Start Date: Jan 31-July 15
Stipend: $330 per week(issued bi-weekly)
Benefits: AmeriCorps Segal Education Award; Paid training; Food budget while on project; Employee Assistance Program
Spring 2022 Hispanic Crew Leader Development Program Crew:
This crew is focused on connecting young Hispanic, Latinx, and Chicanx adults (ages 18-30) aspiring to develop leadership skills with conservation service work projects on public lands. The goal of the leadership development program is to provide a safe space for members to participate in a variety of training and work focusing on building technical skills and leadership skills. Upon completion of the leadership development program, members are encouraged to apply to be assistant crew leaders and crew leaders. To be eligible for this crew applicants must identify as Hispanic, Latino, Latina, Latinx, Chicano, Chicana, or Chicanx.
Conservation Corps New Mexico (CCNM):
Conservation Corps New Mexico, a program of Conservation Legacy, aims to continue the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s. CCNM crews are based in Las Cruces, NM and project work will take place on public lands in New Mexico and western Texas.
Field Crew Project Work:
CCNM AmeriCorps members serve a term of National Service in New Mexico and parts of western Texas on professionally supervised crews as they explore a variety of opportunities for careers in the outdoors, learn practical field skills, and develop confidence as emerging leaders in the field of conservation. Members are provided opportunities to learn and train under the guidance of professional staff within Conservation Legacy, while gaining career perspectives working alongside agency staff from the US Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, or Municipal, State and Non-profit organizations that work on our nation’s public and tribal lands. CCNM Crews will become proficient in environmental stewardship practices, general worksite safety, Leave No Trace principles and outdoor living skills. Most crews receive First Aid trainings.
Project work may vary due to seasonality and environmental safety concerns. Projects that crews typically work on may include, but are not limited to:
- Trail construction and maintenance
- Invasive species management, including pesticide application
- Habitation restoration
- Fence installation/repair
- Land Management Inventory and Mapping
- Fire fuels reduction
- National Disaster Relief
- Community Service
- Recreation and facilities maintenance and construction
- Crew applicants must identify as Hispanic, Latino, Latina, Latinx, Chicano, Chicana, or Chicanx, and be between the ages of 18 and 25, there is some flexibility to accept members up to age 30.
- Have US Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency status.
- Have a high school diploma or GED
- All offers of positions are conditional upon completion of an acceptable:
- A nationwide check of the National Sex Offender Public website;
- A fingerprint-based check of FBI criminal history record; and
- A check of the State criminal history record repository for the individual’s State of residence AND State of service,
- Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award