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Mile High Youth Corps

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

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Summer Climate Action Corpsmember

Join us for our 2023 Climate Corps- Energy & Water Conservation program! The Energy & Water Conservation program (E&W) is a team-based, 26 or 34 week-long program for individuals between the ages 18-24. E&W participants (called Corpsmembers) serve on community-based energy and water conservation projects throughout the Denver metro area. Corpsmembers will be enrolled in AmeriCorps—a national community service program.  Get paid $1,120 biweekly while doing what you love and earn a scholarship of $1,374.60 – $3,247.50! Never had a job in conservation before? Not sure if you like this kind of work? That’s okay! Our goal is to support you with the knowledge and team that you need to be successful. We will provide you with hands-on training and certificates related to all projects. *In order to qualify for the position, you must have a high school diploma or GED*  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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salary range

$560 - $560 / week

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International Applicants Allowed?
Work Visa Sponsoring Available

Job Overview

Mile High Youth Corps is a nonprofit social enterprise program powered by
Corpsmembers; complete a Term of Service with our Colorado Climate
Corps program. This is a team based, 11 to 26 week-long program. Climate
Action Corpsmembers will serve Metro Denver residents by installing inhome energy and water saving measures (low-flow toilets, kitchen and
bathroom aerators, programmable thermostats, and LED light bulbs).
Corpsmembers will serve in teams of 2-3 to complete daily household
appointments using MHYC provided vehicles, toolkits, and materials. They
will also educate the community on the importance of climate action and
energy and water conservation. Corpsmembers will receive education and
training that offers leadership development, technical skill-building, and
career readiness through industry recognized certificates. We support you
as you explore your future goals and career pathways!

Special Benefits


  • Biweekly stipend: Earn a living stipend of $1,120 for non-drivers, $1,140 for drivers (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.
  • Industry Recognized Certifications: 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!



  • Combat Climate Change - provide high-quality customer service to low-income households in the Denver Metro area: schedule energy assessment visits and travel to households across the front-range to install high-efficient lights, toilets and water fixtures. Educate residents on conservation techniques and provide information on resources to help improve their quality of life.
  • The Community: Provide support and complete service projects with other local non-profits and community organizations. Projects include service with local food banks, community gardens, and community clean-ups.



  • Training: Corpsmembers engage in career-strengthening programs focused on gaining education and experience. Hands on technical training for project installations, scheduling and reporting. Additional training and ongoing education for leadership, customer service, climate change, 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

  • This program requires some Corpsmembers to be program drivers; driver eligibility requirements: minimum 21 years old, valid driver’s license, and insurable DMV record.
  • This position has recurring access to vulnerable populations, 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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