Canyon Country Youth Corps

Take Your Leadership Skills to the Next Level!

CCYC is now hiring for our Spring Crew Leader Development Program. Get paid to learn, lead, and grow personally and professionally, while living and working in an outdoor setting.

CCYC provides opportunities for youth and young adults, ages 14-25, to participate in service work projects in beautiful Southeastern Utah. The 2014 Spring Season will feature our traditional conservation work such as building trail, running chainsaws to eradicate invasive species, and building fence.  While completing this work, we will be running a Crew Leader Development Program designed to give our Crew Leaders the tools they will need to lead successful summer and fall seasons.

For the Spring, we will field two crews of five, each with one Head Crew Leader, two Crew Leaders in training, and two Crew Members.

Our Jobs

Check out our full position and program descriptions.

Currently Hiring

Spring Crew Leader
Spring Crew Member
Spring Head Crew Leader

Room and Board

While on working hitches, crews camp in tents. During off time crews have the option to make their home at CCYC's basecamp, within two hours drive of Durango, CO and Moab, UT.


Head Crew Leader: $475-$550 per week, depending on experience.

Crew Leader: $300-350 per week March-June (training), $425-$500 thereafter. Plus, eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award of up to $2,500.

Crew Member: $300 per week. Plus, eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award of up to $1,400.

Other Perks:

  • Make Friends
  • Make a Difference
  • Explore the Four Corners Region
  • Build your Resume
  • Network with Hiring Officials at Land Management Agencies
  • See and Learn Amazing things!
  • Learn Fencing, Chainsaw, and Trail work Skills

learn chainsaw skills with Canyon Country Youth Corps!

Getting Here and Getting Around

Corps Members are responsible for their own travel planning and expenses. CCYC will provide scheduled transportation from nearby airports to our Monticello office, upon arrival.

We encourage members to bring a personal vehicle, as there are many beautiful areas to explore and we do not provide vehicles during time-off.

For Fun

The Canyon Country Youth Corps is located near the Four Corners area and in the heart of the Colorado plateau, Monticello, UT. CCYC is within a half-day drive from some of the country’s most spectacular public lands including Arches, Zion, Canyonlands, Mesa Verde, and Grand Canyon National Parks.

Having fun with Canyon Country Youth Corps

How to Apply

Crew Leader and Head Crew Leaders: Create a cover letter and resume, including 3 references.

Crew Members: Fill out the Crew Member Application.

Submit all materials to:

Kristina Ayars, CCYC Program Development Coordinator
via Email:
or Mail: PO Box 1029, Monticello UT, 84535
or Fax: 435-587-2193

Also, contact Kristina for questions via e-mail or cell phone: (908) 391-9046.

seasonal jobs with Canyon Country Youth Corps

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Season: Spring, Summer, and Fall

Housing: Tents

Staff Size: 25

Age Requirement: Crew Members: 18, Crew Leaders: 21

Locations: Cortez, Colorado, Kayenta, Arizona, Moab, Utah, Monticello, Utah, and Shiprock, New Mexico