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Montana State Parks AmeriCorps

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Montana State Parks AmeriCorps

Gain job skills, earn money for education, and give back to local communities.

AmeriCorps members get things done!

Jean comes to state parks from Washington state where she served as an Education Manager for Nature Bridge. She received her BS in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana, worked as a naturalist with the Nature Conservancy at the Pine Butte guest ranch, and taught at the Missoula International School. Jean’s experience includes Global Programs Director for Ecology Project International in Missoula, leading field ecology programs in Yellowstone, Costa Rica, the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, and Mexico. Jean is also an avid backcountry traveler.

Jean Placko
Americorps Program Coordinator
Montana State Parks
1420 E. 6th Ave
Helena, MT 59601
Office:(406) 444-5275
Fax:(406) 444-3352

Our Mission

Montana State Parks AmeriCorps promotes healthy, active, and environmentally aware communities by enhancing park land, enriching educational opportunities, increasing volunteerism, and improving community outreach in state parks.

Our Work

Our members serve at state parks and regional offices across the state of Montana. As a Montana State Parks AmeriCorps member, you will likely spend time:

  • Bringing lessons to life for children as you help strengthen Montana State Parks as an outdoor classroom
  • Honing your interpretive skills as you develop a trail guide, interpretive sign or give a campfire presentation
  • Instilling a sense of stewardship in local community members as you organize volunteer events and promote volunteer opportunities
  • Undergoing the experience of a lifetime as you share your skills and abilities with Montana State Parks, the local community and the nation through AmeriCorps
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