Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) I Can! programs introduce Minnesota families to a variety of outdoor activities including camping, fishing, paddling, and rock climbing. Youth Outdoors I Can Paddle! Crew Members serve as paddling instructors and guides for weekend canoe and kayak workshops. Instructors teach basic paddling technique and provide on-the-water guidance for first-time paddlers. Workshops take place on both lakes and rivers managed by the DNR. Instructors provide environmental education throughout the workshops as well, offering participants information about Minnesota’s natural resources. Through their dedicated service, Youth Outdoors I Can Paddle! AmeriCorps members add value to the community and environment.
-- AmeriCorps service position (ages 18-25)
-- Term dates: May 16 – September 3, 2017
-- Schedule: Varies. Typically 32 hrs/week, Thursday-Sunday. Overnight camping required.
-- Stipend: Crew Leader: $1352/mo; Crew Member: $1084/mo
-- Education award: $1527.78 upon successful completion of term
-- Location: Saint Paul, MN
-- Ability to teach basic paddling strokes and techniques to a diverse group of first-time paddlers
-- Ability to provide environmental education to members of the public
-- Positive attitude, interest in service and community work and desire to make a difference
QUALIFICATIONS: Leader (in addition to above Crew Member qualifications)
-- Prior paddling experience (canoe and/or kayak) on lakes and rivers
-- Prior experience planning and leading trips preferred
-- Prior leadership experience with peers
-- Experience coordinating project tasks and logistics
-- 18-25 years old.
-- Able to perform the Essential Service Functions 32 hours/week, including physically strenuous work.
-- Flexible schedule to accommodate out-of-town assignments.
-- Valid driver’s license and safe driving record (no major moving violations or DUI’s in the past five years).
-- Full term of service must be completed in order to receive the education award.
-- Gain leadership skills and valuable job skills applicable to any career
-- Earn an AmeriCorps education award for school expenses or to pay off qualified student loans
-- Learn about current environmental issues and network with natural resource professionals
-- Get field experience and gain natural resource management skills
For more details and a complete list of qualifications and requirements, please visit our application page.
APPLY ONLINE: conservationcorps.org/apply
DEADLINE: March 3, 2017
Questions? Contact Kellie Lager, Recruitment Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-209-9900 x31