AmeriCorps Youth Outdoors Members and Leaders (ages 18-25) perform natural resource restoration projects with a crew of their adult peers and engage Twin Cities youth in after-school service projects and environmental education. In spring and fall, corpsmembers lead crews of Twin Cities’ youth participants (ages 15-18) in environmental education and community service projects after school and on Saturdays. In summer, crews complete natural resource restoration projects. Corpsmembers inspire youth, conduct community outreach and restore habitat in partnership with resource management agencies, working alongside conservation professionals.
-- AmeriCorps service position (ages 18-25)
-- Stipend: Crew Member: $1355/mo; Crew Leader: $1690/mo
-- Education award: $5920 upon successful completion of term
-- Location: Twin Cities, MN
TERM AND SCHEDULE:
-- Crew Leader: February 4-December 13, 2019
-- Crew Member: February 18-December 13, 2019
-- Schedule: Full-time, at least 40 hours/week
---- Monday-Thursday, 7:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. typical during training and in summer
---- Tuesday – Saturday, varied hours, typical during spring and fall youth programming
QUALIFICATIONS: Crew Member
-- Ability to work hard in an outdoor setting in adverse conditions for a minimum of 40 hrs/week
-- Commitment to foster strong work habits, environmental ethics, youth leadership and team unity
-- Ability to present to large groups in an outdoor setting, sometimes consisting of over 60 people of all ages
-- Positive attitude, interest in service and community work and desire to make a difference
QUALIFICATIONS: Crew Leader (in addition to above Crew Member qualifications)
-- Prior leadership experience with peers
-- Experience coordinating project tasks and logistics
-- Experience and/or education in natural resource management, environmental education, youth development or outdoor recreation
-- 18-25 years old.
-- Full term of service must be completed in order to receive the education award.
-- Crew Leaders only: Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
-- Gain valuable job skills applicable to any career
-- Earn an AmeriCorps education award for school expenses or to pay off qualified student loans
-- Learn about current environmental issues and network with natural resource professionals
-- Get field experience and gain natural resource management skills