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Heart of Oregon Corps has lots opportunities for young adults and we'd love to share them with your students, program, or staff. Contact our Programs Recruiter, Robin Alonzo, to set up an in person or virtual informational presentation.
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NEW Summer Trails Crew
High Desert Conservation Corps
Are you someone between the ages of 17 and 24 looking for a fun summer job? High Desert Conservation Corps is now hiring for our Summer Trails Crew! As a member of our Trails Crew, you'll have the opportunity to work on a variety of trail maintenance and conservation projects, earn scholarship money all while gaining fun and valuable work experience. Our program offers 14-week and 9-week terms, giving you the flexibility to choose the option that best fits your summer schedule. This is a fantastic opportunity for students who are looking for the perfect summer job that offers adventure, learning opportunities, & the chance to make a difference in your community.
14 Week Position
When: June 19th- September 22nd
Pay: $900 bi-weekly living stipend, up to $6,300 over the season
9 Week Position
When: June 19th- August 18th
Pay: $900 bi-weekly living stipend, up to $4,050 over the season
- 4-day work week Monday-Thursday
- 3 day weekends
- July 4th off
- Overnight camping trips*
*Gear and food provided
- Professional Development and enrichment activities
- Build your resume, cover letter, interviews
- Identify and work on personal goals
- Must be between the ages of 17-24.
- Successfully complete state criminal background check, NSOPW check, and FBI fingerprint check (if appropriate) to AmeriCorps and HOC policies. Any individual listed on a sex offender registry, convicted of murder, or anyone who refuses to undergo a criminal history check is ineligible to serve.
- Must be a United States Citizen, United States National or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the United States and provide document as proof.
- Provide Social Security Card to verify SSN.
- Birth Certificate and Photo ID
If you are passionate about the outdoors and want to make a difference while having fun this summer, apply now to join our Trails Crew!
For questions or help with applying please call us at (541) 633-7834
AmeriCorps Leadership Opportunities.
Heart of Oregon Corps offers 11-12 month full-time AmeriCorps service positions. Members receive a biweekly living stipend, professional certifications, on-the-job training, and an education award upon program completion. This is a great opportunity for a young professional looking for a work-related learning experience, in their field of study or career interest.
- Health and Childcare benefits available as eligible
- Paid Federal holidays, sick time, and vacation days
- Student loan forbearance (for qualifying federal student loans)
- $6,495 education award granted upon successful completion of the program
- Opportunity to live, travel, and serve in beautiful Central Oregon
Current open positions include:
- Marketing and Recruitment VISTA - Bend
- Education Team Leader - Sisters
- Land Stewardship Trainer - Prineville & Bend
- Community Partnership Team Leader - Sisters
- Construction Service Team Leader
*Please click here to read position descriptions for start dates, applications, and requirements
Meet Teagan, one of our past Land Stewardship Trainers, and learn why she became a full-time AmeriCorps Member with Heart of Oregon Corps
"I found my way to HOC a few months after moving to Oregon from Colorado. I completed my Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology degree from Colorado State University and headed out for a summer job with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. When my position ended, I reflected on my love for working in the outdoors with a team and fighting for conservation, and I knew the Land Stewardship Trainer position would be perfect for me.
I came into HOC with some foundational knowledge of its mission, but since I started, I have been amazed by how much emphasis is put on the well-being and futures of the youth we serve. Everyone at HOC is here for all the right reasons and wants to see a local community here in Central Oregon where youth thrive and our public lands are conserved by those with now-bright futures. I am constantly blown away by not only the work our program and office staff put in, but also the hard work and amazing attitudes of our youth who have often faced so many barriers to success.
I have always known natural resource conservation was central to my life, but my term here has given me a way to carry out this work while inspiring a sense of stewardship in others. My team and crew here at HOC inspires me daily to be the best person I can be and to keep fighting to conserve our public lands through our work. If I could leave you all with one tip to be better stewards, it would be to enthusiastically share your passions about our great outdoors with others! Love of conservation can be contagious, or, at the very least, help others see a bit of value in our public lands. Point out cool plants, take a moment to admire a beautiful view, get out for a bike ride, teach others a cool rock fact, it can be anything!"
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