Start Date: September 5, 2022
End Date: December 23, 2022 -OR- March 10, 2023 -OR- May 5, 2023
Status: 450-hour (roughly 4 months), 900-hour (roughly 6 months), or 1200-hour (roughly 9 months) AmeriCorps Service Terms
Location: Las Cruces, New Mexico
Benefits: AmeriCorps Segal Education Award; Paid training; Food budget while on project; Employee Assistance Program
*Available crew models vary for each start date*
Fall Crew Availability –
General Field Crew
Crew Leader Development Crew
Leaders of Color – Crew Leader Development Crew
General Field Crews:
CCNM’s Field Crew program engages motivated young adults, ages 18-30, to complete challenging and impactful conservation service projects throughout New Mexico and western Texas. With both camping crews and non-camping day work crews, there are a variety of crews to choose from.
Crew Leader Development Program Crews:
This crew is focused on connecting young adults, ages 18-30, aspiring to develop leadership skills with conservation service work projects on public lands. The goal of the leadership development program is to provide participants with a variety of training focused on hard skills as well as leadership through peer leadership activities to prepare members for leadership roles within the conservation corps setting. Upon completion of the leadership development program, members are encouraged to apply to be assistant crew leaders, crew leaders or youth conservation corps mentors.
Field Crew Project Work:
CCNM AmeriCorps members serve a term of National Service in New Mexico and parts of western Texas on professionally supervised crews as they explore a variety of opportunities for careers in the outdoors, learn practical field skills, and develop confidence as emerging leaders in the field of conservation. Members are provided opportunities to learn and train under the guidance of professional staff within Conservation Legacy, while gaining career perspectives working alongside agency staff from the US Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, or Municipal, State and Non-profit organizations that work on our nation’s public and tribal lands. CCNM Crews will become proficient in environmental stewardship practices, general worksite safety, Leave No Trace principles and outdoor living skills. Most crews receive First Aid trainings.
Project work may vary due to seasonality and environmental safety concerns. Projects that crews typically work on may include, but are not limited to:
Trail construction and maintenance
Invasive species management, including pesticide/herbicide application
Land Management Inventory and Mapping
Fire fuels reduction
National Disaster Relief
Recreation and facilities maintenance and construction
Be between the ages of 18 and 25, there is some flexibility to accept members up to age 30.
Have US Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency status.
Have a high school diploma or GED
All offers of positions are conditional upon completion of an acceptable:
A nationwide check of the National Sex Offender Public website;
A fingerprint-based check of FBI criminal history record; and
A check of the State criminal history record repository for the individual’s State of residence AND
About Conservation Corps New Mexico
Conservation Corps New Mexico (CCNM) operates conservation service programs across southern New Mexico that engage individuals and strengthen communities through service and conservation.
Since 1998, Arizona Conservation Corps has worked on projects throughout southern New Mexico. With Conservation Legacy's commitment to supporting locally-based programs and communities, southern New Mexico programming and projects will transition to locally-based Conservation Corps New Mexico operations out of Las Cruces, NM, in order to best serve local communities, young people and landscapes in this region. AZCC will continue to provide operational support into the future.