Iowa Trails Corps Crew Member/Leader
AmeriCorps Iowa Trails Corps Crew Members and Leaders (ages 18-25) participate in on-the-job training to learn natural resources management skills and put those skills into practice enhancing, restoring and improving Iowa’s regional destination trails. This position involves physically challenging, team-oriented AmeriCorps service. The goals of this program are to conduct ecological restoration on Iowa’s multi-use recreation trails, increase community outreach, strengthen trail partnerships and improve trail natural resource health along the corridor. Service is performed exclusively outdoors and may involve camping for several days at a time. Crews complete natural resource conservation projects in partnership with public land management agencies such as Blackhawk, Clayton, Story and Webster County Conservation Boards, the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation and the City of Bondurant.
This is a full-time commitment for a summer-long AmeriCorps service term. AmeriCorps members will receive a monthly stipend and an education award upon successful completion of the term that may be used for education expenses or to repay qualified student loans.
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Locations: This is not a residential program; participants must secure housing near the crew shop location. Lodging (tents or cabins) and food will only be provided during week-long out-of-town service projects.
Qualifications: Crew Member
Qualifications: Crew Leader (in addition to above Crew Member qualifications)
For more information, view the Trails Corps Crew Member or Leader position description.
This program is available to all, without regard to disability, race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or political affiliation. The Conservation Corps engages AmeriCorps members, ages 18-25, as defined under the American Conservation and Youth Service Corps Act, a subtitle of the National and Community Service Act of 1990. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request.
Deadline: March 30
Early application encouraged. Applications considered as received.
Questions? Contact Megan Zeiher, Recruitment Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-209-9900 x35