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Austin Summer Youth Crew Member

Texas Conservation Corps of American YouthWorks
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Summer Youth Crew Members (ages 17-21) spend 8 weeks giving back to public land throughout the Austin area. After several days of classroom training, their Crew Leaders transport the crew to project sites via a Texas Conservation Corps vehicle. General schedule is Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm. At the end of the season, the Austin Summer Crews will join the Houston Summer Crews in a week long project where they'll be able to camp under the stars.

Service Activities

Trail maintenance, fence construction, general habitat restoration.

Community Need Addressed

This program is for current high school students and recent high school graduates to spend a summer working on conservation projects throughout the City of Austin and Travis County. Members will work on trail improvement and habitat restoration projects led by two adult Crew Leaders. Opportunities for travel and camping will be provided. Crews will focus on building conservation skills and engaging in environmental education. The program works in partnership with several agencies and organizations dedicated to serving youth and the environment.

Position Outcomes

Environmental education, hands on skills

Benefits

Education award upon successful completion of service, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

30 day bus passes if eligible CPR/AED 2 year certification Wilderness First Aid Certifications FEMA Certifciations

Skills you will gain

teamwork, leadership skills

Competencies You Will Develop
Communication
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Turn taking
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Provide relevant expertise
Teamwork
Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented
Decisions
Accepts responsibility, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process
Tools
Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines
Planning
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Set goals
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities
  • Focus Areas Environment
  • Length of Service 2 Months
  • Education Requirements Less than High School Completed
  • Placement Team Placement
  • Service Setting Museum or Nature Center, Park
  • Weekly Training Hours 4

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