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

This will be the most rewarding outdoor job adventure of your life.
The Vermont Youth Conservation Corps believes that conservation and agricultural work are ideal platforms to teach leadership, communication, interpersonal, and professional skills. Become a facilitator, trainer, counselor, teacher, role model and work supervisor. Now hiring hundreds of Corps Members and Crew Leaders to work in Vermont as well as with the Great Lakes Youth Conservation Corps in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan!

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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Southeast Youth 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 ProvidedNew Summer Crew Leader Job Openings in the Chattanooga, TN area! Are you looking for an opportunity to expand your technical leading skills while making a difference in the lives of young people? Do you enjoy performing conservation projects on public lands and forests that provide transformational experiences and change people's lives? The Southeast Youth Corps is looking for dedicated and passionate individuals to lead the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) and AmeriCorps Conservation Crews. YCC Crew Leaders will lead and manage two 4-week summer programs made up of six high school students aged 16-18 to perform impactful conservation projects such as trail maintenance, trail construction, restoration, and construction projects in and around the forests and public lands in the Chattanooga, TN region. AmeriCorps Conservation Crew Leaders are charged with co-leadership of an 8-week six-person conservation crews of 18-25 year olds on projects ranging from trail maintenance and construction to environmental restoration. Additionally, Crew Leaders manage the crew at camp in the evening and work to foster personal and professional development among their members. The Crew Leader position requires mentorship and technical aptitude, and a high level of comfort in the outdoors. Benefits include a weekly stipend of $460-$540, paid training and food while working in the field. Applicants may need to find housing arrangements in the Chattanooga area. Positions begin with training in late May and conservation projects wrapping up in mid-August. To apply, fill out the online application. View contact and address information View Google Map & Get Directions View Blog Spot View Facebook Page

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

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

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American Conservation Experience: An International Conservation CorpsAmeriCorps 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 Flagstaff (Arizona) and Santa Cruz (California), 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 western U.S. locations, including Grand Canyon National Park, Lake Tahoe, Catalina Island and many more. A range of voluntary service programs include Conservation Corps, Conservation Volunteer, Internship Program and Volunteer Vacations. 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 11 days to 12 months. Individuals will contribute their effort and enthusiasm in exchange for food during projects, hostel-style accommodations, transportation to and from project sites, tents for use on projects, and an opportunity to explore unique locales and volunteer with people from all over the world. Some opportunities also provide a living stipend. 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. Explore upcoming project dates or fill out the online registration form. View contact and address information View Blog Spot View Facebook Page View Photos on Flickr Follow on Twitter!

An ACE volunteer in Bryce Canyon National Park

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.

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 30 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 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 (OR, WA, ID & Northern CA) during the spring, summer and/or fall. You'll work with a team 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 receive $76-$97/day (based on experience), paid 10-day staff training, food and transportation during session. Non-residential Crew Leaders receive a living allowance of $1,210/month and a $2,114 AmeriCorps education award. A Leadership Development Program geared toward adults who have minimal outdoor experience will earn a stipend, meals, lodging, an AmeriCorps education award, and will be eligible for field staff positions. Apply online or for more information email [email protected]. View contact and address information View Google Map & Get Directions View Facebook Page Watch YouTube Videos

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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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 Arizona, 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-$565/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. Always hiring! View contact and address information View Facebook Page View Photos on Flickr Watch YouTube Videos SCCorps.org

NOW SEEKING Veterans Fire Corps Crew Leader & Supervisors!
Based out of the Four Corners Region, the Crew Leader will train and motivate a crew of six veterans to efficiently complete fuels mitigation projects on public lands.
Based out of Tucson, Arizona, TWO Crew Supervisors will provide high quality, consistent solo field leadership for seasonal Veteran Fire Corps crews.
Positions to be filled ASAP! Learn more and apply »

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

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

Now hiring 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.

Now hiring Summer Crew Leaders/Outdoor Educators — join a legacy of service and stewardship in Boulder, Colorado.
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 and organize crews 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 first aid/CPR certified. Benefits include $13-16/hour, including two weeks of paid training. These seasonal, non-residential positions run from mid-May to mid-August (M-F, 7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.). Applications accepted until positions are filled. View contact and address information Open Space & Mountain Parks manages over 145 miles of trails!

Summer 2014 Employment Alert
Open Space and Mountain Parks is now accepting Summer Crew Leader applications!

