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The 2014 application is now available.
As a Corpsmember with the MCC, your home is a tent for much of the time, and meals are shared around camp with your fellow crew members. Guided by graduates of the MCC Leadership Development program, you’ll serve alongside others from across the country who share your passion for hard work and conservation. Your time with MCC will have a lifelong impact on you and the communities and landscapes you serve.
Throughout the 5-month field program you’ll explore and develop within the MCC Program Objectives of communication and team skills, leadership skills, environmental stewardship, technical field skills, and the development of a strong service ethic through your crew interactions, designed to enhance personal growth, with the experience itself as the primary teacher. This includes labor-intensive fieldwork, the rigors of camp life, and public lands education focused on connecting your day-to-day work to MCC’s mission.
You’ll discover firsthand what it means to serve your community while collaborating with professional land managers to solve critical habitat challenges caused by fencing, erosion, invasive plants, and forest fire. As a crew you’ll create safe trails and access to some of the nation’s premier wilderness areas, national parks, and forests. You’ll support community-based nonprofit organizations through volunteer service and assist low-income families by weatherizing their homes to conserve energy. You’ll participate in MCC’s field education lessons, provide volunteer service to other community nonprofit organizations on your own time, and attend a public meeting in order to better understand the democratic process.
Serving as an MCC Corpsmember is not easy; you will be away from home much of the time, waking up early and working long hours to complete rigorous and demanding projects, in all the elements that the wilds of Montana can throw at you. You will have sore muscles, sunburns, and conflicts within your crew. But the rewards are great; upon the completion of your term you will find yourself with an enhanced skill set that you never dreamed possible. You’ll discover unexpected abilities in yourself along with an enduring self-confidence that will transfer to all of your future endeavors. You will have acquired marketable professional skills, an AmeriCorps Education Award, and a sense of community; all of which create limitless possibilities for your life after MCC. You’ll look back at your season with an earned sense of pride, knowing that you accomplished more than you ever thought possible. And who knows, you may be one of the many that come back to us for another year, perhaps as a Crew Leader!
Qualified individuals with disabilities and those from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. We provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals and are an equal opportunity employer.
Corpsmembers receive a $504 bi-weekly living allowance, training, and health insurance after 30 days. Corpsmembers will receive an AmeriCorps Education Award of $2,775 upon successful completion of the term of service.
Qualifications - Must Have
Willingness to serve long hours and live and work outdoors in all weather conditions.
Qualifications - Desired
Work hard as part of a team.