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Lead the outdoor job adventure of a lifetime with the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps!

Work outside, make a difference, gain experience and get paid for it!
The Vermont Youth Conservation Corps is seeking Crew Leaders, Assistant Crew Leaders and Corps Members for the 2017 season! Lead a crew on conservation projects, camp life and education. OR, join a crew as a Corps Member and gain work skills, camp skills and team building experience. You will be challenged to make a difference and to get outside your comfort zone in ways you’ve never imagined. This is a rich experience that will have lifetime benefits! April through July start dates—apply now!

Backdoorjobs.com • Short-Term Job AdventuresCamp together. Work together. Learn together. Get paid for your work. Complete exciting conservation projects on public lands. Rebuild the Appalachian Trail or Pacific Crest Trail. Plant trees in a National Park. Construct a boardwalk bridge in a wetlands area. Preserve a cultural heritage site. Create and deliver educational interpretive programs at a State Park. Restore a wildlife habitat. Reduce wildfire risks. Help build energy-efficient homes for low-income residents. Rebuild a campground. Teach kids about forest ecology.

These are the types of opportunities that thousands of seasonal workers, summer jobbers and interns enjoy in America's parks, forests and outdoor playgrounds. With jobs that include conservation volunteers, youth corps members, field crew leaders, backcountry crew supervisors, forestry staff, leadership opportunities, environmental internships and a variety of outdoor field support staff, you'll explore every conceivable assignment while working in the great outdoors.

  

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If you like learning new things and want to explore Maine's beautiful places, the Maine Conservation Corps has a job for you!If you like spending time outside, learning new things, aren't afraid to get a little dirty and want to explore Maine's beautiful places, the Maine Conservation Corps has a job for you!

AmeriCorps Education Award ProvidedProgram in the Spotlight Whether backpacking to remote Appalachian Trail work sites, patrolling Maine's Public Lands, or building mountain bike trails, a wooden bridge or stone steps, the Maine Conservation Corps (MCC) will provide Field Team Members and Leaders with valuable outdoor and trail skills over a 3-9 month period. MCC also selects a few enthusiastic individuals to participate in an intensive 11-week Trail Training Program; successful applicants will then qualify to lead a field team through the end of summer. In addition to Field Team members, Environmental Stewards will work with nonprofits, state or federal agencies to recruit, train, and lead volunteers to create and improve recreational trail systems as well as establish a sustainable, dedicated community volunteer base. Benefits for all positions include a living allowance or stipend, health insurance, pro-deal purchases and gear discounts, an AmeriCorps education award and unlimited networking, experiential learning opportunities and training—from conflict resolution and leadership skills to trail rigging and stone work. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, at least 18 (higher for some positions), physically fit, have the desire to learn and serve and be motivated to work with people of all ages and backgrounds. Unemployed or underemployed youth and military Veterans are encouraged to apply. Learn more at Maine.gov.

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Now Hiring — Current Job Openings
Senior Team Leaders to work from January 3–December 31, 2017. Apply by December 16th.
Trail Training Members to work from February 21–August 18, 2017 with potential extension to November 3rd. Apply by December 30th.

Work with the Maine Conservation Corps and live the dream.

Build great things with great people.

Rebuild the Appalachian Trail. Improve hiking trails on Maine's coast. Develop trails with boardwalk bridges in wetland areas. Build great things with great people. Work with the Maine Conservation Corps and live the dream.

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Southwest Conservation Corps: leadership, teamwork, work skills, conflict resolution skills, environmental stewardship and personal responsibility

Work outdoors in amazing places. Complete exciting and meaningful conservation projects on public lands in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. Get paid for your work.

AmeriCorps Education Award ProvidedProgram in the Spotlight The Southwest Conservation Corps offers meaningful employment year-round, with opportunities ranging from eight weeks up to a year depending on crew type. Projects include technical trail construction and maintenance, wildfire management and mitigation, and wildlife habitat and campground improvement. Job openings include residential crew corpsmembers and leaders, backcountry crews, frontcountry crews, Continental Divide trail crews, technical trail crews (useful for those considering a career path in wildland firefighting or public land management) and a special program for Veterans who have served in the U.S. military. Benefits include a living allowance or stipend ranging from $275-$600/week, meals and camping while in the field, an AmeriCorps education award to qualifying individuals, uniform, travel, the ability to live and work in the beautiful Southwest region, and valuable training and field experience.