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 outdoor education, youth development, service learning and stewardship education? 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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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! Providing training in resource management, safety, job-readiness and technical skills, Conservation Corps helps young people develop personal responsibility, a strong work ethic and greater awareness of environmental stewardship throughout the upper Midwest. Summer Youth Corps Crew Leaders (22 openings; May 27–August 18) will motivate, direct and coordinate a crew of young people in a rigorous program of work, education and training. Service projects include trail construction and maintenance, footbridge building, landscaping, campsite development and more. Conservation Apprenticeship Academy participants (35 openings; May 19–August 15) serve alongside a natural resource professional in a Minnesota Soil and Water Conservation District during the summer and learn hands-on skills in managing soil and water resources (most often leading to full-time employment!). Benefits include a $1,210/month living stipend, health insurance, student loan forbearance during the service term, a $2,775 post-service AmeriCorps education award ($1,468 for Apprenticeships), and the opportunity to explore career options within the environmental field. 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 both programs. If you are highly motivated, a committed individual, and passionate about habitat restoration and the outdoors, apply online now! View contact and address information View Facebook Page Follow on Twitter! Watch YouTube Videos

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 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. Did you know that 15-20% of summer youth participants are deaf or hard of hearing? ASL Interpreters are strongly encouraged to apply; you will serve as a Crew Leader and have the opportunity to foster positive relationships between deaf and hearing members of your crew!

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Vermont Youth Conservation Corps: life changing outdoor experiences for youth

Lead the outdoor job adventure of a lifetime with the VYCC! Equip young people with the tools to complete vital conservation and service projects.

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 to serve as their teachers, mentors, supervisors, and role models for the Conservation Program's Roving, Community, and Leadership Development. As a Leader you will be responsible for 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 while drawing out your own strengths and enhancing your existing skills. Once your crew of six to eight Corps Members arrives, you will use what you've learned to build your crew into a tight-knit community through meaningful conservation projects, such as trail construction, bridge building and watershed restoration.

Leadership positions span from three to ten months, with three start dates available in January, April and May. Opportunities exist in both day and residential settings; Crew Member positions are also available. Benefits include extensive training and professional development, potential for AmeriCorps education award, a competitive wage, room and board for roving crews, and pro-deals or discounts on outdoor gear. Positions are filled on a rolling basis beginning in late fall, with preference given to early applicants. Apply now! View contact and address information View Google Map & Get Directions View Facebook Page View Photos on Flickr Follow on Twitter! Watch YouTube Videos VYCC.org

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The VYCC is also seeking Crew Leaders and Corps Members to be part of the Great Lakes Youth Conservation Corps this summer in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Become a teacher, mentor, supervisor and role model with the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps

If you're looking for the outdoor adventure of a lifetime while making a significant impact on young people and our environment, the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps will equip you with the tools to live and work in the great outdoors.

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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!

Maine Conservation CorpsAmeriCorps Education Award ProvidedProgram in the Spotlight Whether backpacking to remote Appalachian Trail work sites, patrolling trails at Acadia National Park, or building mountain bike trails, a wooden bridge or stone steps, the Maine Conservation Corps 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 people 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, Veteran Community Leaders and Environmental Stewards will work with nonprofits, state or federal agencies to increase organizational volunteer capacity by recruiting and training community volunteers in conservation projects. Benefits include a living allowance/stipend, health insurance, an AmeriCorps education award and unlimited networking, training and experiential learning opportunities—from conflict resolution and leadership skills to trail rigging and stone working. 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. Maine.gov View contact and address information View Facebook Page

FALL SEASON Employment Alert
Have you ever wondered about the hard work that goes into your favorite trails? How about learning how to move a 500-pound boulder or building a bridge? Spending a season as a Field Team Member is the way to go! Learn more & apply by June 20, 2014 »

Build great things with the Maine Conservation Corps

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.

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 hiring energetic and motivated individuals to help take care of this exceptional natural outdoor legacy! Explore the opportunities:

Maine Trail Crew Leaders (May 10 to August 16): teach and lead a volunteer trail crew doing footpath reconstruction work on the Appalachian Trail and at remote sites. Projects include building stone steps, waterbars and retaining walls and new trail. Benefits include $12.75/hour plus meals and lodging.

Maine Trail Crew Camp Coordinator (May 10 to August 16): support 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 $12.75/hour plus meals and lodging.

Caretakers & Ridgerunners (May to October): interact with hikers, impart Leave No Trace principles to promote protection of the trail and its campsites, and manage high use camping sites. Benefits include $12.75/hour, plus backpacking and camping gear for the season.

Maine Trail Crew Volunteers (June 14 to August 13 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 all meals.

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Maine Appalachian Trail Club Trail Crews

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!

Backpacker Magazine

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Landing a job in National Parks & U.S. Forests

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.

Leave No Trace

Hot News Alert In its simplest form, Leave No Trace is about making good decisions to protect the world around us—the world we all enjoy.

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