Fall Forestry QUEER Crew Member 

Southwest Conservation Corps

Durango, Colorado

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

Start / End dates: 8/29/2022 – 11/18/2022  

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

Stipend: $400/week 

Ages: 18 – 30 

Benefits: $1,678.57, 450-hour AmeriCorps Education Award, USFS Recognized Chainsaw Training, food provided while in the field, uniform shirts, personal protective equipment. Wilderness First Aid & CPR/AED certification. 

About the Position 

Our affinity crews create an inclusive space for groups that have been under-represented to gain hands-on experience, technical skills training, and professional development. These crews foster a safer, more comfortable learning environment where participants are able to maximize their opportunities to grow and develop. The LGBTQIA2S+ Affinity Crew seeks to create a safe, non-judgmental, and inclusive space for all regardless of gender or sexual identity. We value respect of names, pronouns, orientation, gender, and philosophies, confidentiality, boundaries (both physical and auditory), and maintaining a safe space for all. 

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 serve and camp for 8 days at a time in either front country (access to your crew vehicle and trailer), or backcountry (hiking all your supplies in with backpacks) locations. You will serve as a member of the crew; perform heavy manual labor, and complete conservation projects using a variety of manual and power tools. You will a participate in environmental education activities. Risk management is of utmost importance, and all procedures must be followed at all times. 

Projects include hazardous fuels reduction, corridor clearing, habitat restoration and fencing, 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 serve 4-days on and 3-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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