Meet Our Member: Josh Jones
Field Assistant & Volunteer Coordinator at the Southern Vermont office of The Nature Conservancy
Originally from Dayton, Ohio, Josh Jones has spent the last few years in southwestern Vermont. In his role with the Nature Conservancy, Josh talks with hunters who are interested in hunting on TNC land, recruits and coordinates volunteers for field workdays, monitors conservation easements, marks property boundaries owned by TNC, helps maintain trails, and assists with mapping projects using GIS. Outside of his AmeriCorps service, Josh enjoys skateboarding, hiking/backpacking, gardening, fixing things, and reading in his hammock.
What are you learning or gaining out of your service?
I have been learning conservation work from almost every angle. I am outside walking the properties, planting trees, working with volunteers and I am also inside sitting in and participating in staff meetings and discussions. Mostly, I am gaining a professional experience that will carry far into my future.
What has surprised you about serving in AmeriCorps?
I have been surprised with the amount of fun we all seem to have at the AmeriCorps meetings and how everyone seems to be working hard and enjoying their service.
What’s the best thing about serving at your site?
My office is located in a beautifully restored Victorian house in the small village of Poultney, I get to work with an awesome staff, and a great deal of field work.