Recruiting Youth Ages 15-17 to Work in the Park
Contact: Denise Germann, 406 888 5838
Montana students, ages 15-17, are encouraged to apply for the Glacier Youth Corps program working in Glacier National Park this summer. The program provides a hands-on conservation opportunity with duties such as fencing, trail maintenance, habitat restoration and revegetation, while living and learning in the park.
The program consists of two, four-week sessions, June 15 to July 11, and July 20 to August 15. Youth are encouraged to apply for one four-week session. Participants will spend the first weekend at their home, but will camp for the remainder of each session.
Glacier National Park Superintendent Jeff Mow said, “This is a fun opportunity to spend time outdoors, in a spectacular setting, while making a contribution to Glacier National Park.” This experience may help students build an impressive resume for college or a career, and demonstrate commitment to volunteerism in the local community. Participants will earn a $200 service award from Montana Conservation Corps for each four-week session.
Glacier Youth Corps is a partnership of the Glacier National Park Conservancy, Montana Conservation Corps, the National Park Foundation, and the National Park Service. This opportunity is supported in part by an investment of $55,000 from Glacier National Park Conservancy and a $55,000 matching grant from the National Park Foundation. The Glacier National Park Conservancy will continue to pursue funding throughout the year to sustain the program in 2015.
Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled, but students are encouraged to apply early. Visit the Montana Conservation Corps website at http://mtcorps.org/ to apply for an Expedition Member of the Glacier Youth Corps.
For more information contact Meredith Whitney at firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-755-8089. Please indicate that you are interested in working specifically on the Glacier Youth Corps in Glacier National Park.
Did You Know?
The "Backbone of the World" is the Blackfeet tribal name given to the greater Glacier National Park ecosystem.