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Imagine waking up to the sun peaking over the mountains, or looking out over the plains as far as the eye can see.  You are in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming or South Dakota, you might be in the mountains or high plains, either way it is majestic.  You are tired because you and your team worked hard the day before building trail, fixing fence, restoring a campground or spraying weeds, but you are ready start a new day because you feel mother natures strength.  You feel a sense of accomplishment and even something more...pride because you are giving back to America.  Beyond that you are helping so many others to connect to the great outdoors and improving our environment. Sound like an experience your ready for? Then don't let the sun go down before you apply today 

  • Field Crew Member (Fall Only)

    Greater Yellowstone Office, Western Wildlands Office, and Northern Rockies Office
    $1,474.00 / month


    MCC is hiring Fall Field Crew Members! At MCC, we focus on the growth of our members, transferable job skills, and making a positive impact on the climate and environment. Crew Members and their crews will camp while working on physically demanding conservation projects across the Northern Rockies and Plains.  Project work includes, but is not limited to, trail maintenance and construction, watershed restoration, planting, backcountry work, forest fuel reduction, and more! Crew members walk away with valuable hands-on technical skills and applicable job skills like communication, teamwork, and interpersonal skills that will help them achieve success in a wide variety of careers.

    Experience the full measure of your character and discover your capacity to lead change in your communities and, just as importantly, in your own life.  If you want to address urgent climate change issues and make a positive impact on the environment then this is the perfect opportunity for you! 

    MCC has a wide variety of resources to support you in your term of service; this includes financial assistance, free behavioral health resources, housing resources, resume & federal hiring training for post-service opportunities, and a dedicated team of staff.  This is an entry-level position; previous backcountry, trails, or corps experience is NOT required.  


    Locations: Bozeman, Kalispell, Missoula, MT

    Ages: 17-30, up to 35 for military veterans

    Term Dates: 08/08/2022 - 10/19/2022

    Living Allowance: $737 biweekly before taxes

    AmeriCorps Education Award: $1,374.60

    Member Assistance Program: Free 24/7 access to confidential behavioral health counseling, financial assistance, medical/legal advocacy, and more!

    Food Per Diem while on Projects

    Access to Pro Deals

    Housing Opportunities Available!!


    Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more!

    There are multiple benefits with an AmeriCorps Term of Service!

    Apply Here!


    MCC is committed to being diverse, welcoming, and inclusive. We are working to reduce barriers to participating in our programs. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.



    • High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED.

    • Ages 17-30, up to 35 for military veterans.

    • US Citizen, National, or Legal Permanent Resident.

    • Ability to hike 3-12 miles per day in terrain that can be steep, rocky or uneven, often wearing a 45lb backpack while carrying tools and sometimes backpacking with full packs of 60-70lbs.

    • Ability to lift up to 35 pounds repeatedly and use hand and power tools.

    • Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check.

    • Available for duration of entire term of service; commitment to completing term.

    • Strong service ethic and desire to serve the community and the environment.

    • Willing to work long, hard hours in all weather conditions.

    • Ability to be away on overnight trips for up to 10 days at a time.



    • Ensure safety is the top priority during all MCC activities and projects; promote a ‘culture of safety’.

    • Accomplish project goals to the standards and satisfaction of MCC, Crew Leaders, and project partners/technical advisors.

    • Follow all MCC policies and procedures.

    • Create a healthy and supportive crew environment.

    • Perform designated crew roles.

    • Participate in all elements of the MCC Member Development program, education, and crew activities to the best of their ability.

    • Promote a positive public image for MCC by wearing the MCC uniform and acting in a professional and respectful manner at all times.

    • Attend, assist, or lead MCC service days and other MCC events, help organize and implement service projects when possible.

    • Work alongside youth and adult volunteers on projects and provide leadership when possible.

    • Exhibit a strong work ethic and positive service ethic throughout the term of service.

    • Attend at least one public meeting and volunteer with a local non-profit.

    • Complete and submit required reports and paperwork on time.

    • Provide information for evaluation of Crew Leaders, including positive feedback and areas of improvement.



    Certifications (Depending on Position and Crew Type):

    • Basic First Aid & CPR.

    • Chainsaw Certification.

    • Crosscut Certification. 

    Training and Opportunities (Depending on Position and Crew Type):

    • Training on Resume Building, Interviewing, and Federal Hiring.

    • Hand & Power Tool Use (including chainsaw and crosscut saw).

    • Backcountry Travel & Navigation.

    • Trail Maintenance & Construction.

    • Leave No Trace.

    • Habitat Management & Improvement.

    • Learn about natural resource management.

    • Develop life skills, work skills, and a strong service ethic.

    • Connect with project partners: federal, state, and non-profits for career opportunities.

    • Join our network of alumni in natural resource careers all over the country.

    • Work in beautiful, wild, and protected places.

    • Work in National Forests, wilderness areas, and National Parks. 

    • Make lasting changes to the environment, climate, and our communities.


    Apply on our website:

  • Youth Expedition Member (Ages 14-18)

    Greater Yellowstone Office and Northern Rockies Office

    Are you looking for a different kind of opportunity?  As a part of MCC's Expedition Program, you will build new relationships, work hard, and explore Montana.  Come challenge yourself personally and as a leader!

    Apply Here:

    Ignite your summer with the Montana Conservation Corps Youth Expedition Program. We have options across the state for you to choose from! All projects are centered around conservation service in Montana’s great outdoors. These programs send you on 11-day trips around the state for conservation work.  Projects could include trails, invasive species management, habitat restoration, and more!

    Combining this work with our CORE curriculum, we strive to cultivate communities of young people inspired to build a brighter future.

    Expeditions are for Montana high schoolers ages 14 to 18 and run during the summer months of June - August. We run these expeditions as 2 or 4-week sessions.

    Our youth programs operate out of our North Branch office in Kalispell, Montana and our South Branch office in Bozeman, Montana.

    2-week expeditions - A 2-week expedition is made up of one 11-day hitch running Sunday to Wednesday. Expedition Members will spend most of their time outdoors, camping, working, and exploring all while working through our CORE curriculum.  Upon completion of your expedition, all participants receive a $100 service award. 

    4-week expeditions - Looking for a more in-depth experience? Our 4-week expeditions might be for you! 4-week expeditions are two 11-day hitches with a brief 3-day return to home in between.  Participants experience the same types of projects as 2-week participants but are likely to have a greater variety of work.  Finally, these longer-term participants earn a service award of $270.

    Technology-Free Environment: Our programs are intentionally technology-free to enhance crew connection. For safety, our leaders have GPS devices and their personal cell phones for emergencies.

    Program Benefits - Here is what you can expect to gain!

    • 72 + volunteer hours 
    • Leadership and communication skills
    • Technical skills
    • Connections to each of the 4Ps (People, Power, Place, Pathwayssee our CORE curriculum page)
    • New relationships 

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fund

    The Montana Conservation Corps is able to assist some participants with portions of the financial costs associated with serving with MCC. These funds are designed to offer financial assistance for youth to serve with MCC.

    Apply Here:

How to Apply

Please apply on our website. Our applications are quick and easy,  but please contact us if you have questions!

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