Fall Conservation Crew Member

Southwest Conservation Corps

Salida, Colorado

Job Type AmeriCorps
Salary Details $400/week + AmeriCorps Education Award
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

Fall Conservation Crew Member

Start/ End dates: 8/23/2022 – 10/28/2022, with the opportunity to start in the summer (July)

Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Camping Program for the Summer

Location: Salida, CO

Stipend: $400/week

Ages: 18 – 30

Benefits: $1,718.25 450 hr AmeriCorps Education Award (Value may change depending on term of service), Food provided while in the field, uniform shirts, personal protective equipment. Wilderness First Aid & CPR/AED certification.

About the Position

As an AmeriCorps program participant with the Southwest Conservation Corps, your office is the great outdoors! Each crew consists of 6 members and 2 leaders. Crews work and camp for 8 days at a time in either frontcountry (access to your crew vehicle and trailer), or backcountry (hiking all your supplies in with backpacks) locations. You will work as a member of the crew; perform heavy manual labor, and complete conservation projects using a variety of manual and power tools. You will also participate in environmental education activities. Risk management is of utmost importance, and all procedures must be followed at all times.

Projects include trail construction & maintenance, habitat improvement, hazardous fuels reduction, re-vegetation and local environmental service projects. Crews may also complete technical and/or specialized projects depending on project partner needs, including disaster relief if the opportunity arises. 

Schedules generally are 8-days on and 6 off. There is a possibility you could work 5-days on and 2-days off, or a variation of schedules requiring all AmeriCorps crew members to show flexibility. SCC does not provide housing on your off days.


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