Crew Member Now Enrolling May 2017 — 17 Years of Age or Older
As a Crew Member with 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.
What Does an MCC Crew Member Do?
Throughout your time in the field, 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.
Things To Remember When You Apply
Joining MCC is not a job—it is a serious commitment to service and to participating as an active learner in a crew setting. We look for applicants ready to put others’ interests before their own, learn and support their peers’ learning, complete the entire term of service, participate as a positive member, work hard while serving long hours and living outdoors in all weather, respect MCC as a drug- and alcohol-free workplace, and to lead by example. Crew Members will receive a living stipend and an AmeriCorps Education Award upon completion of their term of service.
Crew Member positions are available in four regions around the state: Central Divide, Greater Yellowstone, Northern Rockies, and Western Wildlands. Each region has its own charms, strengths, and specialties. Take some time to explore our regional pages to learn more about each region and remember that wherever you choose to serve, you’ll come to love and value the surrounding community. Please only apply to the region in which you are most interested. You will have the opportunity to express interest in other regions during the application process.
Serving as an MCC Crew Member 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 who come back to us for another year, perhaps as a Crew Leader!
Crew Member Offerings
Central Divide (Helena, MT)
Greater Yellowstone (Bozeman, MT)
Northern Rockies (Kalispell, MT)
Western Wildlands (Missoula, MT)