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Land Grants Community Corpsmember


AmeriCorps Crew

Job Location

Torreon, New Mexico

Tracking Code


Position Type


Term Length

Full-time, temporary, 4-6 months


Torreon, NM

Living Stipend (pay)

$400/week + $200/week housing stipend

AmeriCorps Award

Members are eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the term. Education award amount is dependent upon length of service






"Leading our Nations back to ecological and cultural well-being" 

Program and Position Summary:

Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps (ALCC) engages motivated young adults, ages 18 - 30, to complete challenging and impactful conservation and service projects throughout the western United States. Projects may include trail construction & maintenance, habitat improvement, hazardous fuels reduction, re-vegetation, historic preservation, and local environmental service projects.   ALCC provides opportunities for members to learn about and connect with the environment, issues surrounding conservation, and local Indigenous values. 

ALCC crews work in a variety of National Parks, National Forests, and other public areas. Selected members are placed on a crew which will then collaborate to perform project work.  ALCC is a non-residential program and does not offer housing.  Gear and equipment rental is available upon request.


The Land Grants Community crew will perform community service projects throughout Torrance County, NM. Some projects may include trail maintenance, facilities maintenance, landscaping, and many others. Members will receive training and professional development opportunities throughout the term. The crew will be based out Torreon. 


ALCC Corpsmember Position Description

Participation and Expedition Behavior:

  • Work effectively as a member of a team
  • Contribute to a safe learning environment; no harassment of others for any reason.
  • Participate in all aspects of the program including conservation projects, education, training and national service
  • Effectively communicate and discuss ideas and concerns with leaders, crew, and staff
  • Learn skills and apply them to effectively carry out service work requirements
  • Appropriately always represent the program and community while on project


Safety and Judgment:

  • Perceive and effectively communicate environmental and work hazards with crew and leader
  • Effectively perceive, understand, and follow direction
  • Stay alert and focused while traveling and working in varied weather conditions
  • Act with compassion toward crew members, leaders, and staff
  • 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.

Required Skills

Commitment – ALCC participants must commit to all aspects of the program including conservation projects, education, training, and other crew activities.

 – All participants are required to participate in a culture of safety on their crew during all program activities by being aware of and adhering to program policies, as well as fostering an atmosphere of wellness in the program.

 – Participants must be willing to follow all ALCC policies, maintain professional boundaries, and appropriately represent ALCC. 

 – Members must be willing to engage in collaboration, respect others, and assist in making group decisions.

 – Projects are often in remote locations. The use of technology will be limited.

Substance Free
 – Participants MUST be willing and able to refrain from tobacco products, alcohol, and/or drugs while participating in the ALCC program.

Required Experience

Besides the minimum qualifications listed below, no experience is required for this position.  ALCC will provide training and certifications for all essential tasks. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma, HS Equivalency Degree (HSED), or commitment to acquiring HSED while in program.
  • Willingness to commit fully to the program and its mission for the full duration of term
  • Willingness to learn and be a part of a dynamic community of peer leaders
  • Must bring and maintain a positive perspective throughout term
  • Must respect the dignity and diverse lifestyles of Indigenous people
  • Must be able to work long days in adverse conditions


Essential Functions:

  • Frequently required to walk and hike over long distances
  • Required to use hands to operate objects, tools or controls, and to reach with hands and arms
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position


This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, genetic information, and military service. Where a significant portion of the population eligible to be served needs services or information in a language other than English, the recipient shall take reasonable steps to provide written material of the type ordinarily available to the public in appropriate languages.

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