Restoration Crew Member

EarthCorps Published: March 25, 2024
Location
6310 NE 74th Street, Seattle, Washington
Second Location
Seattle, Washington 98115, United States of America
Skill Level
Entry Level
Job Type
Full-time
Categories
Climate Change

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Description

ABOUT EARTHCORPS: 

EarthCorps, a Seattle-based nonprofit, aims to foster thriving communities and ecosystems worldwide. Through immersive training programs, it brings together young adults (aged 18-26ish) from diverse backgrounds to develop skills in community building, environmental restoration, and reflective practice. Committed to anti-racism and inclusivity, EarthCorps is dedicated to creating a network of culturally competent leaders who restore vital lands and waters while shaping a more sustainable future.   

CREW MEMBER PROGRAM: 

EarthCorps offers hands-on experience in environmental restoration through its Crew Member program. Working in teams led by EarthCorps crew leaders, members undertake on-the-ground restoration projects across Western Washington. By directly improving land resiliency, restoring habitats, and engaging communities, Crew Members contribute to a healthier environment while developing professionally and personally.   

PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES, RESPONSIBILITIES & INTENDED OUTCOMES:   

FIELD SERVICE (80% of program): 

Crews complete restoration projects in various settings throughout the Puget Sound region. From invasive plant removal to trail construction, Crew Members actively contribute to ecological restoration efforts. Camping trips deepen team development and outdoor skills, providing valuable experiences for Corps Members.   

TRAINING AND WORKSHOPS (20% of the program): 

In addition to fieldwork, Corps Members attend trainings covering habitat restoration, community building, and leadership development. Through lectures, discussions, and hands-on activities, members gain valuable insights and skills necessary for effective environmental stewardship.   

SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL DEMONSTRATE: 

  • Willingness to work outdoors in all conditions 
  • Commitment to teamwork and social justice 
  • Eligibility for AmeriCorps membership 
  • Capacity for physical labor and outdoor activities 
  • Enthusiasm for environmental conservation 
  • Ability to adapt and learn in a service-based training position  

CORPS MEMBER TERMS OF SERVICE: 

Corps Members serve from June 18, 2024, to November 22, 2024, receiving a living stipend of $2,979 per month and a housing stipend of $340 per month. They must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and adhere to safety protocols during service.   

BENEFITS: 

  • AmeriCorps education award upon completion 
  • Medical, Vision, and Dental Insurance 
  • Subsidized transportation and safety gear provided 

To view the complete position description and apply for this role, please visit www.EarthCorps.org/Apply   

Please note: A cover letter is required for this role. With as much detail as possible, please outline why you are a good fit for this role, what anti-racism means to you, and how it informs your work.

EarthCorps encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply, especially those from historically marginalized communities.   

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