Live and Work Outdoors Serving Colorado Public Lands
- $580.00 / week
- Some experience required
- Start Date:
- Starts in 5 months. (May 03, 2021)
Wilderness First Responder Certification: April 25th-29th
Training (6 weeks): May 3rd-June 13th, 2021
Summer Season (10 Weeks): June 14th- August 20th, 2021
Summer and Fall Seasons (18 Weeks)*: June 14th - October 16th, 2021 (Tentative, weather dependent)
*Potential season extension optional for disaster relief at the end of the Fall Season
Stipend: Training (6 weeks): $410/week (paid bi-weekly). Total 6 week stipend of $2,460
Summer Season (10 weeks): $580/week (paid bi-weekly). Total 10 week stipend of $5,800 starting after successful completion of Crew Leader Training. (Total including training: $8,260)
Summer and Fall Seasons (18 weeks): $580/week (paid bi-weekly). Total 18 week stipend of $10,440 after successful completion of Crew Leader Training. (Total including training: $12,900)
AmeriCorps: Summer Season: 675 Hour Segal Education Award ($2,360.00)
Summer and Fall Seasons: 1200 Hour Segal Education Award ($4,336.50)
(Upon successful completion of the season)
Training: As an AmeriCorps service learning program and to prepare Crew Members for work in-the-field, RMYC provides orientation and technical skills training at the start of the program year and additional region or project specific training throughout the service term. RMYC participants will receive training on AmeriCorps benefits, team building, conflict resolution, DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion), safety and risk management, tool safety and use, tool maintenance, Wilderness First Responder training, defensive driving, Leave No Trace, backcountry skills, and RMYC’s in-house chainsaw safety training.
Overview: In RMYC’s Conservation Corps, we offer positions to 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, fire fuels reduction with chainsaws, habitat restoration and/or historic preservation work.
Summer Season: Crews will remain together 24/7 in the field with the use of a company vehicle including on projects and weekend recreational travel and activities. You are considered ‘ON’ RMYC time the entire summer (10 weeks). During the season: food, travel expenses, and showers will be provided by RMYC.
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, transportation and lodging.
All corps members and leaders will participate in service projects, daily camp chores, educational activities throughout the week, and weekend recreation (weekends summer only).
Service projects with designated high alpine crews are strenuous and demanding. These crews serve predominantly in partnership with the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative, working early start times at altitude in inclement weather.
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.