High Desert Conservation Corps is now accepting applications! Check out our current AmeriCorps opportunities below, and scroll down to learn more about this program.
|Position||Age||Program Length||Living Allowance||Scholarship Offered||When to Apply||Location|
|Conservation Crew Member||17-24||Full Time - 20 week term; 5 days/week||$900/pay period||$2,474.27 AmeriCorps Education Award||Now Accepting Applications||Bend/Prineville|
|Conservation Crew Member||17-24||Full Time- 14 week term; 5 days/week||$900/pay period||$1,718.25 AmeriCorps Education Award||Now Accepting Applications||Bend/Prineville|
|Conservation Crew Member||17-24||Part Time - 23 week term; 3 days/week||$540/pay period||$1,718.25 AmeriCorps Education Award||Spring/ Summer. Limited Winter spots available.||Bend/Prineville|
*** Select "AmeriCorps" for the program you are applying for. When you complete your application, you will be redirected to a new page. This means your application has been received, you DO NOT need to log in. A staff member will follow up once application is received.
To fill out a paper application, select the PDF Download link and submit to our Bend or Prineville office location.
Our High Desert Conservation Corps members improve Central Oregon while also improving their lives. Crews of 4-8 young people meet daily and work mostly outdoors on public land improvement projects. This is an AmeriCorps term of service where corps members serve on a variety of conservation work, including fire fuel reduction, trail maintenance, invasive species control, habitat restoration, and fencing. The goal of these projects is to improve public lands for both wildlife and the people who utilize them while gaining valuable hands-on skills and natural resource knowledge.
Youth are taught jobs skills focused in these areas, and work with experienced Crew Leaders and Land Stewardship Trainers. Members can gain several certifications throughout a term of service including CPR/First Aid, Specific Oregon Department of Agriculture Licenses, Chainsaw, and more!
AmeriCorps members earn a living stipend and a Segal Education Award for college or industry certifications. Afterward, Heart of Oregon Corps supports our young adults to begin a career path, post-secondary education, or both.
If you are done with high school or your GED, can commit to 3-5 days/week, and live in Jefferson, Deschutes, or Crook County, in Oregon, Heart of Oregon High Desert Conservation Corps might be for you! Fill out an online application, give us a call, or stop by our offices in Bend and Prineville.
Please note: this program is for current residents of Jefferson, Deschutes, and Crook counties, and is not a residential program!