AmeriCorps I Can Camp! Crew Members and Leaders (ages 18-25) co-lead weekend camping workshops in Minnesota State Park campgrounds. Each pair of instructors teaches basic camping skills for up to 15 families with little camping experience. Instructors also provide environmental education, offering information about local ecology and natural resources during each trip. Through their dedicated service, Youth Outdoors I Can Camp! AmeriCorps members add value to the community and environment.
-- AmeriCorps service position (ages 18-25)
-- Term: May 16 – September 3, 2017
-- Schedule: Varies. Typically 35-40 hrs/week, Wednesday-Sunday. Overnight camping required.
-- Stipend: Crew Leader: $1352/mo; Crew Member: $1004/mo
-- Education award: $1527.78 upon successful completion of term
-- Location: Saint Paul, MN
-- Ability to teach basic front-country camping skills to a diverse group of new campers
-- Ability to provide environmental education to members of the public
-- Positive attitude, interest in service and community work and desire to make a difference
-- Significant prior camping experience in front-country settings; experience planning and leading trips preferred
-- Prior leadership experience, experience coordinating project tasks and logistics
-- 18-25 years old.
-- Able to perform the Essential Service Functions 32 hours/week, including physically strenuous work.
-- Flexible schedule to accommodate out-of-town assignments.
-- Valid driver’s license and safe driving record (no major moving violations or DUIs in the past five years; must be 21 to drive Corps vehicles)
-- Full term of service must be completed in order to receive the education award.
-- Gain leadership skills and 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
For more details and a complete list of qualifications and requirements, please visit our application page.
APPLY ONLINE: conservationcorps.org/apply
DEADLINE: March 3, 2017
Questions? Contact Kellie Lager, Recruitment Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-209-9900 x31