Spend your summer making a difference in Colorado's incredible Rocky Mountains
Giant Rocky Peaks in every direction you look
- Estes Park, Colorado
- $300.00 / week
- No experience required
- Start Date:
- Starts in 4 months. (May 31, 2022)
This is a residential program; participants will be housed in bunkhouses, private residences, or tents throughout the season. Depending on crew location, crews may spend anywhere from 30% to 100% of their season living in tents. Please note certain activities such as food shopping, meal prep, eating meals, cleaning your bunk/tent/room, and evening activities do not count toward your term hours. Crews work in the following locations
• Arapaho National Forests (Sulphur Ranger District)
• Rocky Mountain National Park
• Roosevelt National Forest (Boulder and Canyon Lakes Ranger Districts)
Crew members will work with four to five of their peers and one crew leader to complete conservation, wildfire mitigation and/or historic preservation projects throughout public lands in Northern Colorado. Projects can include, but are not limited to, trail maintenance, wilderness patrols, trail construction, habitat restoration, historic structure stabilization and restoration, clearing trails of obstruction as wildfire mitigation and basic carpentry. Projects are completed alongside National Park Service and USDA Forest Service staff.
Additionally, crew members will participate in orientation and training activities, educational programs, shadowing opportunities and career development workshops. These will review safety protocols, LNT principles, backcountry preparedness, natural and cultural history topics, resume workshopping, USAJobs overview, and a review of AmeriCorps policies, expectations, and requirements.
AmeriCorps Crew Members must be able to serve effectively on a team comprised of their peers, helping fellow members achieve personal and program success through the principles of teamwork and service-learning. Crew Members must be responsive to instructions and feedback delivered by the Crew Leader, Program Staff, and project hosts from land management agencies such as the NPS and USFS.
How to Apply
Visit the Rocky Mountain Conservancy-Conservation Corps webpage via the link below to read through materials, see pictures from previous seasons, learn more about our different Crew Programs, and submit your application.