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Energy and Water Climate Action Corpsmember

Mile High Youth Corps


Opportunity summary

Term length

1/9/2024 - 12/6/2024

Application window

1/9/2024 - 12/6/2024


Denver, Colorado

Hourly pay equivalent


Project summary

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 combating Climate Change and educating ourselves on the issues that face our community

Opportunity description

Join us for our 2024 Climate Corps- Energy & Water Conservation program! The Energy & Water Conservation program (E&W) is a team-based, 26 or 35 week program for individuals between the ages 18-24. E&W participants (called Corpsmembers) serve on community-based energy and water conservation projects throughout the Denver metro area. Corpsmembers will be enrolled in AmeriCorps—a national community service program.


  • Education benefit
  • Federal non competitive hiring authority
  • Mental and behavioral health benefits

Requirements and qualifications


This program requires some Corpsmembers to be program driver's, 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 preservice 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. Between 18-24 years old. Must be eligible for enrollment in AmeriCorps as a US Citizen, National, or Lawful Permanent Resident. Documentation will be required on the first day. High School diploma or GED required. English proficiency. 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.

Preferred qualifications

Bilingual Spanish speaking applicants strongly encouraged to apply..

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
  • Stormwater management
  • Recycling and composting programs
  • Climate smart agriculture and sustainable farming
  • Soil and water conservation
  • Environmental education and training
  • Environmental research and citizen science

Work environment

  • Team based
  • Individual placement
  • Urban