Summer Crew Member - Los Valles
Posted: January 14, 2020
Location: Salida, CO
Time Commitment: May 25th – August 7th, 2020
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, in all types of weather conditions. 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 a 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.
All crews will go through an unpaid, 5-day orientation (May 25th – 29th, 2020). Food and space to camp is provided for this training.
Projects include trail construction & maintenance, habitat improvement, hazardous fuels reduction, re-vegetation and local environmental service projects.
Stipend: $300/week. Other Benefits: Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Certification, Food provided while in the field, uniform shirts, personal protective equipment. AmeriCorps Education Award: Trail Crew: $1,638.89.
TO APPLY: Visit https://sccorps.org/open-positions