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2022 LV Youth Crew Member


Non-Americorps Crew

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Salida, Colorado

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This position is for Local Youth ages 14-18!
Title: Youth Crew Member
Pay: $12.56/hour up to 40 hours/week
Dates: May 30- July 1 and/or July 11-August 12; 5-10 weeks in the summer
**Due to federal regulations, in order to participate in the program, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the first day of employment OR file and be approved for a medical or religious exemption by Conservation Legacy.**
Youth Programs for the Southwest Conservation Corps, Los Valles Region are 5-week programs designed to engage local youth in their communities and provide them with meaningful work and job skills. Crews consist of 6 members with 2 crew leaders who have completed 8 weeks of technical and leadership training. Crews work 8-4:30 M-F. M-Th members work at the project site and F is an education day. Crews are either camping or day (see options below). High school crews play a vital part in their communities by working on local projects, such as invasive plant species removal, painting signs and fences, trail maintenance and construction, habitat improvement projects, and road, bridge, parks and open space clean ups. Crew members must be willing to work under the leadership of their crew leaders, be on-time each day, perform hard physical labor throughout the summer season in a variety of weather conditions, wear a uniform and personal protective equipment every day, and participate in group activities and end of the day debriefs. Getting dirty, hot, and sweaty are norms for the program and members must be willing to 'get dirty' to get the work done. Along with technical skills, crew members will participate in education days to make the work meaningful and promote environmental stewardship. They will also learn effective communication, leadership skills, how to work as a team, work ethic, and the importance of civic engagement.  

Crew Options:

Session 1 (May 30- July 1)  

  • Costilla County- Day  
  • Conejos County- Camping
  • Saguache County- Camping
  • Chaffee County- Day 
  • Alamosa County- Day

Session 2 (July 11 - August 12)  

  • Costilla County- Day  
  • Conejos County- Camping
  • Saguache County- Day
  • Mineral/Rio Grande County- Day
  • Park County- Day

Required Skills

Members must be able to walk, hike, stand and perform manual labor during the summer season in Colorado. Members must be able to tolerate heat, altitude, rain, dirt, and physical activities. Members must also be willing to work as a team member and follow instructions from crew leaders.  Members must be able to commit to a full day 8:00- 4:30 M-F for the full length of the 5-week program. Food is provided while in the field and there is gear available to borrow. Members must be able to be away from home and be without cell phones or technology while working or camped out.

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