Fall Forestry (FF) is a team-based, 10 week-long program. FF participants (called Corpsmembers) serve on environmental stewardship projects on public lands throughout the Southern Front Range region. Corpsmembers will be enrolled in AmeriCorps—a national community service program. No experience is required! We will provide you with hands-on training related to all projects.
Health coverage, Living allowance, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
• Biweekly Stipend - Earn a living stipend of $1,120 before taxes paid every 2 weeks.
o Leadership Opportunities available: Corpsmember
Drivers are eligible for a living stipend of $1,140. Returning Corpsmembers earn $1,160. More information available on request.
• AmeriCorps Education Award - Earn a scholarship of $1,374.60 upon successful completion of the term (300 hours of service). This award can be used to pay future tuition, pay back qualifying student loans or go on an expedition through a wilderness school! Corpsmembers have 7 years to use the award.
• 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 - Corpsmembers are eligible for health insurance the 1st of the month after serving at MHYC for 60 days. Corpsmember contribution required.
• Counseling - Corpsmembers receive up to 4 free mental health counseling sessions per year.
• Networking - Corpsmembers have daily opportunities to network with federal, state and local natural resources professionals and access to a vast alumni network!
• Training – Depending on crew assignments, Corpsmembers will receive training in one or more stewardship skillsets, including S-212 Wildland Fire Chainsaws (required for sawyers), trail building and maintenance, and pesticide application.
Credential or Certification
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
• Between the ages of 18-24.
• High school or GED/HSE graduate or still enrolled.
• Must be eligible for enrollment in AmeriCorps as a US Citizen, National or Lawful Permanent Resident. Documentation will be required on the first day. Must bring identification documents necessary to complete the I-9 and other forms on your first day.
• 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.
• Able to be on time and maintain consistent attendance throughout term of service. Must commit to complete the program.
Uniforms provided and required
Subject to criminal background check
18 - 24