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

Work outdoors in amazing places. Contribute to vital conservation projects on public lands. Camp out in the Southwest. Get paid for your work. Connect with the Southwest Conservation Corps—meaningful outdoor job opportunities are available in beautiful Southwest locales throughout the year. Now accepting applications for hundreds of positions beginning in late summer and fall!

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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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.

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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].

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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 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! SCCorps.org

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Now Hiring—Fall Season Crews!
AmeriCorps Conservation Camping Crews
Corpsmembers complete challenging and impactful conservation and service projects throughout Colorado and northern New Mexico. Positions begin on August 30th or September 8th for 8-10 weeks.
AmeriCorps Dolores River Restoration Crews
Crews will complete noxious tree removal and riparian restoration activities on public and private lands along the Dolores River corridor in Southwest Colorado. Positions begin September 8th for 12 weeks.
Must be between the ages of 18-25 for either Crew Team

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.

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. Positions range from 12 weeks to 6+ months, with job opportunities available throughout the year. 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! AZCorps.org

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AZCC is now seeking Tucson Field Crew Members, Tucson Local Crew Members and Phoenix Local Crew Members to begin work in August!

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 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.

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.

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Employment Alert
Recruitment has closed for 2014 Summer Crew Leaders. Plan ahead for next summer—Open Space and Mountain Parks will begin accepting applications in February 2015!

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 ProvidedFrom 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 and 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 Member
Summer Youth Corps Crew Leader
Youth Outdoors Leader
Conservation Apprenticeship Academy

Learn more at ConservationCorps.org/join-corps!

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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?

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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! 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!

If you like learning new things 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 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 to Field Team members, 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 for all positions include a living allowance or stipend, health insurance, 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. Maine.gov

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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

Learn more about this book on Amazon.com If you have a passion for the outdoors, Backpacker Magazine will keep you in the know, including creating your own adventure trip, tasty backcountry cooking, essential camping and multi-sport skills, feature articles and gear reviews.

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

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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