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COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resource List

Please utilize the following resources during these unpredictable times. We hope you can get the assistance you need whether you are a leader or member who has been suspended, postponed, recently exited, or working remotely.

On this page you will find:

  • General resources with clickable links for members and individual placements affected by COVID-19 changes
  • Local pages for program/state-specific resources
  • A list of free or low-cost online courses to further your personal education

Individual Placements: Since individual placements are not localized to a specific state or office location, please utilize the table below to search for resources by state. View this document for FAQs regarding COVID19.

Remember, we are still here for you should you have questions! Reach out to your program staff - we are still here for you, just as we are while you're in the field!

This is not an endorsement by Conservation Legacy. This is meant only as a source of further information for members and individual placements affected by COVID-19.

NeedResourcesUpdates | Notes
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)CDC WebsiteTake these important steps to protect yourself!
World Health Organization (WHO)WHO WebsiteQuestions and Answers about COVID-19
211211 WebsiteLots of links and info for assistance - find your local 211 by searching your city and state
Stay Home OrdersSearch your stateRegularly updated. You will need to register for a free account for New York Times (just enter your email). They've made all COVID-19 information free to all.
Income Loss | UnemploymentCareer One StopUse this tool to see if you qualify for unemployment benefits, programs, etc. by state. States have expanded unemployment benefits for people who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19
Food AssistanceUSDA Food and Nutrition ServiceClick on your state of residence on the website and follow instructions to apply for food stamps (known as SNAP Benefits). Call/search your local 211 for food bank information
Rent | Mortgage | Utility ConcernsFederal Housing Finance Agency
Just Shelter
• FHFA has a specific information about COVID-19 Assistance
• Just Shelter helps you find tenants rights/homelessness prevention organizations by state
Student Loan AssistanceUS Dept of EducationThe office of Federal Student Aid announced on Mar 20, 2020 has declared that all borrowers with federally held student loans will automatically have their interest rates set to 0% for a period of at least 60 days. Read more in the article link
Childcare AssistanceNutrition Assistance
Continued Learning at Home
• US Dept. of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service provides information about child nutrition programs by state
• CDC guidance on keeping children safe and healthy, tips with continued learning from home and finding meal services.
Check your school's website for regular updates!
Mutual AidSearch for aid groups in your stateMutual aid is the practice of making sure each other’s basic needs are met without the exchange of money or other forms of value. It is the voluntary provision of goods and services to one another, and it is undertaken as an act of love for each other and for our communities
Home Internet Access
Comcast Essentials
AT&T Access
Need internet access for school or work?
Low-cost packages for qualifying individuals and households (Comcast now available for free the first two months)
Income Tax FilingIRS.govIncome tax filing deadline has moved from April 15 to July 15, 2020
Health InsuranceHeathcare Website
Insure Kids Now
Find out if you are eligible for your state sponsored healthcare plan
Public Health ConcernsCDC, WHO, Individual state health departmentsUp to date information on the Coronavirus pandemic
Mental Health ResourceUnumThe Employee Assistance Program is confidential and free access to a professional counselor for Conservation Legacy members and seasonal staff while employed or on suspension. Reach out to your program staff for information on how to access this resource!
Mental Health & Crisis HotlinesHotlines available 24/7
• Call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
• Text HOME to 741-741 for Crisis Text Line
• Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66-746 for the Disaster Distress Hotline
• Call 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678-678 or chat here with The Trevor Project (for LGBTQ youth)
• Call 1-800-799-7233 or text LOVEIS to 22-522 to connect with The National Domestic Violence Hotline
• Call 1-855-838-8255 or Text 741741 for Vets 4 Warriors

Local Resources

The links below will lead you to program-specific resources and benefits. If you have any more resources that can benefit our members and interns, please email Amber and Rose at awong@conservationlegacy.org and rclements@conservationlegacy.org

Ancestral Lands | Appalachian Conservation Corps | Arizona Conservation Corps | Conservation Corps New Mexico | Conservation Corps North Carolina | Southeast Conservation Corps | Southwest Conservation Corps

Individual Placements

Since individual placements are often not localized to one specific state or office location, please utilize the table above to search for resources in your specific state. View this document for FAQs regarding COVID19.

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Please stay safe everyone - we will get through this together.

Free Courses

Below are free (or low cost) online courses you can utilize during your remote work or time spent at home. Build your leadership abilities, delve into improving your resume and interviewing skills, or learn a trade skills from masons and arborists! Continue your education and build on your experiences.

Looking for something else? There are many free, accessible courses on the internet to keep your brain working - this is not an exhaustive list!

TrainingDescriptionLink
World Health OrganizationHundreds of free courses on response to outbreaks, disaster operations etc, must make accountWebsite
FIRE S130/S190Online course for prospective Wildland Fire participants such as vetsWebsite
FEMA General FEMA Courses (hundreds available) Website
Watershed AcademyOnline PDFs (and some interactive web) on Watershed issues and certificatsWebsite
PentonAG Herbicide CEUVideo Trainings that can be used as CEUs for State Applicator LicenseWebsite
Wilderness Training Online CoursesOnline classes (Free if you select "No Credit")Website
Trails WebinarsMonthly Trails Training Webinars (New ones are free, with membership access to older onesWebsite
Forest Service CEUContinuing Education Webinars (Free every couple weeks)Website
CourseraThousands of free courses covering a variety of fields, also plenty of paid classes as wellWebsite
Khan AcademyThousands of free courses covering a variety of fields, also plenty of paid classes as wellWebsite
NPS Common Learning PortalNeeds NPS Sponsor, potentially great for Interns, once in, there's lots of online coursesWebsite
Writing Your Federal Resume Free training April 29thWebsite
Masonry CourseFree online courseWebsite
Arborist TrainingsInclude rigging, felling, and more, most cost $25Website
Women in Leadership: Inspring Positive ChangeFree Coursera courseWebsite
Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak PerformanceFree Future Learn courseWebsite
Foundations of Everyday LeadershipFree Coursera courseWebsite
How to write a resumeFree Coursera courseWebsite
How to succeed at InterviewsFree Future Learn courseWebsite