Conservation Corps Trail Crew Member
Rocky Mountain Youth Corps

Work on trails in the Rockies and spend a whole summer in your tent under the stars!

Northwest Colorado and Wyoming


Conservation Corps Trail Crew Member

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
No experience required
Start Date:
Job starts in 2 months (Jun 10, 2020)

Office in Steamboat Springs, CO. Crews will serve throughout Northwest Colorado.


  • Trail Crew 18-25+ years (Nationwide residents)
  • Chainsaw Crew (Waitlist) 18-25+ years (Nationwide residents)

Session Dates:                         

  • Summer Term: June 10th- August 21st, 2020
  • Long Term: June 10th- October 16th, 2020 (Tentative end, weather/project dependent)*
  • Fall Term: August 26th- October 16th, 2020 (Tentative end, weather/project dependent)

*Long Term Only: About one week break during the week of August 26th between Summer and Fall Seasons. Members will not be paid a living stipend during this time.

**Season extension possible for disaster relief at end of the Fall season

Weekly living stipend of $380, paid bi-weekly

Registration Fee:
RMYC collects a one time $75 registration fee to cover administrative costs. You have the choice to pay this fee with check/cash or you can opt to have it paid out of your first, full, two-week stipend.  

AmeriCorps Benefits:

  • Summer Only: 450 Hour Segal Education Award ($1612.43)
  • Long Term: 900 Hour Segal Education Award ($3,047.50)
  • Fall Season Only: 300 Hour Segal Education Award ($1,289.95)


  • Food Provided, lodging (camping), transportation, recreational and educational opportunities.
  • S-212 Chainsaw Course and Certification available to Crew Members on a Chainsaw Crew.

In RMYC’s Conservation Corps we offer opportunities for young adults to spend a season serving on meaningful conservation projects throughout northwest Colorado. Projects may include a variety of trail construction/maintenance, fence construction/removal, invasive species removal, wildfire fuel reduction, habitat restoration and/or historic preservation work. During the Fall season, there is a possible potential for disaster relief deployment.

Summer Season: Crews will remain together 24/7 in the field either on project or weekend recreational travel and activities. You are considered ‘ON’ RMYC time the entire summer (10 weeks).

Fall Season: Crews will Travel to projects, work and camp together 4-10 days at a time and then will return to the office and be ‘OFF’ for 2-6 days at a time. Some projects/logistics may require crews to operate in a 24/7 setting ‘summer model’ for a portion of the Fall. During your ‘OFF’ time you are responsible for your own food and lodging.

All corps members will participate in project work, daily camp chores, educational activities throughout the week, and weekend recreation (summer only). Spending a season with RMYC can be a life-changing and rewarding experience. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to service, diversity, self-development, and the team environment.

Essential Position Functions:

  • Live and serve closely with a diverse group of people
  • Serve outside for 8-10 hours a day and camp in a variety of outdoor conditions (No prior experience is required)
  • Participation in all RMYC service, education and group camping activities or duties:
    • Swinging tools, hiking, carrying heavyweights and other physical labor
    • Cleaning the vehicle, group cooking, collecting and filtering water and other group chores
    • Debriefing service projects, risk management discussions, feedback sessions and various educational activities.
    • Any other activities or duties deemed necessary by your Crew Leader or  an RMYC staff member
  • Must adhere to and enforce the rules and regulations of RMYC and AmeriCorps, which includes abstaining from the use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco while operating in a 24/7 setting (summer) or while on hitch (fall); as well as other rules, regulations and risk management protocol.


  • Ability to commit to the entirety of your Americorps term of service with RMYC
  • Pre-service background screening required including FBI background check
  • Must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States
  • Ability to serve on diverse teams or with a diverse range of people
  • Must be 18 years of age or older

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