Bilingual Youth Corps

Bilingual Crew Members complete demanding and rewarding trail, restoration, and fence projects in partnership with public land management agencies. The program officially operates from 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday. Each program day involves seven hours of service-learning and one hour of formal education, plus a break for lunch. Recreational activities include canoeing, hiking, and visits to museums or historic sites.

Each summer has two 5-week sessions. The first week of each session will be training. The training will include educational programs on habitat restoration and conservation, outdoor skills, and leadership development. Upon completion of training, youth will work in crews of six, each facilitated by a Bilingual Youth Crew Leader and Assistant Leader. Youth will spend 4 weeks working at various project sites. A graduation BBQ will be held on the last day.

Prior to leading crews, BYC Crew Leaders undergo a three week training period including time in the field working alongside fellow Crew Leaders and Field Bosses. 

Online Application    |    Solicitud en línea


2014 Bilingual Youth Crew Leader

Application Deadline: April 1st 
Term: 675hr AmeriCorps term May 5th to August 15th


• Spanish language experience (proficiency is preferred)
• Leadership skills
• Outdoor experience
• Positive attitude, maturity, and flexibility
• Experience working with youth
• Willingness to serve long hours
• Willingness to work outdoors in all weather
• Desire to learn new skills, including group communications
• ability to lift up to 30 pounds repeatedly and use hand tools
• ability to hike 12 miles/day in rugged terrain with heavy      pack/tools


• AmeriCorps Living Allowance
• AmeriCorps Education Award
• Wilderness First Aid Certification
• Chainsaw Certification
• Leadership & Skills Training


2014 Bilingual Youth Corps Crew Member

Application Deadline: May 24th
Terms: Jun 9th to July 11th (Session I); July 14th to August 15th

Applications must include application, resume, and a letter of recommendation. Members are hired on a rolling basis.


• be willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions
• desire to learn new skills and work in a team setting

• ability to lift up to 30 pounds repeatedly and use hand tools
• ability to hike up to 10 miles/day in rugged terrain with heavy pack/tools


• $7.25/hour
• Pre-Service Training