Location: Bozeman, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula
Program Dates: April 23 through August 15, 2018
Living Allowance: $700.00 biweekly
AmeriCorps Education Award: $2,215.24 upon completion of the program
A Youth Crew Leader Positon is the perfect fit for someone searching for a meaningful position that positively impacts middle and high school age youth, local communities, and nearby public lands.
In the Spring, Youth Crew Leaders will receive seven intensive weeks of training, covering topics such as conflict resolution, communication, and facilitation, as well as trail work, tool use and maintenance, backcountry travel, and other technical skills. During the spring, Youth Crew Leaders will also have the opportunity to recruit for youth in local high schools, work directly with youth on various service projects, and develop positive and productive co-leading relationships. During the summer, co-leading pairs will lead a crew of 6-7 local high school or middle school age participants on a variety of conservation based projects, from trail work to fencing to campground and fire lookout maintenance to wildlife surveys. Throughout the summer, leaders will facilitate MCC’s Positive Youth Development based education curriculum while teaching and upholding high expectations for work ethic and work standards. Youth Crew Leaders will camp and work remotely with their crews for 1-4 weeks at a time.
This summer, hone your leadership and hands-on conservation skills, make a real difference, and have a blast exploring Montana’s wild lands.