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Application Deadline for Summer Youth Employment Opportunity at Saguaro National Park

April 30, 2022

Free

Saguaro National Park is once again accepting applications to join an 8-week, summer Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program for teens, ages 16-18, consisting of three main components: conservation work, environmental education, and outdoor recreation.

8 crew members and 2 Youth Crew Leaders will be selected. The dates for the season are June 6 through July 29. Crew members will be paid $12.80 hourly and Youth Crew Leaders will earn $14.72 hourly, for 40 hours per week.

YCC enrollees will have the opportunity to work on a variety of conservation projects in Saguaro National Park and the surrounding region, including trail work, environmental restoration work, campground maintenance, and resource management. Work schedule will be Monday through Friday, and home on the weekends during some weeks or a 10-day work hitch that will include backpacking to remote work locations. During these longer hitches, YCC enrollees will be camped out near their work site in the park’s designated Wilderness Area and then have a three day weekend before reporting back to the crew for the following work week.

In addition to work, enrollees learn about the local ecology of Southern Arizona and larger public land conservation issues. Participants will also experience recreational outings including day hikes, backpacking trips, field trips, and more! YCC is not just a work program, it's a chance to learn, play, and grow in the natural world.

Applications will be accepted from April 1st- April 30th. Selections will be made by May 13th. To apply, please visit Saguaro National Park’s website or stop by Saguaro National Park-East to pick up an application at the visitor center, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail, Tucson, AZ 85730. Please fill out and email the NPS YCC Application to:[email protected] with “APPLICATION” in the subject line or drop application at the same location as picked up.

Details

Date:
April 30, 2022
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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https://www.nps.gov/sagu/getinvolved/ycc.htm

Venue

Saguaro National Park East
3693 S Old Spanish Trl
Tucson, AZ 85730 United States
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