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Climate Action Corpsmember

Mile High Youth Corps
Job Field:
Water and Soil Resources
Job Type:
Seasonal, Temporary, Internship
Location Detail:
Job Description:

Mile High Youth Corps is for young adults who are passionate about protecting the planet. We pay you to complete community-based environmental projects while equipping you with the skills you need to build an impactful career.


Join us for our 2023 Climate Corps- Energy & Water Conservation program! The Energy & Water Conservation program (E&W) is a team-based, 26 or 34 week-long program for individuals between the ages 18-24. E&W participants (called Corpsmembers) serve on community-based energy and water conservation projects throughout the Denver metro area. Corpsmembers will be enrolled in AmeriCorps—a national community service program.


Get paid $1,120 biweekly while doing what you love and earn a scholarship of $1,374.60 – $3,247.50!


Never had a job in conservation before? Not sure if you like this kind of work? That’s okay! Our goal is to support you with the knowledge and team that you need to be successful. We will provide you with hands-on training and certificates related to all projects.


*In order to qualify for the position, you must have a high school diploma or GED*


All we ask is that you bring your dedication to hard work, a positive attitude, and a commitment to a service term you’ll never forget.


• Between 18-24 years old. Must be eligible for enrollment in AmeriCorps as a US Citizen, National, or Lawful Permanent Resident. Documentation will be required on the first day.

• High School Diploma or GED required.

• English proficiency; bi-lingual Spanish speaking applicants strongly encouraged to apply.

• Capable of participating in physical labor including but not limited to: ability to lift 50 lbs., able to conduct repetitive hand and arm motions, and able to maneuver in tight spaces, including bending and kneeling. Reasonable accommodations will be made in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

• Desire and ability to engage with people from different backgrounds and demographics.

• Demonstrate commitment to serving with your team, communication and problem solving.


• This program requires some Corpsmembers to be program drivers; driver eligibility requirements: minimum 21 years old, valid driver’s license, and insurable DMV record.

• This position has recurring access to vulnerable populations, therefore enrollees must complete a pre-service background check including fingerprinting.

• Must not engage in any prohibited activities listed in the AmeriCorps member service agreement and must adhere to rules and regulations specified in the MHYC handbook.

• This position reports to the Energy and Water Program Support Staff

• Office location: 953 Decatur St. Denver, CO 80204. Travel with MHYC vehicles required during service.

1,120 bi-weekly

• Biweekly stipend: Earn a living stipend of $1,120 for non-drivers, $1,140 for drivers (pre-tax) every two weeks.

• Education Award: Earn a scholarship of up to $2,474.27 (675 hour term, compensation chart below). This award can be used to pay future tuition, training costs, and payback of qualifying student loans. Individuals have 7 years to use the education award.

• Industry Recognized Certifications: OSHA 10, First Aid/CPR, Building Science Principles, Sustainability Excellence Associate and your choice of professional certificates for Renewable Energy, Green Building, Water Management, and Outdoor Conservation industries. Build your resume and experience for a future within green industries!

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