If you are positive, motivated, hard working, willing to work and participate as part of a team, don't mind a little dirt under your fingernails, and able to camp in all types of weather conditions, complete an application today. Positions run from April through November, with varied start/end dates. SCC is always hiring!

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Southwest Conservation Corps: Empowering individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities and the environment.

SCC has a strong environmental education component, and life skills are learned via formal lessons, on-the-job training, and the process of communal living.

Better the land; better yourself. Residential Crews with the Southwest Conservation Corps blend team building with vital conservation projects in beautiful Southwest locales.

Arizona Conservation Corps programs build healthy and sustainable communities, a trained and experienced workforce and a nation of environmental leaders.

Arizona Conservation Corps is focused on connecting youth, young adults and recent era military veterans with conservation service work projects on public lands across Arizona and the Southwest.

AmeriCorps Education Award ProvidedProgram in the Spotlight Arizona Conservation Corps (AZCC) programs promote personal growth, experiential learning and an ethic of natural resource stewardship while incorporating the guiding principles of community, dedication, challenge, integrity and fun! Seasonal conservation positions include Local Urban Crews, Summer Youth Crews, AmeriCorps Conservation Camping Crews (Members, Assistants and Leaders), AmeriCorps Veterans Fire Corps and AmeriCorps Individual Placements. Project work may include trail maintenance & construction, community service, watershed and desert restoration, tree planting, parks/campground maintenance, fire fuels reduction/mitigation, historic preservation, water conservation and more. Compensation includes a weekly living stipend ranging from $275-$600, an AmeriCorps education award, food and group camping gear for Camping Crews, transportation to and from work related activities, relevant trainings and orientation with AZCC and project partners and the opportunity to work & live in some amazing places! AZCC seeks applicants who are interested in fully committing to the program, who are willing to overcome any challenges, and those who will take advantage of the opportunities, skills and trainings that are offered throughout their term of service. If you are open minded and have what it takes, explore current job opportunities and apply today! Positions range from 12 weeks to 6+ months, with job opportunities available throughout the year.

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Hot AZCC Crew Jobs—Now Hiring!
AZCC is currently accepting applications for Crew Leaders, Assistants & Corpsmembers for field crews based out of Tucson/Flagstaff with work terms beginning this January.

It’s about learning, working hard for the environment and communities, and giving something back.

Exciting, challenging, rewarding — there is no one word to describe participating in an AZCC project. You’ll learn, but it will take sweat. You’ll complete great service projects, but it won’t always be easy. You’ll meet some great people, but you won’t always see eye-to-eye. It’s about learning, working hard for the environment and communities, and giving something back.

Now seeking hopeful, passionate, creative young people to work as Summer Crew Leaders or in the Junior Ranger Program with the City of Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks. The City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks has been engaging teens in meaningful work that makes a difference to Boulder's open lands, parks and community since 1965. The Junior Ranger Program hires youth ages 14-17 to complete important trail maintenance, trail construction, land restoration and parks maintenance tasks. The program emphasizes job skills, teamwork, discovery and dialogue. Junior Ranger Program staff are experienced and passionate outdoor leaders with a commitment to youth development, service learning and conservation. Summer Crew Leaders will supervise, teach, mentor and organize crews of 10 teens for effective team development, project completion, and integration of stewardship education. Applicants must have accomplished outdoor leadership skills and experience working with teens (a background in environmental or outdoor education is a plus), minimum age of 21 years, a valid driver's license and good driving record, and CPR/first aid certified. Benefits include $13-$16/hour, including two weeks of paid training. These seasonal, non-residential positions run from mid-May through mid-August every year.

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2017 Employment Alert
Recruitment has closed for 2016 Summer Crew Leaders. Plan ahead for next summer—Open Space and Mountain Parks will begin accepting applications in February 2017!

Junior Ranger Program Crew Leaders will supervise a crew on a variety of maintenance and resource management projects on Boulder's open lands, parks and community.

