Field Crew

Serving on an MCC field crew gives you the opportunity to 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 program, your home is a tent for much of the time, and meals are shared around camp with your fellow crew members. 

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.

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Position Offerings

Location: Bozeman, Helena, Kalispell
Program Dates: February 5 through November 7, 2018
Living Allowance: $631.50 biweekly
AmeriCorps Education Award: $5,815.00 upon completion of the program

A Crew Leader’s term of service has two distinct pieces: leadership development and leading their own crew. During the Leadership Development Program the Crew Leaders operate as their own crew. They learn and grow individually, produce strong bonds, develop running jokes and create high expectations for quality work. Midway through the spring they are paired with a co-leader and practice these new skills leading their peer group on various projects. During this time they gain valuable skills to prepare for leading and training their own crew.

By the end of May the Crew Leaders begin their field season and start mentoring the members of their own crew. Whether it’s clearing downed trees with a chainsaw, building a new trail in the deep wilderness, or restoring sage grouse habitat on the eastern plains; crews complete projects of all sorts in every type of Western landscape. Although our participants spend most of their time outside and living in a tent, they will get involved in their local communities by finding volunteer opportunities and attending public meetings. Joining MCC is not a job – it’s a serious commitment to service and an opportunity to immerse oneself in a diverse experience.

This position is available in all four of our regions! There is no need to apply to multiple regions because your application can be transferred to other locations when necessary. 

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Location: Kalispell
Program Dates: February 5 through November 7, 2018
Living Allowance: $650.00 biweekly
AmeriCorps Education Award: $5,815.00 upon completion of the program

A Senior Crew Leader’s term of service provides the opportunity to explore different roles and responsibilities within the organization. During the Leadership Development Program the Senior Crew Leader supports regional staff in training Field and Youth Crew Leaders with the technical and fundamental skills required for their field season. Throughout the summer and fall the Senior Crew Leader is there to continue to support leaders as they reach project goals, and mentor crew members through the program. It is a unique position where one can grow individually and professionally while working on independent tasks and supporting staff.

The design of this position is to remain flexible in the changing atmosphere of work. Whether it’s clearing downed trees with a chainsaw, coordinating with other groups for volunteer opportunities, building a new trail in the deep wilderness, assisting with regional inventory, teaching a group of youth during an afterschool program or restoring sage grouse habitat on the eastern plains; this leader completes projects of all sorts. Joining MCC is not a job – it’s a serious commitment to service and an opportunity to immerse oneself in a diverse experience. 

This position is available in all four of our regions! There is no need to apply to multiple regions because your application can be transferred to other locations when necessary. 

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Location: Bozeman, Helena, Kalispell, Missoula
Program Dates: May 21 through November 2, 2018
Living Allowance: $504.00 biweekly
AmeriCorps Education Award: $2,907.50 upon completion of the program

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.

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.

We will begin accepting Crew Member applications on December 18th!

Be Notified When This Position Opens!

Location: Kalispell
Program Dates: May 21 through August 17, 2018
Living Allowance: $504.00 biweekly
AmeriCorps Education Award: $1,538.36 upon completion of the program

This position is just like the standard Crew Member position above, but shorter, taking place in the summer! 

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.

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.

We will begin accepting Summer Crew Member applications on December 18th!

Be Notified When This Position Opens!

Location: Kalispell
Program Dates: August 6 through November 2, 2018
Living Allowance: $504.00 biweekly
AmeriCorps Education Award: $1,538.36 upon completion of the program

This position is just like the standard Crew Member position above, but shorter, taking place in the fall!

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.

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.

We will begin accepting Fall Crew Member applications on December 18th!

Be Notified When This Position Opens!