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Iowa DNR Keepers of the Land AmeriCorps Program

Since 1999, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Keepers of the Land AmeriCorps program has led nearly 1,000 members in conserving and enhancing our natural resources. AmeriCorps is a national service program that provides Americans of all ages and backgrounds with opportunities to serve their communities.  In Iowa and across the nation, AmeriCorps members have the unique chance to apply skills and ideals toward helping others and meeting community needs.  

AmeriCorps members serve the DNR and its partners by providing:
  • Environmental education
  • Trail restoration
  • Sustainable land use projects
  • Fisheries and Wildlife conservation
  • Habitat enhancement initiatives
  • Volunteer recruitment and involvement in natural resource conservation
DNR Keepers of the Land AmeriCorps positions range from three to twelve months and are available statewide. AmeriCorps members receive a modest living allowance during their term. In addition, AmeriCorps members who complete a successful term of service are eligible to receive an education award

Ready to Apply?

To apply, please complete an online application at  Search for opportunities listed as AmeriCorps State or “SN”.  After you apply, if your qualifications match the position requirements you will be contacted for an interview by DNR staff.

Find out more about opportunities offered by the National AmeriCorps program and learn how your AmeriCorps service is valued by potential employers.