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Need to know information before you apply:

Crew schedules:

Day Crew

  • These crews work during business hours (7am-4pm or 8am-5pm), Monday through Friday
  • Housing not provided
  • Crew transportation provided, applicants must have personal transportation to the office.
  • **Day Crew corpsmembers can be 17-25**

Spike Crew

  • These crews work 8 days on, 6 days off
  • Corpsmembers camp overnight together in the field for the duration of the 8-day spike
  • Individual camping gear available for loan/rent, food provided, no housing available when off spike for 6 days.
  • Crew transportation provided, applicants must have personal transportation to the office.
  • **Spike corpsmembers must be 18-25**
Crew member eating by fire.

Types of crews:

Conservation Crews

The majority of our crews participate in conservation based projects. Crews are made up of 6-7 corpsmembers and a staff Crew Supervisor. Crews meet at RMYC offices and head to each project as a crew. Conservation crew positions are available for 17-25 year-olds in both regions. We also offer some identity-specific crews, like our Tribal Crews and our Deaf and Hard of Hearing Crews.

Projects include:

  • Trail maintenance 
  • Forestry/fuels reduction (chainsaw thinning) 
  • Prescribed burn fire 
  • Scientific monitoring
  • Historic preservation
  • Watershed restoration 
  • Community improvement work
  • Disaster response
  • Erosion control structures
  • Invasive species management
  • And a variety of other projects

Youth Ambassadors

“Youth Ambassadors” help New Mexicans fall in love with their public lands. The Ambassadors teach local school children about the environment through hands-on education and field trips, organize community events to teach others about the benefits of a diverse native ecosystem, and lead conservation-based volunteer days, with the goal of fostering a healthy connection between people and the landscape we depend on. Currently this is a Middle Rio Grande-based crew that operates from our Albuquerque office from September to April.

Projects include:

  • Developing outreach and education materials
  • Coordinating programs with schools and community groups
  • Teaching and delivering curriculum
  • Engaging community members in service events on public lands, with a special focus on Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge

Individual Placement, Interns and VISTA

Individual placements, interns, and AmeriCorps VISTAs work directly with sponsoring organizations and land-managing agencies to build capacity of community organizations and/or support the mission of the agency. These individual positions are catered to the needs of the hosting organization and could have a focus in different expertise.

Projects may include:

  • Fundraising
  • Organizational capacity building
  • GIS mapping
  • Forest monitoring
  • Recreation, range, biology, fire support

Group Picture in front of mountain

All corpsmembers receive:

  • Personal and professional development training
  • First Aid/CPR certification
  • Financial management training
  • Career and college prep workshops
  • Public speaking skill development
  • Support towards GED or high school diploma
  • Industry recognized certifications
crew members in training programs.

All positions are seasonal and our typical seasons are:

Spring

  • Spike crew positions only, must be 18-25 years old
  • 4.5 months
  • April to August

Summer

  • Spike and day crew positions available
  • 10 weeks
  • June to August

Fall

  • Spike crew positions, must be 18-25 years old
  • Day crew positions, 17-25 years old
  • 3 to 5 months
  • September to December or February