AmeriCorps Youth Outdoors Members (ages 18-25) perform natural resource restoration projects with a crew of their adult peers and engage Twin Cities youth in after-school service projects and environmental education. In spring and fall, corpsmembers lead crews of Twin Cities’ youth participants (ages 15-18) in environmental education and community service projects after school and on Saturdays. In summer, crews complete natural resource restoration projects. Corpsmembers inspire youth, conduct community outreach and restore habitat in partnership with resource management agencies, working alongside conservation professionals.
-- AmeriCorps service position (ages 18-25)
-- Location: Twin Cities, MN
-- Term dates: May 22 – December 15, 2017
---- Monday-Thursday, 7:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. typical during training and in summer
---- Tuesday – Saturday, varied hours, typical during fall youth programming.
-- Stipend: $1355/mo
-- Education award: $2887 upon successful completion of term
-- Ability to work hard in an outdoor setting in adverse conditions for a minimum of 40 hrs/week
-- Desire to work with diverse youth in conservation, education and recreation settings
-- Ability to present to large groups in an outdoor setting, sometimes consisting of over 60 people of all ages
-- Desire to learn skills in youth development and/or natural resource management; 15-20% of the service term is dedicated to technical and personal-skill training
-- Positive attitude, interest in service and community work and desire to make a difference
-- 18-25 years old.
-- Flexible schedule to accommodate week-long out of town assignments and emergency response.
-- Full term of service must be completed in order to receive the education award.
-- Learn valuable job and leadership 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.