AmeriCorps members serving with the the Virginia Service and Conservation Corps traveled to Washington, DC, recently for a professional development workshop held by The Corps Network. Members were able to examine their strengths and abilities, learn how to apply to federal positions in natural resources, get tips on how to market themselves to potential employers, and discover essential skills and competencies that natural resource employers are seeking.
“The seminar during the DC trip really helped me refresh and learn a lot of new things regarding how to best represent myself to future jobs.." said one member. "I learned a lot about how to navigate the USA jobs site and how to apply for government positions. I also did some networking while in DC with The Corps Network and SCA. It truly helped me grow professionally.”
On the same trip, members participated in the The Corps Network’s National Day of Service along with 200+ volunteers who performed trail restoration, landscaping, and other maintenance projects at and around Theodore Roosevelt Island. Speakers at the kick-off for the event included Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, Chief of the U.S. Forest Service Vicki Christiansen, Director of AmeriCorps Chester Spellman, and George Washington Memorial Parkway Superintendent Charles Cuvelier. Senator Lisa Murkowski also attended to volunteer with members of her staff.