AmeriCorps Youth Outdoors Members (ages 18-25) perform natural resource restoration projects with a crew of their adult peers and put those skills into practice engaging Twin Cities youth in after-school service projects and environmental education or completing work at School Forest and Community Forest sites in Minnesota.
For crews engaging youth 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.
For Crew Members working at School and Community Forest sites, projects involve working with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and other project partners to complete site renovation and training at designated School Forest sites across the state. The crew will use natural resource and forestry management techniques to improve outdoor classroom sites and provide training to site stewards, facility managers, teachers and community partners. The crew will also engage students at school forest sites by providing environment education and leading the students in service-learning projects.
-- AmeriCorps service position (ages 18-25)
-- Term dates: May 14 – December 13, 2018
-- Schedule: Full-time, at least 40 hours per week
---- Monday-Thursday, 7:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. typical during training and in summer
---- Tuesday-Saturday, varied hours, typical during spring and fall youth programming.
-- Stipend: $1355/mo
-- Education award: $2907 upon successful completion of term
-- Saint Paul
-- Greater Ramsey County
QUALIFICATIONS: Crew Member
-- 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
-- Commitment to foster strong work habits, environmental ethics, youth leadership and team unity
-- Desire to educate and inspire the next generation by leading interpretive programs
-- 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.
-- Able to complete an arduous Work Capacity Test. The arduous level requires individuals to walk 3 miles in 45 minutes while carrying a 45-pound pack on level terrain.
-- Able to perform the Essential Service Functions 40 hours/week
-- Flexible schedule to accommodate week-long out of town assignments.
-- Flexible schedule to accommodate up to 30 days of out of town emergency response.
-- Full term of service must be completed in order to receive the education award.
-- Monthly stipend
-- Education award upon successful completion of term
-- Health insurance
-- Student loan forbearance during service term
-- Skills training and job experience
For more details and a complete list of qualifications and requirements, please visit our application page.
APPLY ONLINE: conservationcorps.org/apply
DEADLINE: April 20
Questions? Contact Megan Zeiher, Recruitment Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-209-9900 x35