Term Length: Full-time, temporary, 4- 6 months, can extend if wanted
Locations: Tucson, AZ and Flagstaff, AZ
Living Stipend (pay): $400/week
Housing Stipend (pay): $200/week
AmeriCorps Award: Members are eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the term. This term is equivalent to a 675 hr term under AmeriCorps.
Program and Position Summary:
Arizona Conservation Corps (AZCC) engages motivated young adults, ages 18 – 30, to complete challenging and impactful conservation and service projects throughout the western United States. Projects may include trail construction & maintenance, habitat improvement, hazardous fuels reduction, re-vegetation, historic preservation, and local environmental service projects. AZCC provides opportunities for members to learn about the local environment and conservation issues.
AZCC crews work in a variety of National Parks, National Forests, and other public areas. Selected members are placed on a crew that will then collaborate to perform project work. AZCC is a non-residential program and does not offer housing. Gear and equipment rental is available upon request.
AZCC Corpsmember Position Description
Participation and Expedition Behavior:
Work effectively as a member of a team
Contribute to a safe learning environment; no harassment of others for any reason.
Participate in all aspects of the program, including conservation projects, education, training, and national service
Effectively communicate and discuss ideas and concerns with leaders, crew, and staff
Learn skills and apply them to carry out service work requirements effectively
Appropriately always represent the program and community while on a project
Safety and Judgment:
Perceive and effectively communicate environmental and work hazards with crew and leader
Effectively perceive, understand, and follow direction
Stay alert and focused while traveling and working in varied weather conditions
Act with compassion toward crew members, leaders, and staff
If taking prescription medications, participants must be able to maintain proper dosage by self-medicating without assistance from others.
Learn and practice ‘Leave no Trace’ techniques
Outdoor Skills and Fitness:
Learn and safely perform fundamental outdoor living/travel and work skills as appropriate to the project.
High School Diploma, HS Equivalency Degree (HSED), or commitment to acquiring HSED while in program.
Willingness to commit fully to the program and its mission for the full duration of term
Willingness to learn and be a part of a dynamic community of peer leaders
Must bring and maintain a positive perspecive throughout term
Must respect the dignity and diverse lifestyles of Indigenous people
Must be able to work long days in adverse conditions
Commitment, safety, professionalism, teamwork
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!