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Mile High Youth Corps

  • 953 Decatur Street, Denver, CO
  • https://www.milehighyouthcorps.org/

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Community Climate Education Corpsmember

Mile High Youth Corps is for young adults who are passionate about protecting the planet. We pay you to complete community-based environmental projects while equipping you with the skills you need to build an impactful career. Join us for our 2023 Community Climate Ambassador Program! The Community Climate Ambassador program is a team-based, 48 week program for individuals between the ages 18-24. Participants (called Climate Action Corpsmembers) serve as community connectors and educate local residents on the issues of climate change, heat vulnerability, and water scarcity. Corpsmembers will be enrolled in AmeriCorps—a national community service program.  Corpsmembers will earn up to $36,255 over a 48 week term of service in total compensation. Never had a job in community education before? Not sure if you like this kind of work? That’s okay! Our goal is to support you with the knowledge and support that you need to be successful. We will provide you with hands-on training related to all projects, and skills and certificates that will lead you to a future in green industries. All we ask is that you bring your dedication to hard work, a positive attitude, and a commitment to a service term you’ll never forget.


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$620 - $620 / week

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International Applicants Allowed?
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Job Overview

Complete a term of service as a Community Climate Education
Corpsmember with our Energy & Water Conservation program. This is a
team-based, 48 week-long program. Corpsmembers will help to create
and implement a new public outreach and engagement project
alongside Denver’s Climate Action, Sustainability and Resiliency office.
Corpsmembers will serve as community outreach representatives,
create outreach strategies, and connect with local residents at
community events and in their households. Corpsmembers will educate
the community on the importance of climate action and provide climate
action solutions to neighborhoods most at need. *Denver Residents are
strongly encouraged to apply

Special Benefits

  • Biweekly stipend: Earn a living stipend of $1,240 (pre-tax) every two weeks.
  • Education Award: Earn a scholarship of up to $2,474.27 (675 hour term, compensation chart below). This award can be used to pay future tuition, training costs, and payback of qualifying student loans. Individuals have 7 years to use the education award.          
  • Timeline: This is a temporary, position with start dates available July- August
    • Standard hours are Monday-Thursday 8:00am-4:30 pm and Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm. Some evenings and weekend hours may be required.
    • Part-time positions also available, details available upon request.
  • Industry Recognized Certifications Available: OSHA 10, First Aid/CPR, Building Science Principles, Sustainability Excellence Associate and your choice of professional certificates for Renewable Energy, Green Building, Water Management, and Outdoor Conservation industries. Build your resume and experience for a future within green industries!
  • Training: Hands on training in public outreach and engagement, community organizing, data collection and management, and installation of conservation materials. Additional training and ongoing education for leadership, customer service, climate action, environmental racism, DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion), and career readiness/development.
  • Supportive Services: MHYC provides resources for mental health counseling, transportation costs, food security, and other personal needs
  • Health Benefits: May be eligible for health insurance after serving at MHYC for 60 days. Members will have a share of the monthly health insurance premium.
  • Student Loan Forbearance: Possible through the National Service Trust on qualifying federal government student loans.

Minimum Requirements

  • Between 18-24 years old. Must be eligible for enrollment in AmeriCorps as a US Citizen, National, or Lawful Permanent Resident. Documentation will be required on the first day.
  • High School Diploma or currently working towards GED/High School Equivalency required.
  • English proficiency; preferred: bi-lingual, Spanish speaking applicants.
  • Capable of participating in physical labor including but not limited to: ability to lift 50 lbs., able to conduct repetitive hand and arm motions, and able to maneuver in tight spaces, including bending and kneeling. Reasonable accommodations will be made in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Desire and ability to engage with people from different backgrounds and demographics.
  • Demonstrate commitment to serving with your team, communication and problem solving.



  • This program requires some Corpsmembers to be program drivers; driver eligibility requirements: minimum 21 years old, valid driver’s license, and insurable DMV record. (Driver eligibility not required for application)
  • This position has recurring access to vulnerable populations and therefore enrollees must complete a pre-service background check including fingerprinting.
  • Must not engage in any prohibited activities listed in the AmeriCorps member service agreement and must adhere to rules and regulations specified in the MHYC handbook.
  • This position reports to the Energy and Water Program Support Staff
  • Office location: 953 Decatur St. Denver, CO 80204. Travel with MHYC vehicles required during service.

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