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UCF Youth Crew Leader

Northwest Youth Corps


Opportunity summary

Term length

6/10/2024 - 8/30/2024

Application window

4/1/2024 - 6/10/2024


Tacoma, Washington

Hourly pay equivalent


Project summary

Urban and Community Forestry (UCF) Crew Leaders co-lead, manage, and supervise conservation crews of up to eight youth, ages 15-18, over the course of the summer. The summer season is broken down into two five-week sessions so leaders will oversee two separate groups over their term of service. Crews work Monday through Friday and meet each morning at a central location in their community. 

Opportunity description

Urban and Community Forestry (UCF) crew members complete urban forest health projects for five weeks throughout the Tacoma area. Crews will work on urban forestry projects such as tree planting and maintenance, wildfire protection, and invasive plant management. You will co-lead a close-knit team of 8 crew members, committed to playing a vital role in improving our urban forests and the environment.


  • Education benefit

Requirements and qualifications


At least 21 years old. Current First Aid (or higher) and CPR certification needed before session start date. Recreational/ professional outdoor experience and experience working with youth. Ability to lift and/or move up to 70 pounds.

Preferred qualifications

Experience/desire in working with diverse populations. Current Driver's License. Ability to pass background checks and follow COVID protocols.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Forestry
  • Urban agriculture
  • Tree planting and urban forestry

Work environment

  • Urban
  • Outdoor