Friday, March 4, 2011

Work Outdoors, Create Change (volunteer jobs in chico USA)

The Northwest Youth Corps is currently hiring for the following positions and programs;

Closing Date: Open Until Filled,
Dates: LDP 3 April 7th-July 10th, LDP 4 May 26th--August 21st
LDP 3 and LDP 4 This is an AmeriCorps position. Participants earn $3500 for successfully completing the program, in addition to a $2038 AmeriCorps education award to be used for college or vocational study.
All crew meals and tent lodging included. Northwest Youth Corps is an equal opportunity employer.

The Leadership Development Program (LDP) was created in 1996 to offer leadership opportunities to people interested in pursuing employment with Northwest Youth Corps or other similar outdoor pursuit programs in a leadership capacity. The first half of the program integrates team-based work projects, education, and on-site vocational training into a curriculum that stresses leadership growth, and the development of conservation work skills. Participants will develop hard skills working on conservation and recreation projects while developing the soft skills required to be a successful leader spanning a variety of disciplines. The second half of the program requires participants to work side by side with our Conservation Corps staff, providing hands on leadership experience with youth crews. The entire program's work, educational, and recreational activities will be linked by a unifying theme: "Outdoor Leadership".

Education - minimum of a high school diploma. Additional background in outdoor recreation, environmental education, or resource management desirable. CPR and First Aid certification required.
Experience - Applications will be reviewed considering all past work experience, outdoor recreation background, or volunteer experience relevant to this position. Prior outdoor recreation experience, familiarity using hand tools is desirable. LDP members must be 20 years of age.
Physical condition - applicants must be in good physical condition and capable of working long hours on strenuous, labor intensive projects. Work projects often require heavy lifting, constant bending, digging, and extensive backcountry travel. Applicants must be able to backpack 12 miles and lift up to 50 lbs.

Hours: The Leadership Development Program is a residential program requiring long days, high energy, and love of challenge. The crew works up to 40 hours a week on a variety of projects and spends the evenings and weekends participating in and leading educational activities and recreational outings.

Positions Available: Hiring immediately. February through August; please see NYC’s web site for program schedule.

To Apply: Go to our website and complete the online application.

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