Summer of Service (SOS) is an intensive, team-based, 13 week-long program for those aged 18-24. Corpsmembers serve on conservation and environmental stewardship projects on public lands throughout the Southern Front Range Region or Denver Metro Region (when selecting your application, you will be able to choose either location to apply to). Corpsmembers have the choice to serve on a variety of crews:
--- Sawyer Crew: Members operate chainsaws on wildland fire mitigation and invasive tree removal projects. They receive First-Aid/CPR and S-212 Chainsaw Equivalency certifications. Some sawyers will have the opportunity to receive pesticide application training. The use of pesticide is common on invasive tree removal projects. This crew serves primarily on 4-day camping projects.
--- Hand Crew: Members receive training in safe and efficient use of hand tools to complete a wide variety of projects. Examples include: trail maintenance and construction, installation of rock and timber trail structures, noxious weed removal, pesticide application, planting and mulching, fence repair and construction and other park development projects. This crew serves primarily on 4-day camping projects with occasional 9-day camping projects.
--- Womxn’s Crew: Inclusivity is a core value at MHYC, and the Womxn’s Crew embodies this value by creating opportunities for women, trans, and non-binary individuals to learn new skills in a safe and supportive environment. Projects will include trail construction and maintenance. This crew will serve exclusively on 9-day camping projects.
This is a temporary, full-time position from May 12–August 7, 2020.
• 450 hours of service in a 13 week commitment.
• All positions in Colorado Springs require overnight camping (known as hitches).
• Biweekly Stipend: Earn a total living stipend of $4939.97. The stipend will be paid in equal increments every two weeks.
• AmeriCorps Education Award: Earn a scholarship of $1,612.43 upon successful completion of the term (450 hours of service). This award can be used to pay tuition or pay back qualifying student loans.
• Trainings: Tool training and hands-on technical training related to all projects.
• Education: Lessons focused on environmental stewardship, leadership, civic engagement and college/career prep that will prepare you for life after MHYC.
• Student Loan Forbearance: Corpsmembers can apply to put their qualified federal student loans on hold during their term through the National Service Trust.
• Health Insurance: May be eligible for health insurance the 1st of the month after serving at MHYC for sixty days.
• Must be between the ages of 18-24 and able to legally serve in the United States.
• High school or GED graduate or still enrolled.
• Must be eligible for enrollment in AmeriCorps as a US Citizen, National or Lawful Permanent Resident.
• Must be physically fit, able to lift 50 lbs., spend 8-10 hours a day in all weather conditions (e.g., sun, heat, wind, rain, etc.) and hike 7 miles with a day-pack.
• Pre-service National Service Criminal History Check required. May be subject to FBI Background Check, which includes fingerprinting.
• Pre-service drug screen required. Drug testing may be required during term.
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