Live and Work Outdoors Serving Colorado Public Lands
- $465.00 / week
- Some experience required
- Start Date:
- Starts in 5 months. (May 10, 2021)
Training dates (5 weeks): May 10th- June 13th, 2021
Summer Season (10 Weeks): June 14th - August 21st, 2021
Summer and Fall Season*(19 Weeks): June 14th - October 16th, 2021 (Tentative end date, weather/project dependent)
*Potential season extension optional for natural disaster relief at the end of the Fall season
Stipend: Training: $380/week (paid bi-weekly) . Total training stipend $1,900
Summer Field Season: $465/week (paid bi-weekly). Total Stipend of $4,650 starting after completion of Crew Leader Training. Total Stipend including training: $6,550
Summer and Fall Field Seasons: $465/week (paid bi-weekly). Total stipend of $8,370 . Total Stipend including training: $10,270
AmeriCorps: Summer Season: 675 Hour Segal Education Award ($2,360)
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 Assistant Crew Leaders 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, Leave No Trace, backcountry skills, Wilderness First Aid training, and defensive driving. Some leaders will receive additional training on crosscuts dependent on crew placement.
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. During the Fall season there is the potential for disaster relief work as well.
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, live 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 in the Fall you are responsible for your own food 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.