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Southwest Conservation Corps

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High School Conservation Crews

Four Corners Office • Durango, CO

We are currently hiring youth ages 16-18 from the Four Corners area, and ages 14-18 from Montezuma County! 

About the Four Corners' High School Programs:

The Four Corners high school crews complete challenging and impactful conservation projects in our communities. Under the leadership of two experienced and trained Crew Leaders, our crews of 8 high school students work together for four weeks and gain valuable work experience in the conservation field, while also learning skills like teamwork, communication, leadership, work ethic and the importance of community service.

High School Camping Crew: Session 1: June 3rd - June 29th OR Session 2: July 8th – August 3rd

Work with various project partners in the Four Corners area performing conservation projects while living and working in a crew environment! Preference will be given to candidates from the Four Corners Region as members need transportation to Hesperus, CO for drop off at 8AM on Monday mornings, and pick up at 5PM on Friday evenings.

  • Camping Monday - Friday
  • Ages 16-18: Paid $367.20/week
  • Successful completion of program is contingent upon members being present for after-work activities: the camping component, education lessons, camp chores, debriefs, and Friday Education and De-Rig days.
  • APPLY HERE

Montezuma County Service Learning Crew: June 5th - June 29th

Work with Montezuma School to Farm Project at various schools in Montezuma County! 

  • Tuesday – Friday 
  • Ages 14-16: Paid $280.32/Week
  • Transportation available for participants from central locations in each town
  • MUST BE A MONTEZUMA COUNTY RESIDENT AS PER FUNDING
  • Middle school students have the opportunity to volunteer for this program (ages 11-13) on Thursdays and Fridays at Cortez Middle School. Transportation is not provided for volunteers. Please reach out to Teresa directly if you are interested.
  • APPLY HERE

Montezuma County Community Development Crew: July 9th - August 2nd

Work with the City of Cortez performing various conservation projects!

  • Monday - Thursday
  • Ages 16-18: Paid $326.40/week
  • Transportation available for participants from central locations in each town
  • MUST BE A MONTEZUMA COUNTY RESIDENT AS PER FUNDING
  • APPLY HERE

Questions? Contact Teresa DiTore, Durango’s Youth Programs Manager: teresa@conservationlegacy.org

APPLY TO ALL FOUR CORNERS PROGRAMS HERE!

You can also visit the Open Positions page and scroll down to the High School Crew section to find specific information and links to applications.

Los Valles Office • Salida, CO and the San Luis Valley

We are currently hiring for our 2018 High School Day Crews based out of Costilla County, Chaffee County, Saguache County, Mineral/Rio Grande County, and Alamosa!

About Los Valles High School Crews: 

The Los Valles high school crews participate in project work in their local counties. The crews consist of 6-8 members, ages 14-18, with 2 adult crew leaders. As a crew, they participate trail-building, restoration, fence building, invasive species removal, community clean up, painting and tree planting. 

Program Schedule: 

Los Valles runs two 5 week summer sessions (see below). During 4 of those weeks, crews run 8 am-4:30 pm Monday thru Friday. Each week consists of 4 work days and 1 education day. The 5th week is a camping week, consisting of project work, extra skill building, team building, and a chance to build upon the skills they've learned over the coarse of the program. 

Session 1 (May 28–June 29) 

  • Costilla County 
  • Saguache County 
  • Rio Grande/Mineral Counties 

Session 2 (July 10–August 4) 

  • Costilla County 
  • Chaffee County
  • Alamosa 

Compensation: 

$350 per week (Minimum wage for minors- $8.76 per hour for 40 hours)

Questions? Contact Aubrey Tamietti, Youth Program Coordinator: aubrey@conservationlegacy.org

APPLY HERE!

You can also visit the Position Openings page and scroll down to the High School Crew section to find specific information and links to applications.

Four Corners • Durango Recruiter Contact

Teresa DiTore, Youth Programs Manager

teresa@conservationlegacy.org

Los Valles • Salida Recruiter contact

Aubrey Tamietti, Program Coordinator 

aubrey@conservationlegacy.org