- Term Length: Oct 1st – March 29th
- Pay: $285/week, plus $2,907 education award upon completion
- Schedule: 8 days on, 6 days off; subject to change – but rare.
- Age range: 18 – 25
- Location: Las Cruces NM
Now hiring Field Conservation Crew Members! Live and work in the great outdoors with a tight knit crew: serve public lands while camping, hiking, and gaining valuable conservation skills.
Apply for our October 1, 2018 – March 29, 2019 season at https://corpsnm.org/open-positions
In this AmeriCorps program, Corpsmembers work as an integrated crew participant; perform heavy manual labor related to environmental conservation and restoration projects; work outdoors in all types of weather and successfully adapt to various climates; camp overnight in wilderness areas near work sites for short or extended periods of time; effectively learn and apply new environmental conservation, restoration, and outdoor living skills; actively participate in environmental education activities; practice appropriate safety procedures in all tasks assigned; use, maintain, and repair hand and power tools as necessary.
The typical schedule is eight to nine days on (camping at the project) with five to six days off. The day starts at 7:00 AM with a stretch circle and safety meeting. The day includes two fifteen minute breaks and a half hour break for lunch. The day concludes at 5:30 PM. Schedule will vary depending on project partner needs.
Corpsmembers are paid an AmeriCorps living stipend of $285 per week, or $570 biweekly before taxes. Upon completion of the term the Corpsmember will receive an education award of about $2900 that can be used to pay off student loans, or pay tuition for a Title IV accredited college or other educational program approved by AmeriCorps. Food costs are covered while on the project.
To qualify, you must be a US citizen between the ages of 18 and 25 with a high school diploma or GED. All offers of employment are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check. Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award.
October 1, 2018 – March 29, 2019
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