Now Hiring Fall Young Adult Trail Crew Members

August 1, 2018 | AmeriCorps

Now Hiring Fall Young Adult Trail Crew Members

July 19 & August 23 – October 30

Make a lasting contribution to public lands in Vermont. Serving as a VYCC AmeriCorps Member is a unique opportunity to work, travel, and make a difference.

What You Will Do

It is a value of VYCC to work hard, while being part of a dynamic team and having fun. Each of our crews are assigned a variety of projects that will expand a crew members technical skills, as well as their interpersonal skills working with others. There is no better way to both learn about yourself and learn new job-ready skillsets than a VYCC crew!

On our Fall Young Adult Trail crew you will work on projects that:

  • Restore historic outdoor infrastructure at Vermont’s only National ParkMarsh-Billings Rockerfeller National Historic Park;
  • Fight back against invasive plant species and help balance the Vermont ecosystem near watersheds, in meadows, and in forests;
  • Help maintain the 100+ year old Appalachian and Long Trails that run along the top of the Green Mountains;
  • and gain practical carpentry and light construction skills working on infrastructures at a variety of project sites.

Qualifications

  • 18- 24 years of age
  • Solid belief in the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps mission.
  • Strong desire and motivation to work hard and make a difference.
  • Ability to work long hours outdoors and in all types of weather (it’s chilly here in October!)
  • Openness to learning and receiving feedback.
  • Willingness and commitment to following all immediate and general crew policies.
  • Ability to work, learn, grow in a small tight-knit community

Our Commitment to Diversity:

The VYCC is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applications from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, women and gender fluid individuals, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged. All eligible applicants or job-holders have an equal opportunity in all areas of VYCC employment.

Compensation: $250/week stipend (received every 2 weeks) + $1,566 Education Award

Room & Board Included. Amazing views of Vermont in the fall.

Positions are filled on a rolling basis, with preference given to early applicants.

Apply now! Apps due by Monday, August 20!

Questions? Hans.Melhus@vycc.org 802.434.3969 x 135