The Leadership and Conservation Program at Mile High Youth Corps is a team-based experience providing diverse service opportunities in education, community outreach, youth development and physical labor to achieve a common goal: environmental conservation. The summer is spent outdoors completing physically demanding projects in state and local parks, mountain areas, and national forests including trail building, community gardening, and fire mitigation. Also, Corpsmembers take on leadership roles as Assistant Crew Leaders, Activity Coordinators and Technical Supervisors for seasonal crews that employ local youth ages 16-24. In the fall, Corpsmembers participate in the Home Energy Conservation Project installing energy/water saving measures in low-income homes, while educating residents about environmental and financial benefits of using less energy. Weekly education and team building activities make this Leadership and Conservation Program engaging and rewarding for those committed to national service!
AmeriCorps Position Description
Essential Functions • Complete new Corpsmember orientation and training. • Work on crews with approximately 10 young adults completing a variety of service and conservation projects in local and/or state parks. • Perform the installation of energy and water saving measures, including aerators, compact florescent light bulbs, low-flow showerheads, and high-efficiency toilets in low-income households in the Metro Denver area. (Training provided.) • Complete independent service projects outside of MHYC daily schedule. • Adhere to all safety rules and regulations. • Fully participate in environmental education, life skills and service learning activities. • Fully participate in technical trainings related to the service projects. • Take on an assistant leadership/ mentor role for a ten week summer program. • Adhere to the rules and regulations specified in the MHYC Employee and Corpsmember Handbooks. • Report to a Mile High Youth Corps Crew Leader. • Other duties may be assigned as necessary.
Hours & Compensation • This is a temporary, non exempt position, from May 13th, 2008 to December 12th, 2008. • Work: Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (may vary depending on projects and season.) • Participate in three Saturday service projects. • Corpsmembers earn a living stipend of $7,642.00 paid in bi-weekly installments. • Health insurance and child care for those who qualify.
AmeriCorps Education Award A Corpsmember is eligible for a $2,363 AmeriCorps Education Award upon completion of 900 hours of service.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities • 18-24 years old • High school or GED graduate • Drug testing may be required during employment • Able to lift 50 lbs., spend 8 hours a day in the sun and hike 2 miles with a day-pack • Available for a minimum of 900 hours of service, 32-40 hours per week • Able to work and learn with a positive attitude and show respect for others. • United States Citizen or Permanent Resident • Able to appropriately represent Mile High Youth Corps and the AmeriCorps Program both in behavior and dress code. Uniforms will be provided.