Service Term: 450- or 900-hour AmeriCorps position; May – August or May – December, 2024

+ Northern Minnesota: Bemidji, Duluth
+ Central Minnesota: St. Paul
+ Southern Minnesota: Rochester, Mankato
+ Iowa: Des Moines, Cedar Falls

Position Summary:
AmeriCorps Field Crews serve outdoors restoring habitat, managing natural resources, and occasionally responding to natural disasters or community needs. The Field Crew program prioritizes personal and professional growth while teaching hands-on conservation skills in the field. Members develop technical skills throughout their term while completing challenging and impactful conservation projects. Natural resources projects vary by region and crew location, but may include:
+ Invasive species management
+ Stream bank stabilization, erosion control
+ Prescribed burning
+ Trail construction & maintenance
+ Tree planting
+ Basic carpentry
+ Wild land fire suppression
+ Emergency response

Hours & Schedule:
Schedules can vary, depending on crew location. Crew members should expect to be scheduled for at least 40 hours of service per week. A typical schedule is Monday – Thursday, 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM. Overnight travel (4 – 12 consecutive days) is often required for service projects.

Tagged as: Conservation, Crew


+ Be 18-35 years old.
+ Ability and desire to work well with others in a team setting, outdoors and in all weather conditions
+ High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED
+ Must be a US Citizen, US National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the US
+ Flexible schedule to accommodate week-long out of town assignments and emergency response

About Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa

Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa (CCMI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and AmeriCorps grantee that engages hundreds of youth and young adults each year in programs and initiatives that improve access to outdoor recreation, restore natural habitat, protect waterways, and respond to community needs and natural disasters. Our mission is to engage youth and young adults in meaningful service, leadership development, and environmental stewardship. Our vision is a world in which everyone has equitable access to nature, is equipped to succeed in career and life, and is empowered to make a difference in conserving natural resources. Learn more at conservationcorps.org.

Application Instructions

Apply: https://conservationcorps.org/join/ Please note the application deadlines on our website and ensure you will be available for the required group info session and interview during the respective timeframe for that application round.