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/m