BIPOC is an acronym that stands for Black, Indigenous and People of Color. The BIPOC Affinity Crew is for BIPOC-identifying participants (called Corpsmembers) who want to serve alongside others with similar lived experiences while gaining professional skill building in natural resource management. This crew will be led and supported by BIPOC Crew Leaders and staff and be provided with educational opportunities aimed at further understanding and exploring historically marginalized identities. BIPOC Affinity Crew Corpsmembers can share stories, discuss common challenges, innovate solutions to common problems, and explore the field of natural resource management in a safe and supportive environment. Our goal is to promote a more inclusive public lands workforce informed by diverse perspectives and voices
The BIPOC Affinity Crew is part of a team-based, 13 week-long Fall Forestry Program. The crew will complete sawyer projects on public lands through the Denver metro area. Corpsmembers on a sawyer crew operate chainsaws on invasive tree removal and wildland fire mitigation projects. They receive First-Aid/CPR and S-212 Wildland Fire Chainsaws certifications. Some sawyers will have the opportunity to receive pesticide application training. The use of pesticide is common on invasive tree removal projects.
• Between the ages of 18-24.
• High school or GED/HSE graduate or still enrolled.
• Must be eligible for enrollment in AmeriCorps as a US Citizen, National or Lawful Permanent Resident. Documentation will be required on the first day. Must bring identification documents necessary to complete the I-9 and other forms on your first day.
• Must be physically fit, able to lift 50 lbs., spend 8-10 hours a day in all weather conditions (e.g., sun, heat, wind, rain, etc.) and hike 7 miles with a day-
• Pre-service National Service Criminal History Check required; this position does not have recurring access to vulnerable populations.
• Corpsmembers must not engage in any prohibited activities as listed in the AmeriCorps Member Service Agreement.
• This position reports to Program Coordinator: Land Conservation.
• Service location: 1801 Federal Blvd. Denver, CO 80204.
About Mile High Youth Corps
Mile High Youth Corps helps youth make a difference in themselves and in their communities through meaningful service opportunities and educational experiences.