps experience that requires a full-year or three-month commitment.

AmeriCorps is a national service program that addresses challenges in our communities through the dedicated service of its members. AmeriCorps serve directly with nonprofit organizations (like Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa) to tackle our nation’s most pressing challenges. Members join to give back to their communities while gaining a foundation of marketable skills for natural resource careers. All young adults who join our Individual Placement program are enrolled as AmeriCorps members, volunteering to serve their community through environmental stewardship.

Current Host Sites