VetsWork Partners With Public Lands Management Agencies and AmeriCorps on a Career Development Training Program for Veterans.


VetsWork, a program of the Mt. Adams Institute is excited to announce the 2018
opportunities in this award winning career training program for military veterans. The VetsWork program trains military veterans for potential careers in public lands / natural resources management. The Corporation for National Service (AmeriCorps) has provided additional support for the project.

The program entails 45 weeks of hands-on training in which participants will learn while supporting recreation, community engagement and volunteer coordination projects with partners such as the US Forest Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, state and local agencies and non-pro9t organizations.

Participants will receive training and experience on topics pertaining to a variety of natural and cultural resources. The experience and training in the VetsWork program is designed to facilitate exploration of potential career options with partner agencies. The professional networking that develops during the 45 weeks adds incredible value in the transition to a public lands management career.

“The VetsWork program is intended to support military veterans as they transition back into civilian life by providing them with this opportunity to explore a potential career in service to public lands and the natural resources that abound across the country”, states Brendan Norman, Executive Director of the Mt. Adams Institute.

Participants will serve at sites throughout the country. The program begins on February 5, 2018 in the Pacific Northwest and on March 5 in the Central and Southeast regions. Interested applicants should contact the Mt. Adams Institute at [email protected] or review the position description at
Participants receive a modest living stipend, basic health insurance, an AmeriCorps education award of $5,815 and other benefits.

About Mt. Adams Institute: Mt. Adams Institute is a nonpro9t organization with a mission to strengthen the connection between people and the natural world through education, service learning, career development and research. More information about the organization and the VetsWork program can be found at: and



CDR (Ret.) Gregory Black
CDR (Ret.) Black, US Navy, is the founder and key contributor to this Diverse Military Veterans Network website. He is a minority military historian and is well-versed in military diversity. (If you are interested in writing or contributing to this website please contact us.)

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