Land Conservation Crew Member - COLORADO SPRINGS
MILE HIGH YOUTH CORPS
Colorado Springs, CO
Fall Forestry (FF) is a team-based, 10 week-long program. FF
participants (called Corpsmembers) serve on environmental stewardship
projects on public lands throughout the Southern Front Range region.
Corpsmembers will be enrolled in AmeriCorps a national community service
program. No experience is required! We will provide you with hands-on
training related to all projects.
Compensation and Benefits:
Biweekly Stipend - Earn a living stipend of \$1,120 before taxes paid
every 2 weeks.
o Leadership Opportunities available: Corpsmember
Drivers are eligible for a living stipend of \$1,140. Returning
Corpsmembers earn \$1,160. More information available on request.
AmeriCorps Education Award - Earn a scholarship of \$1,374.60 upon
successful completion of the term (300 hours of service). This award can
be used to pay future tuition, pay back qualifying student loans or go on an
expedition through a wilderness school! Corpsmembers have 7 years to use the aw
Student Loan Forbearance - Corpsmembers can apply to put their qualified
federal student loans on hold during their term through the National Service
Health Insurance - Corpsmembers are eligible for health insurance the
1st of the month after serving at MHYC for 60 days. Corpsmember contribution
Counseling - Corpsmembers receive up to 4 free mental health counseling
sessions per year.
Networking - Corpsmembers have daily opportunities to network with
federal, state and local natural resources professionals and access to a
vast alumni network!
Training Depending on crew assignments, Corpsmembers will receive
training in one or more stewardship skillsets, including S-212 Wildland Fire
Chainsaws (required for sawyers), trail building and maintenance, and
This is a temporary position from August 21-October 27, 2023 300
hours of service in a 10 week commitment.
40 hour weeks, schedules TBD
Between the ages of 18-24.
High school or GED/HSE graduate or still enrolled.
Must be eligible for enrollment in AmeriCorps as a US Citizen,
National or Lawful Permanent Resident. Documentation will be required on the
first day. Must bring identification documents necessary to complete the I-9
and other forms on your first day.
Must be physically fit, able to lift 50 lbs., spend 8-10 hours a day
in all weather conditions (e.g., sun, heat, wind, rain, etc.)
and hike 7 miles with a day-pack.
Able to be on time and maintain consistent attendance throughout term of
service. Must commit to complete the program.
Pre-service National Service Criminal History Check required; this
position does not have recurring access to vulnerable populations.
Corpsmembers must not engage in any prohibited activities as listed in
the AmeriCorps Member Service Agreement.
This position reports to Program Coordinator: Land Conservation.
Service location: 417 E. Vermijo Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.