Emergency Response Team (AmeriCorps Member)

AmeriCorps St. Louis

About the organization

Founded in 1994, AmeriCorps St. Louis (ACSTL) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, engaging AmeriCorps National Service Volunteers in community service initiatives addressing critical unmet needs in the areas of Disaster Response, Environmental Stewardship, & Wildland Firefighting. ACSTL focuses on the training and development of the next generation of leaders while building the capacity of partner agencies to achieve impactful community results.


As a full-time National Service Volunteer in our 42-Member Emergency Response Team (ERT), you’ll gain experience and training in the fields of environmental stewardship, wildland fire, and disaster response over the course of an 11-month term. The ERT is a multi-functional rapid deployment group, based out of St. Louis, Missouri, that has been called on throughout the country to respond to floods, tornadoes, wildfires, hurricanes, and the COVID-19 pandemic. When not responding to disasters, the ERT functions as a conservation corps that assists partner organizations with vital natural resource management and restoration projects, including trail building and maintenance, habitat restoration, invasive species removal, and prescribed burning. The service term normally operates from September through August, with ACSTL operating as many as eight crews at a time throughout Missouri, Illinois, and/or on disaster deployment. Teams complete projects in partnership with non-profit, local, state, and federal agencies. No prior experience is necessary, and all experience is welcome.


Must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. National, or Lawful Permanent Resident.
At least 18 years old by the program start date.
Possess a high school diploma or GED.
Must pass National Service criminal history checks, at no cost to the applicant.
Demonstrate the ability to effectively serve on diverse teams or with a variety of populations.
Exhibit flexibility, adaptability, and capacity to serve in a fluid, changing service environment.
Able to communicate effectively with teammates, partners, and staff.
Prioritizes serving effectively with teammates and partners, and influencing positive results of oneself and others.
Value the community and diversity of the Corps.



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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