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Working Lands Climate Corps Member

Utah State University - Utah Conservation Corps

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Opportunity summary

Term length

05/15/24 - 04/14/25

Application window

04/28/24 - 09/30/24

Location

Logan, Utah

Hourly pay equivalent

$17.65

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

The WLCC member will work to oversee and expand capacity of the urban farming initiative and community gardens in the Logan area. This initiative will reach diverse, underserved communities to advance local food security and environmental justice. The WLCC member will enhance food education programming in highly populated areas to provide a new opportunity for people who are unable to have a garden on their property.

Benefits

  • Education benefit
  • Healthcare
  • Childcare

Requirements and qualifications

Requirements

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

Ability to work outdoors for extended amount of hours. Dependable and able to work independently and follow instructions. General understanding of gardening, chemical use and safety.

Opportunity details

Focus area

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

Work environment

  • Individual placement
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor