Restoring Relations

Location: Twin Cities, MN
Date Posted: 04-07-2017
Restoring Relations crew members (ages 15-18) add value to their communities, the environment and themselves through their dedicated service. Crew members participate in a rigorous program of work, education and training and complete environmental restoration projects within the Twin Cities area. Projects may include trail construction and maintenance, foot bridge building, landscaping, campsite development and invasive plant removal. Training includes local indigenous culture and values, proper use of hand tools, safety, camping skills, Leave No Trace and team building. All work projects are completed outside, even during hot or cold weather and in rain (except in unsafe conditions such as lightning).
 
Program dates, schedule and compensation:
  • Program dates: June 26 – August 18, 2017
  • Schedule: 30 hrs/week for the first six weeks. The last two weeks will be full-time in northern Minnesota (all food, housing and transportation will be provided for the last two weeks)
  • Compensation: $9.50/hour
 
Qualifications:
  • Desire and ability to work hard outdoors.
  • Desire to learn about local American Indian culture and values, primarily Dakota and Ojibwe.
  • Desire to work with peers in conservation, education and recreation settings.
  • Ability to practice strong work habits, environmental ethics and team unity.
  • Positive attitude, interest in service and community work and desire to make a difference.
  • Previous experience is not required; 15-20% of program is dedicated to technical and personal-skill training.
  • Position seeks applicants who are a member of a Native American Tribe, or identify as American Indian/Native American.
 
Requirements:
  • Must be 15-18 years old on program start date. Due to child labor laws, no exceptions can be made.
 
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: June 23, 2017
 
For more information, visit www.conservationcorps.org/restoring-relations.
 
Questions? Contact youth@conservationcorps.org or 651-209-9900 x 23
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