GAIN PROFESSIONAL JOB SKILLS, CONTRIBUTE TO CLIMATE RESILIENCE, AND MENTOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF LAND STEWARDS!
The Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) is currently looking for Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Leaders! We focus on the growth of our participants, transferable job skills, and making a positive impact on the climate and environment. YCC Leaders guide Montana Youth on conservation based service projects. These crews work on day projects with a Forest Service district. You’ll have the chance to positively impact the lives of students, local communities, and some of the most treasured wild lands in the West. YCC crews are based in remote, rural communities around Montana, with crew sizes of 5-8 participants. The youth participants typically go home every evening.
These crews provide much necessary opportunities and job skills training for our rural Montana Youth. Are you passionate about youth development? Want to address climate change issues? Want to make a positive impact on the environment? Then this is the perfect opportunity for you!
Location: Bozeman or Kalispell, MT
Program Dates: 5/15/2023-8/18/2023
Living Allowance: $1,040.00 biweekly before taxes are taken out
AmeriCorps Education Award: $1,718.25 upon completion of the program
Member Assistance Program: Free 24/7 access to confidential behavioral health counseling, financial assistance, medical/legal advocacy, and more!
Food Per Diem while on Projects
*Housing is often provided for these leaders
High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED
21 years old on the start date of the program
Valid driver’s license, ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Records check
US Citizenship or lawful permanent US Resident
Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check
Ability to hike 3-12 miles per day in terrain that can be steep, rocky or uneven, often wearing a 45lb backpack while carrying tools and sometimes backpacking with full packs of 60 – 70lbs
Ability to lift up to 35 pounds repeatedly and use hand and power tools
Effective written and oral communication skills
Demonstrates strong service ethic and desire to serve the community and the environment
Embraces willingness to work long, hard hours in all weather conditions; ability to be away on overnight trips for up to 14-30 days at a time
Commitment to completing term; available for duration of entire term of service
Passion for working with youth and the outdoors
Experience working with youth
About Montana Conservation Corps
Montana Conservation Corps' (MCC) promise is to ignite the potential - for leadership, for service, for action and resilience - that exists in every person. Founded in 1991, MCC is a private, nonprofit organization that serves Montana (and neighboring states), with offices in Bozeman, Helena, Missoula, and Kalispell. MCC receives Federal grant money through the Corporation for National & Community Service, which is used to provide participant stipends and education awards, as well as to support our programming. By weaving together leadership development, teamwork, civic engagement, and work-skills training with direct service to our lands and communities, MCC helps members develop competencies for achieving success. In return, our corps members protect amazing wild places. While most of the work we accomplish is in the field, our main goal is not to build trails but to help members develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to be active citizens in their community.