Join an AmeriCorps crew working on conservation projects throughout the Middle Rio Grande region of New Mexico. These crews will work a hybrid schedule doing both in-town Day work (weekdays 8am-5:30pm) and overnight backcountry Camping projects (8 days in the field, followed by 6 days off.) Applicants must have a flexible schedule and be available for out-of-town trips up to 8 days.
Crews will work to safely complete trail maintenance, scientific monitoring, and prescribed burn fire projects on public lands. Additional projects may include 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 is an AmeriCorps position and corpsmembers will receive a living allowance throughout the season, as well as a Segal AmeriCorps 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: