Location: Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
This is not a residential program; participants must secure housing near the crew location.
Service Term: 1700-hour AmeriCorps position; January/February – November/December
Position Summary: Youth Outdoors Corps Members lead crews of Twin Cities’ youth participants in environmental education and community service projects after school and on Saturdays. The crews complete natural resource and restoration projects. Corpsmembers inspire youth, conduct community outreach and restore habitat in partnership with resource management agencies, working alongside conservation professionals.
Crew Members develop technical skills throughout their term while completing challenging and impactful conservation projects while leading youth development and environmental education projects for youth participants.
Crew Leaders typically lead a crew of 4 or 5 AmeriCorps members, serving as the primary liaison between project hosts and program staff. The Crew Leader is responsible for the crew’s service and safety during each project.
• Living Allowance: $2,200/month (member) $2,300/month (leader)
• Education Award: $6,895, if eligible and upon successful completion of program
• Student loan forbearance (on qualifying student loans)
• Health insurance
• Childcare assistance
• Training, certifications, networking
• 18-25 years old.
• Able to perform the Essential Service Functions
• Must be a US Citizen, US National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the US.
• Must pass the National Sex Offender Public Registry and criminal history check.
• Flexible schedule to accommodate after-school and weekend hours, as well as possible week-long out-of-town projects 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.