Conservation Crew Member

Idaho Conservation Corps

Boise, Idaho

Job Type AmeriCorps
Salary Details $600 a week
Required Experience 0 - 1 years


LOCATION: Based out of Boise, ID. Crews camp together onsite for their entire session so local housing is not required. Project locations may include national forests, national parks, and wilderness areas throughout ID.

COMPENSATION: $6,000 living stipend; $1,824.07 education award for college tuition or loans; food, camping, and transportation once the crew starts.

DATES: June 5 - August 16, 2024

TO APPLY: Please submit an application on our website (https://nwyouthcorps.workbrightats.com) under "Apply Now", which will ask for a resume and short questionnaire, and will send you a confirmation email. For questions, please contact Taylor Mailly, Member Services Coordinator: taylorma@nwyouthcorps.org 

We are currently reviewing applications for spring programs, so you may not receive a response to your application initially. However, we review applications as they are received and early applicants are at an advantage.

Idaho Conservation Corps is seeking young adults ages 19+ to camp, travel, and work together on challenging conservation projects across Idaho.

Crew members camp in tents for ten weeks, traveling to multiple sites across the mountains and forests of Idaho. Experienced field staff provide training on projects such as tree planting, fuels reduction, invasive plant removal, and trail construction, using hand and power tools. You join a close-knit team of 4-5 crew members who play a vital role in improving our public lands and the environment.

This is tough work. We work in all weather. Our projects are hands-on, team-based, and physically demanding. Crews camp together the entire session continuously. On weekends, crews usually go into town to resupply on food, get showers and laundry, and explore the area. Occasionally we have backcountry work deep in the forest for two weeks or more. We value community, connection with others, and mutual support. All training is provided. If you haven't had access to the outdoors but are interested in growing your skills, come learn with us.

All crew member positions are AmeriCorps service programs designed to provide hands-on training and experience. Crew alumni often go on to work for land management agencies like the Forest Service or Fish and Wildlife Service, other nonprofits, or in leadership roles with ICC. Training varies, but can include chainsaw/crosscut certification, leadership philosophy, trail construction and maintenance techniques, conservation education, driver training, and more.


  • Desire to learn and grow
  • Age 19+ (some flexibility for 18 year olds with prior relevant experience)
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs., hike several miles, and be on foot for 8-10 hours per day
  • Positive mental attitude, flexibility and commitment to success
  • Excellent judgment
  • Ability to listen, give and take feedback
  • Desire to go the extra mile to make a positive impact on oneself, others and the environment
  • Ability to pass a criminal history background check (NYC will consider qualified applicants with prior criminal legal system involvement in compliance with applicable laws and position requirements)

Members must complete a minimum of 450 hours of service including: work, training, education, and travel time, a 30-minute lunch and at least two breaks each day. This lunch break, along with activities such as setting up camp, meal prep, cleaning and crew down time, does not count toward AmeriCorps member service hours. No vacation time is provided during the 10-week immersive program.

Idaho Conservation Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Our core purpose is to provide opportunities for youth and young adults to learn, grow, and experience success. We believe diversity is a key source of strength for our communities, and we strive to create a safe and empowering environment for participants from a wide range of backgrounds and abilities. We are deeply invested in the success of youth and young adults of all races, ethnicities, gender identities, religions, sexual orientations, economic statuses, or other socio-cultural identifiers.

In accordance with 45CFR 2520.65, AmeriCorps members may not perform prohibited service activities directly or indirectly by recruiting, training, or managing others for the primary purpose of engaging in the activities. Prohibited service activities are outlined in the Service Agreement and AmeriCorps member manual.


Apply on our website: https://nwyouthcorps.workbrightats.com/jobs/1056364 

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category General / Stewardship , Outdoor Recreation
Tags Conservation Corps