Full-time, temporary, 4-6 months
Living Stipend (pay)
$400/week + $200/week housing stipend
Members are eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the term. Education award amount is dependent upon length of service
"Leading our Nations back to ecological and cultural well-being"
Program and Position Summary:
Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps (ALCC) engages motivated young adults, ages 18 - 30, to complete challenging and impactful conservation and service projects throughout the western United States. Projects may include trail construction & maintenance, habitat improvement, hazardous fuels reduction, re-vegetation, historic preservation, and local environmental service projects. ALCC provides opportunities for members to learn about and connect with the environment, issues surrounding conservation, and local Indigenous values.
ALCC crews work in a variety of National Parks, National Forests, and other public areas. Selected members are placed on a crew which will then collaborate to perform project work. ALCC is a non-residential program and does not offer housing. Gear and equipment rental is available upon request.
The Land Grants Community crew will perform community service projects throughout Torrance County, NM. Some projects may include trail maintenance, facilities maintenance, landscaping, and many others. Members will receive training and professional development opportunities throughout the term. The crew will be based out Torreon.
ALCC Corpsmember Position Description
Participation and Expedition Behavior:
- Work effectively as a member of a team
- Contribute to a safe learning environment; no harassment of others for any reason.
- Participate in all aspects of the program including conservation projects, education, training and national service
- Effectively communicate and discuss ideas and concerns with leaders, crew, and staff
- Learn skills and apply them to effectively carry out service work requirements
- Appropriately always represent the program and community while on project
Safety and Judgment:
- Perceive and effectively communicate environmental and work hazards with crew and leader
- Effectively perceive, understand, and follow direction
- Stay alert and focused while traveling and working in varied weather conditions
- Act with compassion toward crew members, leaders, and staff
- If taking prescription medications, participants must be able to maintain proper dosage by self-medicating without assistance from others.
- Learn and practice ‘Leave no Trace’ techniques
Outdoor Skills and Fitness:
- Learn and safely perform fundamental outdoor living/travel and work skills as appropriate to the project.