Conservation Corps Crew Member
Western Colorado Conservation Corps

Interested in spending time outdoors in BEAUTIFUL western Colorado's Grand Junction?

Mountains! Rivers! And Deserts; OH MY!


Conservation Corps Crew Member

Western Colorado Conservation Corps
Grand Junction, Colorado
No experience required
Start Date:
Starts in about 1 month. (Aug 08, 2022)

Training: As an AmeriCorps service-learning program and to prepare AmeriCorps Members for work in-the-field, WCCC provides orientation and technical skills training at the start of the program term in addition to region or project specific training throughout the service term. Focuses include Leave No Trace principles, technical skills for project work, tool use/maintenance, S-212 chainsaw safety training, first aid/CPR, herbicide application, trail building, fence construction, procedures surrounding risk management and best practices, and creating positive crew cultures with emphasis on diversity and inclusion.

Overview: 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). Members must not engage in any prohibited activities as listed in the AmeriCorps Member Service Agreement.

The position also requires preparation time and post session clean up.

Essentials Position Functions:

  • Must be willing and able to camp at least 4-8 nights per week, often leaving for service location on Sunday afternoon.
  • Complete 10 hours of project work a day for 4-8 days while camping in a variety of outdoor conditions, including inclement weather for the duration of term.
  • Successfully complete AmeriCorps member Orientation and CPR/First Aid Training.
  • Must be motivated, responsible, and have a positive attitude.
  • Willing to cook and clean up at camp site when necessary.
  • Participate in evaluation process (number and timing of evaluations depend on length of contract).
  • Participate in WCCC wide volunteer events.
  • Participate in rig-up and rig-down procedures.
  • Live, work, and serve closely with a diverse group of people.
  • Must adhere to and enforce the rules and regulations of WCCC and AmeriCorps, which includes abstaining from the use of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco as well as other rules, regulations, and risk management protocol.
  • Members must not engage in any prohibited activities as listed in the AmeriCorps Member Service Agreement.

Service Environment:

  • This position requires arduous physical activity in adverse weather conditions. Crew leaders must be physically fit and able to lift, bend, carry, push and other heavy physical labor.


  • Excellent organization and communication
  • Passion for an outdoor lifestyle
  • Hands-on physical labor experience preferred
  • High School Diploma or GED required (AmeriCorps)
  • Must be between the ages of 17-25 years of age
  • Ability to commit to the entirety of your AmeriCorps term of service with WCCC
  • Ability to serve on diverse teams or with a diverse range of people

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to typically lift 30-50 lbs. repeatedly
  • Hiking up to 8 miles per day.
  • Be willing and able to run a chainsaw, use hand tools and herbicide equipment with appropriate training.
  • Must be able to complete arduous work in adverse weather conditions (i.e., snow, rain, excessive heat).
  • Ability to camp in remote locations from 4-8 days a week.


No experience necessary! However, you must:

  • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident.
  • Be available full time between the dates specified on the Member Service Agreement.
  • Be between the ages of 17-25.
  • Able to pass a pre-service National Criminal History Check (State, Sex Offender, and Federal).

How to Apply

Apply online via the link below. 

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