“You must be the change you want to see in the world.” - Ghandi
Get experience. Get out of your comfort zone. Get outside. If you need a change and want be a part of a change larger then yourself, then get involved. Mile High Youth Corps is looking for 19-24 year old motivated candidates for The Americorp Leadership and Conservation Program.
The AmeriCorps Leadership and Conservation Program at MHYC is a demanding, team-based experience providing diverse service opportunities in education, community outreach, youth development and physical labor to achieve a common goal: environmental conservation. The position is a 10-month commitment, where a Corpsmember must be able to complete a minimum of 1700 hours of service. The term of service runs from February 1st, 2010 – December 10th, 2010 and is divided into three seasons. In the spring and fall, Corpsmembers participate in the Home Energy and Water Conservation Projects installing energy/water saving measures in low-income homes while educating residents about environmental and financial benefits of using less energy. Summer is spent outdoors completing physically demanding land conservation projects in state and local parks, mountain areas, and national forests including trail building, noxious weed removal, community gardening, and fire mitigation. Corpsmembers also take on leadership roles for seasonal crews that employ local youth ages 16-24. They actively participate in and facilitate weekly environmental education and team building activities, plan and lead service projects, and work towards future career goals with job readiness training. Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong personal work ethic, a commitment to service, diversity, self development, and team work.
Applicants must be a United States Citizen or Permanent Resident, and have a high school diploma or GED. Applicants must be capable of participating in intense physical labor including, but not limited to: able to lift 50 lbs., spend 8-10 hours a day in all weather conditions (e.g., sun, heat, wind, rain, cold, snow, etc.) and hike 5 miles with a day-pack. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and a pre-employment background check and drug screening are required.
Work days are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (may vary depending on projects and season.) Work-related overnight trips may be required for trainings, conferences, and projects. Corpsmembers earn a living stipend of $11,400 paid in bi-weekly installments throughout the year (bi-weekly amount will be roughly $500.00 before taxes) and are eligible for a $4,725.00 AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of 1700 hours of service. Corpsmembers receive one paid week of vacation, August 16 to August 20 and seven paid holidays throughout term of service. Student loan forbearance (on qualifying student loan) is possible though the National Service Trust and health insurance will be provided through Summit America Insurance.
mail: Attn: Outreach Coordinator
6740 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80220