Do you have a passion for the outdoors, service, youth and learning? Make a difference as a summer Junior Ranger Program Crew Leader! You'll supervise a crew on a variety of maintenance and resource management projects on Boulder's open lands, parks and community.

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Northwest Youth Corps — Empowering Youth Through Conservation.AmeriCorps Education Award ProvidedAre you looking for a job that will fill your heart and mind rather than just your wallet? Celebrating 32 years of providing opportunities for youth and young adults to learn, grow and experience success, the Northwest Youth Corps is currently seeking adult Field Staff and Team Leaders for both residential and non-residential programs. Here is your chance to live and work outdoors in some of the most beautiful and rugged areas of the Pacific Northwest (including Oregon, Washington and Northern California). Crews consist of nine youth crew members and two adult crew leaders. Field Staff responsibilities include supervising the successful completion of conservation projects, implementing daily environmental educational programs, coordinating camp life, preparing paperwork, leading weekend recreation trips (for residential programs), and learning skills to safely operate chainsaws. Residential Leaders earn $76-$115/day (based on experience and position), paid 10-day staff training, and food and transportation during session. Non-residential Team Leaders receive a living allowance of $4,500 for their term of service and a $2,200 AmeriCorps education award. For individuals seeking opportunities to gain skills and experience, multiple AmeriCorps-based programming options for young adults are also offered. Read through the Field Staff FAQ, apply online or email work@nwyouthcorps.org for more info. Positions are available throughout the year.

Are you fluent in American Sign Language? NYC also hires a special team of summer ASL Crew Leaders to work outdoors helping deaf youth achieve success.

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Here is your chance to live and work outdoors in some of the most beautiful and rugged areas of the Pacific Northwest!

The Northwest Youth Corps is about accepting challenge, getting in shape and being outdoors.

The Northwest Youth Corps is about accepting challenge, getting in shape and being outdoors. It is a life where boots, sleeping bags, mosquito repellent and dips in icy cold lakes replace the usual comforts of home—time where building a campfire, pitching a tent and cooking in a Dutch oven becomes second nature.

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The American Conservation Experience is dedicated to providing professional development and outdoor job skills training to youth (18-35) interested in careers related to conservation and land management.AmeriCorps Education Award ProvidedAmerican Conservation Experience is a nonprofit conservation corps offering opportunities for environmentally focused American and international volunteers who want to make a meaningful difference in the world. Based out of Arizona, California, Utah and North Carolina, small teams of volunteers come together on direct service projects for the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service and other land management agencies in inspiring U.S. locations, including Grand Canyon National Park, Lake Tahoe, Sequoia National Park, the Great Smoky Mountain Range and so much more. A range of voluntary service programs include Conservation Corps, Conservation Volunteer and EPIC Internships. Typical projects include trail construction and maintenance, native plant re-vegetation, non-native species removal, fence construction, erosion control, and wilderness restoration over a period of 8 days to 6 months throughout the year. Individuals will contribute their effort and enthusiasm in exchange for food during projects, complimentary accommodations, transportation to and from project sites, tents for project camping, and an opportunity to explore unique locales and volunteer with people from all over the world. Some opportunities also provide a living stipend, specifically those with the AmeriCorps Program. Applicants are generally between the ages of 18-25, physically fit, and have the ability to stay positive and enthusiastic through less than perfect situations. View current job opportunities and apply online.

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ACE is a great opportunity for career-oriented individuals looking to gain hands-on experience and exposure while expanding their network in the natural resources field, as well as for people looking to experience something new.

Experience a different way of life. Meet people from around the world. Enjoy spectacular landscapes. Contribute your energy to meaningful outdoor projects. Take pride in your team's accomplishments. ACE is a great opportunity for career-oriented individuals looking to gain hands-on experience and exposure while expanding their network in the natural resources field, as well as for people looking to experience something new.

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Conservation Corps: Resources restored. Lives changed.

