YCC Mentor Summary:
YCC Mentors will work in a team of two guiding a crew of up to 10 young adults, ages 17-18, in conservation projects across Arizona. Mentors are expected to provide training, leadership and direction, while leading their crews by example through hard work, safety and with enthusiasm. A passion for being outdoors and working with a team is required.
Orientation Start Date: May 30th, 2022
Tonto National Forest: 5/30/2022-7/22/2022
Prescott National Forest: 5/30/2022-7/29/2022
Petrified Forest National Park: 5/30/2022-7/22/2022
Coconino National Forest: 5/30/2022-7/22/2022
Compensation: $475/week issued biweekly
YCC Mentor leadership training will focus on youth specific training including: youth development, motivation, supervision, discipline. Other topics may include: Leave No Trace, outdoor living, crew culture, diversity, and goal setting. Depending on project needs, crews may receive possible specialized instruction in trail building and maintenance, surveys and inventories, fence building or facilities repair. On-the-job training and education will continue throughout the term covering topics such as tool maintenance, plant identification and an overview of public land management agencies.
AZCC is a drug-free organization; alcohol and illegal substances are prohibited. AZCC is an independent, non-residential program. The Mentor must supply his/her/their own personal outdoor gear and equipment such as a camping gear, day pack, work pants, hiking/work boots, etc. A suggested gear-list will be provided prior to starting the term of service. Additionally, AZCC has pro-deals and some gear available to borrow.
Generally, the schedule will be either M-F, 8-hour days or M-Th, 10-hour day, 40 hours per week. At least one overnight experience for multiple days, as a full crew, is anticipated during orientation week.
Be between the ages of 21 and 25
Have US Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency status.
Have a high school diploma or GED (preferred)
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
Full vaccination against COVID-19 by the first day of employment and ability to provide proof of vaccination before starting
About Arizona Conservation Corps
Arizona Conservation Corps operates conservation service programs across Arizona that engage individuals and strengthen communities through service and conservation.