AmeriCorps Leadership and Conservation Corpsmember
Mile High Youth Corps - Denver, CO

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Leadership Development
• May be required to participate in the planning of and provide leadership for national service days in April and October.
• Assume a leadership role throughout the term by taking advantage of new opportunities, being open to giving and receiving feedback, and implementing solution-focused communication methods.
• Serve as a role model for seasonal Corpsmembers and promote volunteerism and community service across the agency and specifically within the Summer of Service and Fall Land conservation programs.
Home Energy and Water Conservation
• Perform the installation of energy saving measures, including but not limited to aerators, compact florescent light bulbs, and water efficient showerheads in low-income households in the Metro Denver area.
• Perform the installation of new high-efficiency toilets in low-income households in the Metro Denver area (each installation helps save 140 gallons of water per week).
• Interact with low-income clients to offer information on energy and water conservation techniques.
• Strive for high-quality work production and installation set forth by MHYC staff.
Land Conservation
• Complete physically demanding conservation projects on public lands throughout the Denver metro area. Project examples are hazardous fuels reduction, trail construction and maintenance, fire mitigation, fencing, campground improvements, noxious weed removal, wildlife habitat improvements and public land maintenance and clean up.
• May be required to camp and successfully complete S-212 chainsaw certification training.
• Disaster relief work along the Front Range.
Education and Training
• Successfully complete a two-week new Corpsmember orientation and training.
• Receive hands-on technical trainings related to all projects.
• Fully participate in all safety trainings and adhere to agency safety rules and regulations.
• Fully participate in all career readiness training activities.
• Fully participate and provide leadership for environmental education, civic engagement, healthy lifestyles, independent living and service learning activities for up to four hours a week in the field. Some of these activities may be outside of the MHYC daily schedule, primarily during the Summer of Service program.
Agency-related
• Adhere to the rules and regulations specified by AmeriCorps and in the MHYC Employee and Corpsmember Handbooks.
• Report to a Mile High Youth Corps Crew Leader.
• May be required to complete logistical support tasks including facilities and vehicle maintenance on Friday afternoons.

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