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Recreation and Restoration Technician

Great Basin Institute


Opportunity summary

Term length

5/20/2024 - 9/6/2024

Application window

3/24/2024 - 5/24/2024


Reno, Nevada

Hourly pay equivalent


Project summary

Engage young adults, ages 17+, in restoration, forestry, and trail maintenance to reduce wildfires, restore native habitats, and control invasive species.

Opportunity description

Spend a season or more working and camping outside at some of Nevada's premier natural areas. Serve alongside AmeriCorps volunteers from across the country while making a lasting contribution to Nevada's natural resources and heritage. Gain valuable field experience while working on habitat improvement, restoration, and recreation projects with the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, and many other federal and state agencies.


  • Education benefit
  • Housing

Requirements and qualifications


Be able to lift 25 lbs continuously and 50 lbs occasionally. Be at least 17 years of age. High School diploma or GED. Eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award.

Preferred qualifications

Must maintain a positive and professional attitude at all times while providing service. Be able to communicate effectively with members. crew leaders, NCC staff, and project partners. Possess the willingness and ability to work and camp up to seven nights in a row, in a wilderness setting, in all weather conditions, without formal restroom facilities or running water.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Natural resource preservation and conservation
  • Wildfire prevention and fuels reduction
  • Outdoor recreation access improvements
  • Forestry
  • Local ecosystem restoration

Work environment

  • Team based
  • Outdoor