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Conservation Legacy


YCC Mentor

Crew Leader Positions (21+ years old)

Flagstaff, AZ
ID: 3126-984


In our effort to keep our participants, employees, partners, and the public safe, Conservation Legacy follows a mandatory vaccination policy, requiring all participants and employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Providing proof of vaccination is required prior to the first day of service. If you have any questions, or need to request an exemption, please review our policy, here: COVID-19 Resources | Conservation Legacy, or contact


YCC Mentor Summary:

YCC Mentors will work in a team of two guiding a crew of up to 10 young adults, ages 17-18, in conservation projects across Arizona. Mentors are expected to provide training, leadership and direction, while leading their crews by example through hard work, safety and with enthusiasm. A passion for being outdoors and working with a team is required. 


Orientation Start Date: May 30th, 2022

Tonto National Forest: 5/30/2022-7/22/2022


Prescott National Forest: 5/30/2022-7/29/2022


Petrified National Park: 5/30/2022-7/22/2022


Coconino National Forest: 5/30/2022-7/22/2022


Compensation: $475 living stipend paid biweekly



YCC Mentor leadership training will focus on youth specific training including: youth development, motivation, supervision, discipline. Other topics may include: Leave No Trace, outdoor living, crew culture, diversity, and goal setting. Depending on project needs, crews may receive possible specialized instruction in trail building and maintenance, surveys and inventories, fence building or facilities repair. On-the-job training and education will continue throughout the term covering topics such as tool maintenance, plant identification and an overview of public land management agencies.



AZCC is a drug-free organization; alcohol and illegal substances are prohibited. AZCC is an independent, non-residential program. The Mentor must supply his/her/their own personal outdoor gear and equipment such as a camping gear, day pack, work pants, hiking/work boots, etc. A suggested gear-list will be provided prior to starting the term of service. Additionally, AZCC has pro-deals and some gear available to borrow.



Generally, the schedule will be either M-F, 8-hour days or M-Th, 10-hour day, 40 hours per week. At least one overnight experience for multiple days, as a full crew, is anticipated during orientation week.


  • Be between the ages of 21 and 25
  • Have US Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency status. 
  • Have a high school diploma or GED (preferred)
  • Pass background checks: all offers of positions are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and Federal criminal background check
  • Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award
  • Full vaccination against COVID-19 by the first day of employment and ability to provide proof of vaccination before starting


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 provide some accommodations, excepting that which 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 carry out the service work requirements effectively. 
  • 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 (where appropriate)
  • 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 a week. 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, to reach the nearest advanced medical care.


Substance Free: 

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


This position is located at Arizona Conservation Corps, 2500 N Rose Street, St, Flagstaff, AZ. View the Google Map in full screen.