AmeriCorps Summer Youth Corps Leaders (ages 19-25) will work in teams of two to supervise six youth on 1- to 2-week long “spike” projects (crews camp in tents, prepare their own meals and complete work projects). Crews will complete projects such as trail construction and maintenance, boardwalk building, planting, campsite development, invasive species removal, etc. Leaders will provide training such as tool use and safety, conduct on-the-job training demonstrations for youth participants starting new projects and facilitate educational and recreational activities on weekends, during spike trips and after work day.
-- AmeriCorps service position (ages 19-25)
-- Term dates: May 30 - August 22, 2017
-- Schedule: Full-time, Sunday-Saturday, hours vary
-- Time off: June 14-17, July 16-19.
-- Stipend: $1355/mo
-- Education award: $2887 upon successful completion of term
-- Locations: Based at Saint Croix State Park (Hinckley), MN, with travel throughout region to complete environmental service projects
-- Ability to work hard in an outdoor setting in all weather conditions for minimum of 40 hrs/wk.
-- Desire to work with diverse youth in conservation, education and recreation settings.
-- Ability to camp and live in outdoors for extended periods of time.
-- Positive attitude, interest in community service and desire to make a difference.
-- 19-25 years old
-- Ability to commit to an entire term of service with significant travel and little time off.
-- Valid driver’s license and safe driving record (no major moving violations or DUI’s in the past five years).
-- Full term of service must be completed in order to receive the education award.
-- Gain leadership skills and valuable job skills applicable to any career
-- Earn an AmeriCorps education award for school expenses or to pay off qualified student loans
-- Learn about current environmental issues and network with natural resource professionals
-- Get field experience and gain natural resource management skills
For more details and a complete list of qualifications and requirements, please visit our application page.