Americorps Job Board
Youth Outdoors Field Specialist
The AmeriCorps Youth Outdoors Field Specialist (ages 18-25 preferred) provides training, education and leadership to corpsmembers and youth in the Youth Outdoors Program. The Field Specialist maintains equipment, conducts repairs, and assists with habitat restoration projects. Around 60% of the Field Specialist’s time is spent in the field providing training and technical support on natural resource projects.
Youth Outdoors Crew Members and Leaders
AmeriCorps Youth Outdoors Crew Members and Leaders (ages 18-25) engage Twin Cities youth in after-school service projects and environmental education. In spring and fall, corpsmembers lead crews of Twin Cities’ youth participants (ages 15-18) in environmental education and community service projects after school and on Saturdays. When not leading youth, Members and Leaders perform natural resource restoration projects with a crew of their adult peers. Corpsmembers inspire youth, conduct community outreach and restore habitat in partnership with resource management agencies, working alongside conservation professionals.
Field Crew Members
AmeriCorps Field Crew Members (ages 18-25) receive on-the-job training to learn natural resources management skills and put those skills into practice completing habitat restoration projects throughout the Midwest. Crews complete natural resource conservation projects such as tree planting, exotic species management, trail construction, stream bank stabilization, prescribed burning, wildland fire fighting and emergency response. Crew Members also get the chance to work alongside conservation professionals and explore career options within the environmental field.
Field Crew Leaders
AmeriCorps Field Crew Leaders (ages 18-25) lead crews of 4-5 members in natural resource management projects across the Midwest. Typical projects include tree planting, exotic species management, trail construction, stream bank stabilization, prescribed burning, wildland fire fighting and emergency response. Crew Leaders assist with member training and development, perform equipment maintenance and help members improve technical skills. Leader serve as the primary liaison between project hosts and program staff and are responsible for the crew’s overall service performance and safety during a project. Crew Leaders also get the chance to work alongside conservation professionals and explore career options within the environmental field.