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I Can Camp! Crew Member/Leader


  • Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa
  • 03/26/20
  • West Saint Paul, MN
  • 55107
  • $1084 / Monthly
  • Part-Time
AmeriCorps Youth Outdoors I Can Camp! Crew Member/Leader

I Can Camp! is one of several I Can! programs, sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). I Can! programs introduce Minnesota families to a variety of outdoor activities including camping, fishing, paddling, and rock climbing. Youth Outdoors I Can Camp! Crew Members co-lead weekend camping workshops in Minnesota State Park campgrounds. Each pair of instructors teaches basic camping skills for up to 15 families with little camping experience. Instructors also provide environmental education, offering information about local ecology and natural resources during each trip. Through their dedicated service, Youth Outdoors I Can Camp! AmeriCorps members add value to the community and environment.

Job Details:
-- AmeriCorps service position (ages 18-25)
-- Term: May 14 • September 3, 2018
-- Schedule: Varies. Typically 32 hrs/week, Thursday-Sunday. Overnight camping required.
-- Stipend: Crew Leader: $1352/mo; Crew Member: $1084/mo
-- Education award: $1538.36 upon successful completion of term
-- Location: Saint Paul, MN

Qualifications: Member
-- Ability to teach basic front-country camping skills to a diverse group of new campers
-- Desire to educate and inspire community members by fostering a safe and supportive environment for camping
-- Ability to provide environmental education to members of the public
-- Positive attitude, interest in service and community work and desire to make a difference

Qualifications: Leader (in addition to above Member qualifications)
-- Significant prior camping experience in front-country settings; experience planning and leading trips preferred
-- Prior leadership experience with peers
-- Experience coordinating project tasks and logistics

Requirements:
-- 18-25 years old.
-- Able to perform the Essential Service Functions 32 hours/week, including physically strenuous work.
-- Flexible schedule to accommodate out-of-town assignments.
-- Valid drivers license and safe driving record (no major moving violations or DUIs in the past five years).
-- Full term of service must be completed in order to receive the education award.

Perks:
-- Gain leadership skills and valuable job skills applicable to any career
-- Earn an AmeriCorps education award for school expenses or to pay off qualified student loans
-- Learn about current environmental issues and network with natural resource professionals
-- Get field experience and gain natural resource management skills

Apply Online: conservationcorps.org/apply

Deadline: March 2, 2018

Questions? Contact Megan Zeiher, Recruitment Coordinator
recruit@conservationcorps.org or 651-209-9900 x35


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