Land Conservation Leaders – Colorado Springs

Mile High Youth Corps
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
1120 biweekly
Last Date to Apply
Would you like a job where you can make a difference? Do you want to know what it’s like to be excited to go to work? Do you want to benefit your community? Do you want to be outdoors every day? Do you want to make friends that will last a lifetime? If you want to know the feeling of building something that’s going to last…. If you want to be part of a team and push yourself to your limits… This is what we do. Join our 2023 Land Conservation Leader program! We need enthusiastic, hard-working individuals to lead our crews on land conservation projects. Receive eight weeks of dedicated training in leadership development and project skills, then lead a crew of nine individuals as they serve across the stunning open spaces and mountain parks of the Colorado Front Range. Personal growth, friendship, and endurance thrive here. You’ll learn how to build trails, create rock structures, control erosion, eradicate invasive species, build log fencing, and plant native species. Put your personal development at the top of your priority list, next to community service and environmental impact. Get paid biweekly while doing what you love and earn a scholarship at the same time! Never had a job outside? Not sure if you like this kind of work? That's okay! Our goal is to support you with the knowledge and team that you need to be successful. All we ask is that you bring your dedication to hard work, a positive attitude, and a commitment to a year you’ll never forget. Apply on our website at
Between the ages of 19-24.  High school or GED/HSE graduate or still enrolled.  Must be eligible for enrollment in AmeriCorps as a US Citizen, National or Lawful Permanent Resident. Documentation will be required on the first day. Must bring identification documents necessary to complete the I-9 and other forms on your first day.  Must be physically fit, able to lift 50 lbs., spend 8-10 hours a day in all weather conditions (e.g., sun, heat, wind, rain, etc.) and hike 7 miles with a day-pack.  Able to camp between 4 and 9 consecutive days at a time in all weather conditions.  Able to be on time and maintain consistent attendance throughout term of service. Must commit to complete the program.  Some LCLs will be required to drive MHYC vehicles. Drivers must be at least 21 years old, possess a valid driver’s license and have an insurable DMV record.
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