Orientation Start Date: May 30,2022
450-hour(roughly a 4 month term)AmeriCorps Service Terms: May 30, 2022 - Sept 2, 2022
Stipend: $400/wk for AmeriCorps Member positions, $425/wk for Veteran Fire Corps members, issued bi-weekly with direct deposit or a program-issued debit card.
Location: Tucson, AZ
Benefits: AmeriCorps Segal Education Award; Paid training; Food budget while on project; Employee Assistance Program
Arizona Conservation Corps (AZCC):
Arizona Conservation Corps, a program of Conservation Legacy, aims to continue the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930's. AZCC is focused on connecting youth, young adults, and recent era military veterans with conservation service work projects on public lands. AZCC operates programs across Arizona that engage individuals and strengthen communities through service and conservation. AZCC has program offices in Flagstaff and Tucson. AZCC is an independent, non-residential program. All members are responsible for finding housing while not on project.
General Field Crews:
AZCC's Field Crew program engages motivated young adults (18-30) to complete challenging and impactful conservation service projects throughout Arizona and southern New Mexico. There is a variety of conservation projects with our adult camping crews!
AZCC AmeriCorps members serve a term of National Service in the State of Arizona and parts of the Southwest on professionally supervised crews as they explore a variety of opportunities for careers in the outdoors, learn practical field skills, and develop confidence as emerging leaders in the field of conservation. Members are provided opportunities to learn and train under the guidance of professional staff within Conservation Legacy, while gaining career perspectives working alongside agency staff from the US Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, or Municipal, State and Non-profit organizations that work on our nation's public and tribal lands. AZCC Crews will become proficient in environmental stewardship practices, general worksite safety, Leave No Trace principles and outdoor living skills. Most crews receive First Aid trainings.
Project work may vary due to seasonality and environmental safety concerns. Projects that crews typically work on may include, but are not limited to:
Trail construction and maintenance
Invasive species management, including pesticide application
Land Management Inventory and Mapping
Fire fuels reduction
National Disaster Relief
Recreation and facilities maintenance and construction
Be between the ages of 18 and 25, there is some flexibility to accept members up to age 30.
Have US Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency status.
Have a high school diploma or GED
All offers of positions are conditional upon completion of an acceptable:
A nationwide check of the National Sex Offender Public website;
A fingerprint-based check of FBI criminal history record; and
A check of the State criminal history record repository for the individual’s State of residence AND State of service,
Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award
Full vaccination against COVID-19 by the first day of employment and ability to provide proof of vaccination before starting