Stipend: $475 per week
Housing Allowance: $200
Timeline: February 5th, 2024 through July or August 2024
Location: Tucson, AZ and Flagstaff, AZ
Benefits: AmeriCorps Education Award; Paid training; Food budget while on hitch; Employee Assistance Program
Assistant Crew Leader Program Crews:
This AZCC crew focuses on connecting young adults (ages 21-30) aspiring to develop leadership skills with conservation service projects on public lands. The goal of the leadership development program is to provide participants with a variety of training focused on hard skills and leadership through peer leadership activities to prepare members for leadership roles within the conservation corps setting. Upon completion of the leadership development program, members are encouraged to apply to be assistant crew leaders, crew leaders or youth conservation corps mentors.
Arizona Conservation Corps (AZCC):
Arizona Conservation Corps, a program of Conservation Legacy, aims to continue the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930’s. AZCC is focused on connecting youth, young adults, and recent-era military veterans with conservation service work projects on public lands. AZCC operates programs across Arizona that engage individuals and strengthen communities through service and conservation. AZCC has program offices in Flagstaff and Tucson.
Field Crew Project Work:
AZCC AmeriCorps members serve a term of National Service in the State of Arizona and parts of the Southwest on professionally supervised crews as they explore a variety of opportunities for careers in the outdoors, learn practical field skills, and develop confidence as emerging leaders in the field of conservation. Members are provided opportunities to learn and train under the guidance of professional staff within Conservation Legacy, while gaining career perspectives working alongside agency staff from the US Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, or Municipal, State and Non-profit organizations that work on our nation’s public and tribal lands. AZCC Crews will become proficient in environmental stewardship practices, general worksite safety, Leave No Trace principles and outdoor living skills. Most crews receive First Aid trainings.
Project work may vary due to seasonality and environmental safety concerns. Projects that crews typically work on may include, but are not limited to:
Trail construction and maintenance
Invasive species management, including pesticide application
Land Management Inventory and Mapping
Fire fuels reduction
National Disaster Relief
Recreation and facilities maintenance and construction
Be between the ages of 18 and 25
Prior AmeriCorps service and experience with backpacking, wilderness travel, camp management and outdoor leadership preferred.
Have US Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency status.
Have a high school diploma or GED
Pass background checks: all offers of positions are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and Federal criminal background check
Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award
About Arizona Conservation Corps
Arizona Conservation Corps (AZCC) operates programs across Arizona engaging individuals and strengthening communities through service and conservation. AZCC is focused on connecting youth, young adults and recent era military veterans with conservation service work projects on public lands. Our programs promote personal growth, experiential learning and an ethic of natural resource stewardship while incorporating the guiding principles of community, dedication, challenge, integrity and FUN!