Overview

Position: Seasonal Outdoor Education Crew Member/Leader (AmeriCorps, ages 19-25)

Location: Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
This is not a residential program; participants must secure housing near the crew location.

Service Term: 1200 hour (March-December) or 900 -hour (May- December, 2024) AmeriCorps position

Position Summary: Outdoor Education Crew Members operate a hybrid program with the first part of the year focused on natural resource and restoration projects in and around the Twin Cities metro area with other young adults. The second part of the year will be spent leading crews of Twin Cities’ youth participating in our Youth Outdoors program in environmental education, community service and conservation projects after school and on Saturdays.

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 including a mandatory 30 minute lunch break which does not count towards service hours. During youth sessions, the schedule transitions to Tuesday-Saturday with Tuesdays and Thursdays schedules extending into after school hours. Some special assignments (including wildfire response and other emergency response assignments) may require members to deploy for several weeks at a time.

Benefits:
Living Allowance: $2,200/month (member) $2,300/month (leader)
Education Award: $4,826.50 (1200 hour) or $3,447.50 (900 hour), if eligible and upon successful completion of program
Student loan forbearance (on qualifying student loans)
Health insurance
Childcare assistance
Training, certifications, networking

Tagged as: Conservation, Crew

Qualifications:

19-25 years old
Must be a US Citizen, US National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the US
High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED
Ability to perform the Essential Service Functions, which include:
Long (10 hour) days of shoveling, digging and swinging heavy tools repetitively
Long (10 hour) days of chainsawing / brush sawing
Heavy lifting, bending, and carrying up to 50 pounds
Walking and working on steep or uneven terrain
Working in extremes of heat or cold

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

View full position description and application on our website: https://conservationcorps.org/join/