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Urban and Community Forestry Crew Leader

Northwest Youth Corps


Opportunity summary

Term length

6/3/2024 - 8/23/2024

Application window

4/1/2024 - 6/23/2024


Eugene, Oregon

Hourly pay equivalent


Project summary

Crew Leaders lead, manage, and support crews of youth ages 15-18. Crews include approximately 8 youth members and 2 leaders. Youth members are local students from a variety of backgrounds who join a crew to build job skills and improve their local environments. Leaders and crews go home at the end of each day, but leadership training involves camping in the field.

Opportunity description

As a leader, you will be responsible for ensuring the physical and emotional welfare of your crew. 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. You'll work together on hands-on, conservation-oriented projects on federal, state, and private lands, and facilitate short daily lessons.


  • Education benefit

Requirements and qualifications


Age 21+. Current Wilderness First Aid (or higher) and CPR certification, or willingness to obtain prior to employment start date (please contact us for information about certification and training). Current Driver's License. clean driving record for the past three years. ability to frequently drive NYC vehicles. Must pass criminal background check. Professional, traditional, or recreational outdoor experience. accustomed to living for long periods without modern conveniences

Preferred qualifications

Experience working with youth/teens and with diverse groups. Excellent judgment, decision-making, organization, and time management skills. Ability to lift and/or move up to 70 pounds. Ability to work collaboratively and thrive in a team setting, strong communication skills. Spirit of adventure, desire to make a positive difference in the lives of others and the environment.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Forestry
  • Urban agriculture
  • Tree planting and urban forestry

Work environment

  • Urban
  • Outdoor