CFS YouthWork Conservation Corps - No Experience Required

Traverse City, MI
Posted 01/26/2024

CFS YouthWork Conservation Corps

YouthWork Conservation Corps crews complete hands-on conservation projects for partners across Michigan such as parks and recreation departments, land conservancies and conservation districts, the National Park Service, the US Forest Service, and many more. We plant trees, build trails, remove invasive species, restore historic structures, improve parks, protect habitats and waterways, and learn how to use tools and work together as a team. All are welcome at YouthWork. As a mission-driven program, we proudly accept and deliberately recruit participants with varying backgrounds, capabilities, experience, and skills. We provide the tools, training, transportation, and other supports to help our members succeed. Individuals from the Native American, BIPOC, LGBTQ, and disability communities are encouraged to apply. YouthWork Basics: - YouthWork terms are typically 9-18 weeks (some longer terms available). - Crews serve Mon-Thurs for 10 hours/day (40 hours/week). Some part-time, 20 hours/week terms may be available. - No experience required! YouthWork provides comprehensive training, transportation to and from the daily project site in YouthWork vehicles, and daily supervision and support. - Upon successful completion, members receive a Segal Education Award (more at - YouthWork AmeriCorps members are assigned to a local crew with 2-4 other young adults and supervised by an adult Crew Leader. Crews typically serve within 50 miles of their home (except spike camp crews/occasional travel). - Crews complete various projects for partners that might include planting trees, developing trails, light construction, landscaping, invasive species removal, historic preservation, etc. Want to learn more or apply? Further help on this page can be found by clicking here.

Member Duties : YouthWork AmeriCorps Members are responsible for submitting all required documentation prior to the start of their service.YouthWork AmeriCorps Members serve on a crew of 3-6, fully participating in daily service projects with other crew members and under the direction and supervision of their Crew Leader. Members will have a variety of duties/responsibilities which may include: trail development, rehab, or improvements; river/waterway improvements or treatment; removal of invasive species; riprarian habitat improvements; historic preservation; blight cleanup; improvements/repair/rehab of local public lands and parks; and other environmental and conservation projects.

Program Benefits : Transportatio Assistance may be availabl , Stipend , Living Allowance , Education award upon successful completion of service , Training .

Terms :

Permits attendance at school during off hours , Uniforms provided and required , Permits working at another job during off hours .

Service Areas :

Environment .

Skills :

General Skills , Team Work .


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