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Mile High Youth Corps

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Opportunity summary

Term length

7/1/24 - 7/1/25

Application window

6/1/24 - 9/30/24

Location

Denver, Colorado

Hourly pay equivalent

$14.50

Project summary

Mile High Youth Corps is a nonprofit social enterprise program powered by Corpsmembers; complete a Term of Service with our Colorado Climate Corps program. This is a team-based, 11 to 48 week long program. Climate Action Corpsmembers will serve Metro Denver residents by installing in-home energy and water saving measures (low-flow toilets, kitchen and bathroom aerators, programmable thermostats, and LED light bulbs). Corpsmembers will serve in teams of 2-3 to complete daily household appointments.

Opportunity description

Make a difference, and make a better future for yourself at Mile High Youth Corps. We are a group of young people who are focused on combatting Climate Change and educating ourselves on the issues that face our community.

Benefits

  • Education benefit
  • Workforce credential or certificate
  • Mental and behavioral health benefits

Requirements and qualifications

Requirements

This program requires some Corpsmembers to be program drivers; driver eligibility requirements: minimum 21 years old, valid driver's license, and insurable DMV record. This position has recurring access to vulnerable populations, therefore enrollees must complete a pre-service background check including fingerprinting. Must not engage in any prohibited activities listed in the AmeriCorps member service agreement and must adhere to rules and regulations specified in the MHYC handbook.

Preferred qualifications

Between 18-24 years old. Must be eligible for enrollment in AmeriCorps as a U.S. Citizen, National, or Lawful Permanent Resident. Documentation will be required on the first day. High School Diploma or GED required. English proficiency; bi-lingual Spanish speaking applicants strongly encouraged to apply. Capable of participating in physical labor including but not limited to: ability to lift 50 lbs., able to conduct repetitive hand and arm motions, and able to maneuver in tight spaces, including bending and kneeling. Reasonable accommodations will be made in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Desire and ability to engage with people from different backgrounds and demographics. Demonstrate commitment to serving with your team, communication and problem solving.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Natural resource preservation and conservation
  • Waterway restoration
  • Energy audits
  • Weatherization of homes and public buildings
  • Solar and renewable energy systems installation
  • City parks and greenspaces creation and maintenance
  • Recycling and composting programs
  • Environmental justice
  • Local ecosystem restoration
  • Economic development support for energy transition communities
  • Climate smart agriculture and sustainable farming
  • Environmental education and training
  • Environmental research and citizen science

Work environment

  • Team based
  • Individual placement
  • Urban