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Working Lands Climate Corps Member

United Way of Southwest Colorado


Opportunity summary

Term length

03/01/25 - 09/30/25

Application window

04/28/24 - 09/30/24


Hesperus, Colorado

Hourly pay equivalent


Project summary

A program of the American Climate Corps, the Working Lands Climate Corps will engage at least 100 young adults in technical skills training in climate-smart agriculture and forestry practices at host sites across the country.

Opportunity description

WLCC members complete the Farmer In Training Program, a full-time, six month immersion in farming and climate resilience initiatives. Members will improve the capacity of organizations to disseminate and demonstrate climate-smart agriculture and forestry through field days, outreach materials and trainings, specifically for underserved producers. WLCC members will receive hands-on training in diversified vegetable production and/or cattle and irrigated hayfield operations.


  • Education benefit
  • Healthcare
  • Childcare

Requirements and qualifications


Be at least 17 years old at the start of service. Have a high school diploma or equivalent or agree to obtain a high school diploma prior to using the earned education award. Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States. Satisfy the National Service Criminal History Check eligibility criteria. Other qualifications may be required by the host site.

Preferred qualifications

Ethic of national and community service and a strong desire to create positive change. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Computer literate. College degree or equivalent work experience preferred. Reliable transportation & proof of auto insurance. Individuals with lived experience are encouraged to apply. Prior experience in and/or passion for farming and food production. Good driving record.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Forestry
  • Environmental Justice
  • Climate Smart Agriculture and Sustainable Farming
  • Natural Resource Preservation and Conservation

Work environment

  • Individual placement
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor