AmeriCorps Crew Member, Seasonal
Company: Northwest Youth Corps
Posted on: January 15, 2022
LOCATION(s): Various, but starting and ending in Eugene, OR or
Lake Wenatchee, WA
BENEFITS: Members receive a living allowance of $2,600 prorated
through their term of service, along with earning a $1,638
AmeriCorps Education Award upon the successful completion of the
NYCs young adult programs are innovative AmeriCorps service
programs designed to provide hands-on training and experience to
those interested in pursuing employment with conservation corps,
land and water resource management agencies, and other outdoor
careers. Our program integrates team-based work projects,
education, and on-site vocational training into an experience that
prioritizes personal development and conservation work skills.
The position is challenging.
Participants work on physically demanding conservation projects in
all kinds of weather and terrain.
Our program is a highly structured immersive experience, in an
environment that does not allow for much independent time away from
the crew, time in civilization, or access to electrical power.
We focus intentionally on the concept of community within our
crews, which means we focus on being present with one another and
do not use cell phones until after 8PM each evening (we
Participants engage in many group activities each day to help the
crew function, including meal prep, water treatment, and tool
maintenance, followed by a family-style dinner and formal
Participants are actively mentored and empowered by their leader
and expected to take on increasing leadership roles within the
crew, including acting as a leader of the day/week by the end of
Through these challenging and rewarding experiences, our programs
consistently help members become resilient, disciplined, empathetic
and strong. A high value is placed upon interpersonal dynamics and
the development of robust workplace skill-sets.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Work Project Participation Crew Members will be part of a
four-person crew led by one staff member. Crew Members are
responsible for the safe completion of assigned projects promptly
to predetermined specifications under the direction of their Crew
Leader. They work closely with program staff and other
participants, paying specific attention to safe workplace
practices, proper tool use, work quality, and efficiency.
Participants will work on high priority conservation projects for
land management partners like the Forest Service, BLM, and Bureau
of Reclamation. Some crews may be focused on the construction of
bridges and kiosks, while others focus on the restoration of
at-risk landscapes and watersheds. Other projects may include fuels
reduction or GIS mapping and surveys.
Development & Education: - Crew Members participate in informal and
formal educational discussions. A Participant Success Plan will be
created by each member to foster self-improvement and reflection
throughout the program. Participants will have the opportunity to
earn industry-recognized credentials.
Desire to learn and grow
19+ years old
High School Diploma, GED
Ability to lift 50 lbs., hike several miles, and be on foot for
8-10 hours per day
Positive mental attitude, flexibility and commitment to success
Ability to listen, give and take feedback
Desire to go the extra mile to make a positive impact on oneself,
others and the environment
Ability to pass a criminal history background check
Submit an application and select your program of interest at
www.nwyouthcorps.org/JoinNYC. More information and a full position
description can be found here:
For questions about your application status please contact Mariah
Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keywords: Northwest Youth Corps, Corvallis , AmeriCorps Crew Member, Seasonal, Other , Corvallis, Oregon
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