AmeriCorps Members
Western Colorado Conservation Corps

Spending time in the beautiful nature of Western Colorado, serving on teams that make a difference

The western slope is full of amazing views that can take your breath away.

Seasonal
Location:
Grand Junction, Colorado
Wages/Pay:
$1,970.00 / month
Experience:
No experience required
Start Date:
Starts in about 2 months. (Mar 14, 2022)

The Western Colorado Conservation Corps offers opportunities for young adults to spend a season serving on meaningful conservation projects throughout Western Colorado. Projects may include a variety of trail construction/maintenance, fence construction/removal, invasive species removal, fire fuels reduction, habitat restoration, and/or historic preservation work. AmeriCorps members have the opportunity to earn up to $3,172.50, in addition to a bi-weekly stipend, from an AmeriCorps Education Award (restrictions apply).

Duties

  • Must be willing and able to camp at least 5 nights per week, often leaving for service location on Sunday afternoon
  • Successfully complete new AmeriCorps member Orientation and CPR/First Aid Training
  • Complete conservation projects throughout Western Colorado
  • Must be motivated, responsible, and have a positive attitude
  • Willing to cook at the campsite when necessary
  • Must participate in WCCC education program
  • Participate in WCCC wide volunteer events
  • Participate in the evaluation process (number and timing of evaluations depend on the length of contract)

Physical Requirements

  • Lifting 30-50 lbs
  • Hiking up to 8 miles per day
  • Be willing and able to run a chainsaw and use hand tools after appropriate training
  • Must be able to complete arduous work in adverse weather conditions

How to Apply

Learn more and apply by clicking the button below. if you have any questions, please feel free to email tweimer@mesapartners.org 

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