Rocky Mountain Youth Corps

Fall Crew Member Positions (Trail or Saw)

Posted: July 01, 2019
Location: Northwest Colorado
Time Commitment: Fall Term: Aug 22nd- Oct 19th, 2019 (Tentative end, weather/project dependent) ***Chainsaw Crew Members tentatively begin August 19th for Chainsaw Training


Projects may include a variety of trail construction/maintenance, fence construction/removal, invasive species removal, wild fire fuels reduction, habitat restoration and/or historic preservation work. During the Fall season there is the possible potential for disaster relief deployment.

Crews will Travel to projects, work and camp together 4-10 days at a time and then will return to the office and be ‘OFF’ for 2-6 days at a time. Some projects/logistics may require crews to operate in a 24/7 setting ‘summer model’ for a portion of the Fall. During your ‘OFF’ time you are responsible for your own food and lodging.

All corps members will participate in project work, daily camp chores, educational activities throughout the week, and weekend recreation (summer only). Spending a season with RMYC can be a life changing and rewarding experience. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to service, diversity, self-development, and the team environment.

Job Responsibilites

  • Live and serve closely with a diverse group of people
  • Serve outside for 8-10 hours a day and camp in a variety of outdoor conditions (No prior experience is required)
  • Participation in all RMYC service, education and group camping activities or duties:
    • Swinging tools, hiking, carrying heavy weights and other physical labor
    • Cleaning the vehicle, group cooking, collecting and filtering water and other group chores
    • Debriefing service projects, risk management discussions, feedback sessions and various educational activities.
    • Any other activities or duties deemed necessary by your Crew Leader or an RMYC staff member
  • Must adhere to and enforce the rules and regulations of RMYC and AmeriCorps, which includes abstaining from the use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco while operating in a 24/7 setting (summer) or while on hitch (fall); as well as other rules, regulations and risk management protocol.

-Food Provided, lodging (camping), transportation, recreational and educational opportunities.

-S-212 Chainsaw Course and Certification available to Crew Members on a Chainsaw Crew.

Required Qualifications

  • Ability to commit to the entirety of your Americorps term of service with RMYC
  • Pre-service background screening required including FBI background check
  • Must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States
  • Ability to serve on diverse teams or with a diverse range of people
  • Must be 18 years of age or older

Salary and Benefits

Weekly living stipend of $370. RMYC collects a one time $75 registration fee to cover administrative costs. You have the choice to pay this fee with check/cash or you can opt to have it paid out of your first, full, two-week stipend. 300 Hour Segal Education Award ($1,252.91)

Application Process

Online application