Seasonal Youth Outdoors Crew Member
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.
This is a full-time commitment for a half-year AmeriCorps service term. The Crew Member 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: Housing is not provided by the Corps. Member must secure their own housing near service location.
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 1, 2019
Early application encouraged. Applications considered as received.
Questions? Contact Megan Zeiher, Recruitment Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-209-9900 x35