AmeriCorps Education Award ProvidedSpend a season or year outdoors conserving natural resources, gain field experience, and make a difference! From Minnesota’s scenic Superior National Forest, Mississippi River water trails and Twin Cities parks to Iowa’s forestland and wide open prairies, Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa offers a wide range of opportunities to develop leadership and natural resource skills. If you want to work on a team of peers, build trails, learn how to manage wildfires, lead youth in conservation work, or land a hands-on apprenticeship, Conservation Corps Minnesota and Iowa might be a good fit for you.

Check out what it takes to be a:
Field Crew Leader/Member
Youth Outdoors Crew Leader/Member
Summer Youth Corps Crew Leader
Conservation Apprentice Academy
Individual Placement

Benefits include a living stipend of $1,355/month (Members) or $1,690/month (Leaders), health insurance, student loan forbearance during the service term, a post-service AmeriCorps education award of $5,775 and the opportunity to explore career options. Applicants must be 18-25 years old and able to perform essential functions of the job including physically strenuous work. Individuals with multilingual backgrounds are encouraged to apply for all programs. If you are highly motivated, a committed individual, and passionate about habitat restoration and the outdoors, explore current job openings. Positions begin every February, March and May.

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2017 Job Openings!
Conservation Corps has just kicked off their biggest round of hiring of the year—offering over 200 full-time AmeriCorps positions! Leaders begin February 1st (Members start two weeks later) with work through December 15th. Apply by December 31, 2016.

Conservation Corps will give youth and young adults practical and professional experience, train them for careers, and provide a stable income and an opportunity to pay for educational expenses.

Conservation Corps can give youth and young adults practical and professional experience, train them for careers, and provide a stable income and an opportunity to pay for educational expenses. All of this while being outside in the beautiful states of Minnesota and Iowa. What more could you ask for?

WisCorps crews complete high priority conservation and community revitalization projects across the state of Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest.

WisCorps provides a valuable service to local communities and the environment by engaging youth and young adults in direct conservation projects on public lands across the state of Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest. Serving both as a work supervisor and mentor, experienced adult Crew Leaders will lead teams of 4-5 Corps Members on hands-on projects that may include new trail construction, trail and habitat restoration, bridge and walk way construction, stream bank stabilization, reforestation and invasive species management. Crew Leaders will also be responsible for crew safety, ensuring high quality work, building community, crew work ethics and personal development of the entire crew.

Crew Leaders will earn $450–$500/week (Corps Members receive $290/week), plus room and board. Crew Leaders must be at least 22 years of age with outdoor leadership experience with youth or young adults and Corps Member must be between the ages of 18–25. All field staff must be comfortable with hard work in tough conditions commonly found living outdoors for weeks at a time. Positions are available during the spring, summer and fall seasons, with a minimum time commitment of 4 weeks, depending on the program and availability. If you are highly self-motivated, hardworking, confident, autonomous and relish rugged working conditions, fill out the online application (be ready to also include a cover letter and resume) or email Willie Bittner for more info.

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Projects that may include new trail construction, trail and habitat restoration, bridge and walk way construction, stream bank stabilization, reforestation and invasive species management.

Through high priority, hands-on conservation projects, WisCorps Crew Members gain valuable life and employment skills.

Through high priority, hands-on conservation projects, WisCorps Crew Members gain valuable life and employment skills that will help them to become engaged and active members of their communities, as well as future leaders in the Wisconsin workforce!

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Southeast Conservation Corps offers a variety of youth conservation programs that offer stipend-based conservation service learning opportunities that improve the quality of the lands of the southeast.AmeriCorps Education Award ProvidedAre you looking for an opportunity to expand your technical skills while making a difference? Or perhaps begin building skill sets that will prepare you for diverse employment in the future? Offering meaningful employment and conservation service opportunities, the Southeast Conservation Corps (SECC) operates teen and adult crews throughout the year, with projects ranging from trail construction and maintenance to invasive species removal and habitat restoration.

