POSITION: AmeriCorps Crew Member - Young Adult Camping Crew (Boise, Idaho)
ICC's young adult programs are innovative AmeriCorps service programs designed to provide hands-on training and experience to those interested in pursuing employment with conservation corps, land and water resource management agencies, and other outdoor careers. Our program integrates team-based work projects, education, and on-site vocational training into an experience that prioritizes personal development and conservation work skills.
$4,235 stipend along with a $1,718.25 AmeriCorps Education Award upon the successful completion of the program. Allowance amounts are subject to increase for 2023 crews.
Spring: March 15, 2023 - May 26, 2023 (10 weeks)
Summer: June 7, 2023 - August 18, 2023 (10 weeks)
Fall: August 30, 2023 - November 3, 2023 (9 weeks)
Participants are provided a comprehensive training during their term of service. Training will not exceed 20% of total member service hours. Depending on your crew's projects, training MAY cover the following topics:
USDA Chainsaw/Crosscut operation and maintenance
NYC Leadership Philosophy
Basic Trail maintenance and Construction
Crew Management and Motivation
Risk Management and Safety Procedures
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Tool Use and Maintenance
Though schedules can very, most crews will conduct project work Monday through Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, crews will stay together to conduct resupply, shower, do laundry, and participate in recreational activities (e.g., hike). Members must complete a minimum of 450 hours of service including: work, training, education, travel time, and a 30 minute lunch and at least two breaks a day.
Desire to learn and grow
19+ years old
High School Diploma or GED
Ability to lift 50 lbs., hike several miles, and be on foot for 8-10 hours per day
Positive mental attitude, flexibility and commitment to success
Ability to listen, give and take feedback
Desire to go the extra mile to make a positive impact on oneself, others and the environment
Ability to pass a criminal history background check