Conservation Corps

The Conservation Corps is a six-week outdoor program for teenagers ages 14 to 16.  Each summer, we hire a crew of five teens who work with a supervisor performing parks maintenance and environmental projects, including planting aquatic plants, wrapping trees, removing invasive plants, stream/lake cleanups, playground maintenance and trash pickup throughout MVF parks.

The Conservation Corps begins in June and ends in August, working five days per week, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and the Fourth of July. The program is an excellent opportunity for first-time job seekers and teens interested in the outdoors/environment. After applications are submitted, interviews are scheduled and five teens are selected to work. Those hired will have fun spending time outdoors, learning about the local environment and gaining new job skills.

To apply, send a résumé and cover letter to Amy Roswurm at aroswurm@mvf.org. Application deadline is Friday, April 5; interviews will be scheduled in April. Candidates must have a work permit. Successful completion and good performance in this volunteer spring break program will lead to hiring preference for the six-week summer program.

Pay rate: $9 per hour or Student Service Learning hours