Seasonal job openings include residential and non-residential Crew Leader and Crew Member positions. Residential (camping) crews will spend up to nine days in the field, with 5 days off in-between hitches. Projects span the geographical area of the Southern Appalachians including TN, GA, SC, NC and KY. Non-residential (local) crews work mostly MO–FR and focus primarily on projects that are within a day’s drive of Chattanooga, TN, and complete projects similar to residential crews. For members, benefits include a stipend of $275–$300/week, an AmeriCorps education award to qualifying individuals, paid training, travel, camping depending on crew, uniform, meals while on camping crews, and the chance to live and work in one of the most diverse ecosystems in the United States. Crew Leader positions require mentorship and technical aptitude, and a high level of comfort in the outdoors. Benefits include a weekly stipend of $460-$600, paid training, and food while working in the field. Crew positions range from 9 weeks to 4+ months, generally from March through October. There are also internship placements that range anywhere from 8 weeks to 1 year, and are based throughout the Southeast region. Learn more and apply now »

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2017 Job Openings
Check back this early winter when SECC starts accepting applications again. Crew Leaders begin as early as March.

Are you looking for an opportunity to expand your technical leading skills while making a difference in the lives of young people?

The Southeast Conservation Corps is focused on connecting local youth to the natural environment through conservation, service learning and recreation.

Southeast Conservation Corps, a program of Conservation Legacy, is built upon and continues the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s. SECC is focused on connecting local youth to the natural environment through conservation, service learning and recreation.

With 18 local chapters located throughout Florida, the Florida Trail Association provides a place for hikers to gather and enjoy each other’s company in the great outdoors, while serving the public through their trail work.

The Florida Trail Association (FTA) develops, maintains, protects and promotes a network of hiking trails throughout the state, including the 1,300-mile Florida National Scenic Trail (FNST). Together with a variety of partners, FTA provides opportunities for the public to hike, engage in outdoor recreation, participate in environmental education, and contribute to meaningful volunteer work. Now seeking a Panhandle Regional Representative who will coordinate successful trail management, protection and volunteer work on the FNST within the Panhandle Florida region (between Suwannee River State Park and the Northern Terminus in Gulf Island National Seashore). Responsibilities include cultivating collaborative partnerships with a diverse group of landowners, business and community leaders, government officials and the public to build sustainable trail stewardship programs and increase regional and statewide awareness of the FNST’s natural, cultural, recreational and historical resources and how these resources benefit the public. Applicant must be willing to work from a home office based in the Panama City to Blountstown area. Compensation includes $35-45K/year DOE plus travel reimbursement, holiday, vacation and sick leave, medical and retirement benefits and opportunities for professional development. At minimum, candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree and professional work experience in communications, land management, ecology, trail construction or related field (a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in one or more of these areas is preferred). To apply, send the following in PDF format to Alex Stigliano: a cover letter explaining your interest and salary requirements, resume and three professional references. Applications accepted until position filled. Desired start date is January 2017.

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The Panhandle Regional Representative will serve as a positive, highly visible, and effective representative of the Florida Trail Association.

The Florida Trail Association develops, maintains, protects and promotes a network of hiking trails throughout the state, including the 1,300-mile Florida National Scenic Trail.

The Panhandle Regional Representative will serve as a positive, highly visible, and effective representative of the Florida Trail Association, conveying the FTA’s messages of conservation, volunteerism and outdoor education to the public.

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The Great Appalachian Valley Conservation Corps moves forward from the tradition of the Civilian Conservation Corps to engage young people in conservation service projects.

With a mission to create opportunity from roots through service, community and wild places, the Great Appalachian Valley Conservation Corps (GAVCC) is a young adult conservation corps program based in Virginia. GAVCC works with a variety of land management agencies in the Southeast region, including the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, State Parks and conservation-based nonprofits. Crew Members will be based out of Chattanooga, TN with project work that includes trail construction and maintenance, building water bars, drains, clearing corridor, and a variety of other trail maintenance tasks along the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail near Jackson, MS. A typical schedule is eight to nine days on with six days off. The day starts at 7:30 AM with a stretch circle and safety meeting and concludes at 6:00 PM. Group meals and community/camp chores will be completed every evening, with some evenings including group discussions on conservation and/or corps related topics. Compensation includes an AmeriCorps living stipend that averages out at $275 per week. Upon completion of the term, each Corpsmembers will receive an AmeriCorps education award of $1,212 to be used for paying off student loans or tuition for a Title IV accredited college. A mandatory training week runs from September 26–30, with work through November 22nd. Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 25, a US citizen that has received a high school diploma or GED, and eligible to receive an AmeriCorps education award. View a detailed job description and apply or contact Zach Foster for more information.

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Through meaningful work on the land, GAVCC Crew Members will develop the ability to work and lead within a crew in a challenging and supportive environment.

Over the course of the program, Crew Members will deepen their connection to the local community and landscape as well as the greater conservation movement.

Through meaningful work on the land, GAVCC Crew Members will develop the ability to work and lead within a crew in a challenging and supportive environment. Over the course of the program, Crew Members will deepen their connection to the local community and landscape as well as the greater conservation movement.

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The Vermont Youth Conservation Corps is a nonprofit youth, leadership, service, conservation, and education organization that instills in individuals the values of personal responsibility, hard work, education, and respect for the environment.

Lead the outdoor job adventure of a lifetime with the VYCC! Equip young people with the tools to make a difference in the world!

AmeriCorps Education Award ProvidedProgram in the Spotlight The Vermont Youth Conservation Corps is looking for strong leaders who are ready for a challenge and enjoy working with young people (18-24 years old) to serve as their teachers, mentors, supervisors and role models for three to five months. As a Crew Leader or Assistant Crew Leader, you will be responsible for managing your crew on the worksite, building a community, ensuring the health and safety of your crew and teaching both life and job skills. The season begins with an intensive staff training that focuses on teaching the technical and interpersonal skills needed to be a successful leader. After training, your Corps Members arrive and you'll embark on an outdoor working adventure together for the rest of the season. Benefits include extensive training and professional development, potential for AmeriCorps education award (Assistant Crew Leader only), a competitive wage, room and board, and pro-deals or discounts on outdoor gear. Positions are filled on a rolling basis, with preference given to early applicants. View the experience »

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Become a facilitator, trainer, counselor, teacher, role model and work supervisor with the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps!

If you're looking to make a difference while living and working in the outdoors, the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps is a great fit. The VYCC offers many positions that allow you to gain technical skills, outdoor living experience and lifelong friends!

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Maine Appalachian Trail Club: Seasonal Outdoor Jobs

The Maine Appalachian Trail Club has been maintaining, protecting and preserving the 267-mile Appalachian Trail in Maine since 1935. Now seeking energetic and motivated individuals to help take care of this exceptional natural outdoor legacy!

Explore 2017 Seasonal Opportunities:
Maine Trail Crew Leaders & Assistant Leaders (May 14th–August 20th): Teach and lead a volunteer trail crew doing trail reconstruction work on the Appalachian Trail and at remote sites. Projects include building stone steps, waterbars, retaining walls and new trails. Activities focus on teamwork and learning opportunities for volunteers. Benefits include $13.15/hour ($10/hour for Assistants), plus training, meals and lodging.
Maine Trail Crew Camp Coordinator (May 14th–August 20th): Support the operation of volunteer trail crews by planning and preparing meals, purchasing food, maintaining base camp facility, recruiting volunteers, assisting with transportation, and arranging leisure time opportunities. Benefits include $13.15/hour plus meals and lodging.
Caretakers & Ridgerunners (May through October): Two Caretakers and one Ridgerunner will greet, register and teach Leave No Trace information to hikers with a focus on youth groups and manage high use camping sites. Benefits include $10–$13.25/hour, plus backpacking and camping gear for the season.
Maine Trail Crew Volunteers (June 18th–August 17th for one or more weeks): Trail Crew Projects focus on rebuilding and restoring heavily impacted sections of the Appalachian Trail. Benefits include local transportation, tents & packs (if needed) and meals.

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Join the Maine Appalachian Trail Club and help preserve this precious and wild resource for future generations of hikers.

Maine Trail Crew Leaders and Assistants will be trained with stone cutting, stone work, and griphoist rigging systems.

Whether you thrive on working in the outdoors in any weather condition, enjoy planning expedition-focused trips for individuals and groups, or simply content with living alone in remote areas, the Maine Appalachian Trail Club has a seasonal job for you!

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The MassLIFT AmeriCorps program is a collaborative effort of regional conservation organizations (including urban conservation and gardening efforts) seeking to increase their capacity to engage with more people and do more community conservation projects across Massachusetts.

AmeriCorps Education Award ProvidedEstablished under the leadership of Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust, the Massachusetts Land Initiative for Tomorrow (MassLIFT) program is a collaborative effort of regional conservation organizations (including urban conservation and gardening efforts) seeking to build public support for land conservation, increase regional conservation capacity, strengthen land stewardship and provide opportunities for youth to connect with nature and engage in service learning. MassLIFT AmeriCorps Members will carry out capacity building projects; educate or train individuals in environmental stewardship; recruit, train, manage and support community volunteers engaged in land conservation activities; and identify new individuals and groups to participate in education, recreation or service opportunities that address land conservation needs. 2016-17 positions include Land Stewardship Coordinators, Community Engagement Coordinators, Regional Conservation Coordinators and Youth Education Coordinators. Compensation includes a living stipend of $12,530 over an 11-month period and a $5,775 AmeriCorps education award, and other benefits, including some travel reimbursement and assistance with health care coverage. Members are responsible for their own housing and must have access to reliable transportation. At minimum, applicants must be at least 18 years of age, a U.S. citizen/permanent resident and have a high school diploma. Please submit an application only if you are willing to commit to the full 1,700 hours and 11-month term of service (August 29, 2016 to July 28, 2017). Applications will be accepted until all 36 position openings are filled. For more information, connect with Sean Pollock.

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MassLIFT AmeriCorps Members engage with their supervisors to develop and carry out three or more capacity building projects over the course of the service year. Some of these projects will involve recruiting, training, and/or managing community volunteers.

MassLIFT brings AmeriCorps volunteers out to serve 200 Massachusetts communities.

All MassLIFT AmeriCorps Member positions involve recruiting, teaching and training community volunteers, conservation staff and others to participate in and implement the member’s projects. Service activities build regional capacity to protect and steward open space for farms, working forests, trails, wetlands, rivers, parks, community gardens, and other lands of conservation and local importance.

SCA: Student Conservation Association Internships & Conservation JobsAmeriCorps Education Award ProvidedThe SCA Massachusetts AmeriCorps is a residential program based in the Kenneth Dubuque State Forest in Hawley, MA, an 8,000-acre forest located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. Environmental Education and Conservation Stewards will work, camp and travel to public lands throughout the state, with responsibilities that include hands-on, outdoor conservation projects ranging from trail construction and maintenance to habitat restoration and invasive plant species removal. Leadership development is also an important component of the program. Each member will serve as a crew leader for at least one 10-day field project. In addition, a portion of the position is spent earning certifications and attending trainings such as Wilderness First Responder, leadership, chainsaw, rigging, carpentry and general trail maintenance and construction. Members will also spend time developing teaching skills through presenting environmental education based lessons and engaging volunteers in service activities. Compensation includes a weekly stipend of $90, room and board, transportation, health insurance and an AmeriCorps education award for eligible members. Community based living is a large component of this program. The living conditions are simple, rustic and community focused. The Corps is made up of 18–25 year olds with diverse backgrounds from around the country. Eighteen members begin their 10-month term beginning in October. Eight more members are brought on in early March 2017 for a 5-month term through mid-August. Service hours are typically performed Monday through Friday (45 hours/week); however, some weekend service will be necessary). To learn more, connect with Tim Craig or fill out the online application.

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The SCA is empowering new generations of conservation leaders, and is propelled by the passion of today’s youth as they protect our environment and pave the way for a more sustainable planet.

This is where America’s conservation service movement started more than a half century ago and SCA remains your best access to a potent force of tens of thousands of dedicated young stewards.

SCA Massachusetts AmeriCorps Environmental Education and Conservation Stewards will have the opportunity to take on the role of Crew Leader for at least one hitch, serving as a professional liaison with park managers, handling the logistics of a project, delegating responsibilities, developing emergency response plans and completing all necessary paperwork.

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Feature Article: A Day in the LifeDo you have the determination of a wombat? A forestry expert provides you with a Get-Up-And-Go approach to seasonal jobs in National Parks and U.S. Forests.

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