Conservation Corps New Mexico

Join the Legacy at Conservation Corps New Mexico!

​Las Cruces is located in southern New Mexico on the edge of the Chihuahuan Desert. The Organ Mountains are a prominent feature, and there is plenty of hiking, rock climbing, and mountain biking!

Las Cruces, New Mexico
$285.00 / week
No experience required
Start Date:
Job starts soon! (Apr 16, 2018)

Exciting, challenging, rewarding—there is no one word to describe participating in a Conservation Corps New Mexico Program. You’ll learn, but it will probably 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 our communities, and giving something back. We’re glad you’re interested in joining us!

Corpsmember Responsibilities:

As an AmeriCorps program participant, work effectively as member of crew; perform heavy manual labor related to environmental conservation and restoration projects; work outdoors in all types of weather and successfully adapt to various climates; camp overnight outdoors in wilderness areas near work sites for short or extended periods of time; effectively learn and apply new environmental conservation and restoration skills and outdoor living skills; actively participate in environmental education activities; practice appropriate safety procedures in all tasks assigned; use, maintain and repair hand and power tools as necessary.


CCNM is a drug-free organization; alcohol and illegal substances are prohibited. CCNM is an independent, non-residential program. The Corpsmember must supply his/her own personal outdoor gear and equipment such as a tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, day pack, multi-day pack, work pants, hiking/ work boots. CCNM will provide the tools, protective gear, food during days in the field, and transportation to projects. Housing is not provided.

Required Skills

Project Work:           

CCNM works with a variety of land management agencies in Arizona, such as the United States Forest Service, National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management. Projects vary but include trail construction and maintenance, ecosystem restoration, habitat restoration, fire fuels reduction, fencing on public lands, invasive weed removal, herbicide applications, and many others.


The typical schedule is eight to nine days on with six days off, or, four ten-hour days with three days off either in town or on spike (camping at the project) depending on proximity to the work site from  Las Cruces, NM. The day starts at 7:00 AM with a stretch circle and safety meeting. The day includes two fifteen minute breaks and a half hour break for lunch. The day concludes at 5:30 PM. This Term of Service is from April 16th 2018- September 21st , 2018.


Corpsmembers are paid an AmeriCorps living stipend which averages out at $285 per week before taxes. Upon completion of the term the Corpsmember will receive an education award to be used for paying off student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college, or other educational programs and expenses that are approved by AmeriCorps.


April 16th 2018- September 21st 2018

Required Experience


To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 25, and a US citizen that has received a high school diploma or GED. All offers of employment are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check. Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award.

How to Apply

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