Vermont Youth Conservation Corps

Actively Recruiting:
Yes

Position title :
AmeriCorps Camping Crew Member or Pro Crew Member

Deadline to apply :
Applications accepted on rolling basis

Type of Position :
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Town, City, Park, etc :
Richmond

State / Territory :
Vermont

Benefits :
AmeriCorps, Education Award, Housing – Primarily Camping, Industry-Recognized Certifications, Public Land Corps Hiring Authority, Transportation Assistance

Project/Program Focus :
Construction/Masonry, Forestry, Habitat Restoration, Invasive Species Mngmt, Stormwater Mngmt, Trails, Young Adult Programs (18+)

Organization/Program Description :

VYCC’s Conservation Program engages young people in hands-on projects that benefit Vermont’s environment and communities. The work of a Conservation Crew includes trail construction and maintenance, carpentry, water quality improvement, and forest management. Conservation Camping Crews and Pro Crews tackle projects all across Vermont, moving from one project to another as they work and live together as a group for weeks at a time. Conservation Crew Members are essential to the success of any Conservation Crew and their efforts have a significant impact on habitat, water quality, and outdoor recreation in Vermont. These projects are made possible through VYCC’s partnership with AmeriCorps (A*C) and The Corps Network.

Position Description :

Crew Members on either AmeriCorps Crews or Pro Crews work on projects in one or more of our four project areas: trails, carpentry, forest health, and water quality.

AmeriCorps Crew are great opportunities to learn foundational skills in conservation and project area. No prior experience with camping or technical skills are required. These crews camp together during the work week and for some crews, also on weekends.

Pro Crews are excellent opportunities to build on existing technical skills and work on more technically complex projects. Members on these crews have the option to camp together but also, depending on the project, may return home at night after the work day has ended.

Fall crews start in August and run until October.

See more details and exact dates for AmeriCorps Crews and Pro Crews on our website.

Job Duties :

Crew Functions
• Contribute to positive crew morale, foster teamwork, respect fellow Crew Members
• Maintain an emotionally and physically safe work and living environment (when camping together)
• Follow VYCC policies and procedures, and maintain project and program goals, and foster the VYCC mission
• Maintain regular communication with Crew Leader, VYCC staff, and project
partners
• Be part of a team made up of diverse individuals
• Work hard in all types of weather and environments
• Ability to adapt, grow and move outside of comfort zones
Project Accomplishment
• Help to collect, process, and organize data collected in the field
• Participate in high production, quality, and safety standards for crew
Community Development
• Engage with feedback to help set personal and crew goals, assess growth, and celebrate progress
• Be a part of a supportive and encouraging environment both on the job site and when camping as a crew

Requirements :

AmeriCorps Crews do not require specific prior experience or skills. Read more on the position description.

Pro Crews have technical skill requirements specific to the project area. Read more on the position description.

Contact Information :

[email protected]