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(Navajo) Conservation Crew Member

Americorps Crew

Gallup, NM
ID: 2448-984

Length Full-time, temporary, 2 to 5  months
Location Gallup, NM
Living Allowance $330 per week.
AmeriCorps Award AmeriCorps member are eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program.  Value of the education award is dependent upon length of service.
Ages 18-24, and 24-29
Start Date June and August 2021 - December 2021

AmeriCorps Program Overview  – Better the land – Better yourself!

Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps(ALCC) engages motivated indigenous young adults, ages 18 -24. ALCC has 5 locations in Acoma Pueblo, Zuni pueblo, Albuquerque, NM, Gallup NM and Hopi, AZ. ALCC is looking for Indigenous youth in and around their communities to engage in meaningful conservation work in the communities as well as throughout  Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. Projects may include, trail construction & maintenance, habitat improvement, hazardous fuels reduction, re-vegetation and local environmental service projects.  Crews may also complete technical and/or specialized projects depending on project partner needs, including disaster relief if the opportunity arises.

Each crew consists of 2-3 members, 1 crew leader in development and 1 crew leader. Crews work and camp for up to 10 days at a time in frontcountry and backcountry locations in all types of weather conditions. Schedule may vary depending on location and program. ALCC crews work in a variety of national parks, national forests and other areas throughout the Southwest. Crews prepare all their own meals and work together as a group to complete all the necessary chores.

Our programs focus on place based learning, life skills development, appreciation of diversity, civic responsibility and career development. ALCC also provides an opportunity for corpsmembers to learn about the local environment, environmental issues and introduces individuals to recreation and resource management careers. 


Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps is specifically designed to engage Native American youth and young adults.

Ancestral Lands Mission: Leading our Nations back to ecological and cultural well- being

ALCC also offers local opportunities as well to do in community work which includes Traditional Agriculture, Restoration projects, Hiking Clubs, Working with local Parks closely related to our communities, Ask about opportunities that may be available in your area



Required Skills

Participant Essential Eligibility Requirements:

Essential eligibility requirements for the program must be met. If you are unable to meet certain requirements, we may be able to assist you with some modification unless it alters the fundamental nature of the program, compromises the health and safety of participants or staff, or places an undue financial or administrative burden on the organization. These requirements are written the same for all positions and therefore may not apply directly to your particular position.

Participation and Expedition Behavior:

  • Work effectively as a member of a team despite potentially stressful and difficult conditions. This may require problem solving on an interpersonal or group level as well as a willingness to accept differences
  • Contribute to a safe learning environment; no harassment of others for any reason.
  • Willingness and ability to complete all aspects of the program including conservation projects, education, training and national service. Members must commit to participating in all crew/team activities, including service days in local communities where applicable.
  • Effectively communicate ideas and concerns as they arise directly to supervisors, colleagues and organization staff.
  • Have the cognitive ability to learn necessary skills and apply them to effectively carry out the service work requirements
  • Appropriately represent the Program and AmeriCorps to the public and project partners at all times.

 Safety and Judgment:

  • Effectively communicate danger to others in the form of either a warning of danger others may be encountering or a notification of personal distress, injury or need for assistance. You must be able to do so at a distance of up to 50 meters and in conditions with limited visibility or loud background noise such as darkness or high winds.
  • Effectively perceive, understand and follow direction by others so that you will be able to successfully execute appropriate and perhaps unfamiliar techniques to manage hazards. These directions may be given before the hazard is encountered or may need to be given during exposure to the hazard.
  • Stay alert and focused for several hours at a time while traveling and working in varied weather conditions
  • Perceive and comprehend significant and apparent hazards, including those hazards previously identified by others.
  • Respond appropriately to stress or crises.
  • If taking prescription medications, participants must be able to maintain proper dosage by self-medicating without assistance from others.

Environmental Ethics:

  • Learn and practice ‘Leave No Trace’ techniques

Outdoor Skills and Fitness:

  • Learn and safely perform fundamental outdoor living/travel and work skills as appropriate to the project. Additionally, remain adequately hydrated, fed, and properly dressed so as to remain generally healthy and safe, avoiding environmental injuries.
  • Live in a physically demanding, possibly remote environment for an uninterrupted period of up to several weeks. Conditions of this environment may vary significantly and may include severe and/or trying weather. The remoteness is such that it may require at a minimum one hour, but perhaps in excess of 12 hours, to reach the nearest advanced medical care.

Substance Free:

  • In accordance to a drug free workplace, alcohol and drugs are prohibited while participating in AmeriCorps and program activities and while on organization property.


  • The use of technology, including cell phones, iPods, MP3 players, and other battery powered devices is prohibited during all work, chore, group and meal times as well as during de-rigs and rig-up.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Sense of humor, spirit of adventure, and desire to make a positive difference.
  • Willingness to work hard and endue long travel days.

Required Experience

Prior Conservation Corps experience helpful but not required.


This position is located in Gallup, NM. View the Google Map in full screen.