Generation Wild Corpsmember 2021 (Denver)
The MHYC Generation Wild Crew is comprised of 4 Corps members (18–24 year-old program participants) who serve together as part of the Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Generation Wild Initiative which aims to connect kids and families to the outdoors. MHYC’s Generation Wild Crew works closely with Northeast Metro Coalition partner organizations that serve the communities of Commerce City, Northwest Aurora, Northeast Park Hill, and Montbello. As a Corpsmember, you will lead and assist activities that provide outreach and education, community engagement, and environmental stewardship. Due to COVID-19, Corpsmembers can expect that some activities will be conducted virtually. Mile High Youth Corps is a regional, non-profit, AmeriCorps affiliated organization that provides service opportunities that help the planet and pathways to a promising future. Corpsmembers SERVE: In the Community: Plan and conduct outreach, education and recreation activities to connect kids and families to the outdoors. On Land Stewardship Projects: Complete projects on public lands in Northeast Metro Denver. Projects may include public land improvements, trail construction and maintenance. For Mile High Youth Corps: Participate in AmeriCorps National Days of Service and All-Corps Service Projects. Corpsmembers RECEIVE: Education: Lessons focused on environmental stewardship, leadership, civic engagement, college and career readiness and other trainings that will prepare for life after MHYC. Student Loan Forbearance: Possible through the National Service Trust on qualifying federal government student loans. Health Insurance: May be eligible for health insurance the 1st of the month after serving with MHYC for sixty days. Members share a portion of the cost. Timeline: February 1, 2021 – May 15, 2021 Schedules of approximately 24-hours per week will be arranged upon hire. Candidates should expect a weekly schedule that combines fixed and flexible service times. Minimum of 4 weekend days will be required during the service term. MHYC is committed to hiring candidates with unique backgrounds and perspectives. If you are interested in this position but are concerned that you do not meet all of the requirements or possess all of the necessary skills, or that prior convictions or your background might disqualify you, we encourage you to submit an application anyway. Qualifications: 18-24 years-old Residents of Commerce City, Northwest Aurora, Northeast Park Hill, or Montbello are strongly encouraged to apply. High school or GED graduate or actively pursuing. Must be eligible for enrollment in AmeriCorps as a US Citizen, National or Lawful Permanent Resident. Must be able to spend 8-10 hours a day outdoors in all weather conditions (e.g., sun, heat, cold, wind, rain, etc.). Ability to complete a minimum of 300-hours of service during the term of employment.