Join an AmeriCorps crew working on conservation projects throughout the Upper Rio Grande region of New Mexico. These crews will be camping positions; applicants must be available for overnights up to 8 days.
Crews will work to safely complete forestry/fuels reduction (chainsaw thinning) projects. Additional projects may include trail construction/maintenance, historic preservation, disaster relief, watershed restoration or other community improvement work. All Corpsmembers will receive both personal and professional development training in topics such as First Aid/CPR, financial management, and public speaking skills.
This position is based in Taos, New Mexico. Our office is located at 1203 King Drive. Participants must have reliable transportation to and from this location, according to their work schedule.
April 10th –August 10th
“Spike” Schedule: 8 days on (Tuesday-Tuesday) followed by 6 days off. Camping in remote locations required.
**Participants will attend occasional service/training days outside of this schedule, including weekends.**
This is an AmeriCorps position and corpsmembers will receive a living allowance throughout the season, as well as an education award upon successful completion of the term of service. This award can be used to pay tuition at most colleges, universities, or trade schools, or to pay off student loans already acquired.
$760 every two weeks
Corpsmembers are eligible for health insurance during their term of service. Crew transportation is provided from RMYC headquarters to project sites. For camping crews, food for crew meals is provided while on spike and some personal camping gear is available to borrow/rent during the season.
In performing the essential functions of this position, crew members will need to: