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WisCorps crews complete high priority conservation projects across Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest. Projects may include trail restoration, habitat restoration, invasive species management, and carpentry projects. Corps Members camp out with their crew near their projects sites and travel throughout Wisconsin.

Service Activities

Crew members are taught to multitask in an often chaotic environment. These tasks include:

-operating a wide range of power/hand tools and heavy machinery
-working directly with crew leaders and clients
-understanding the concept of ‘leave no trace’
-maintaining a positive attitude in the face of adversity
-learning and mastering techniques in different aspects of conservation

Community Need Addressed

WisCorps crews complete high priority conservation projects across Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest.

Position Outcomes

The WisCorps crew members are the people responsible for the dirty, gritty aspect of conservationism. As a crew member, you are the face of the organization, and you are tasked with keeping the WisCorps mission alive.


Stipend, Training

Competencies You Will Develop

Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Turn taking
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise
Derive consensus, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Facilitate group planning
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities
  • Focus Areas Community & Nonprofit Development, Disability, Environment
  • Length of Service 8 Months
  • Education Requirements Less than High School Completed
  • Placement Team Placement
  • Service Setting Community-based Nonprofit, Park
  • Weekly Training Hours 8

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