February 26, 2015
Contact: Samantha Coots
JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Twentynine Palms, CA – This summer, Joshua Tree National Park will sponsor an 8-week, Youth Conservation Corps program. Youths between the ages of 15 and 18 are encouraged to apply. To be eligible, applicants may not reach their 19th birthday during the program. Selected applicants will start work on June 15th, 2015 and continue in the program until August 6th, 2015. Corps members will earn the hourly California Minimum Wage. Work hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00 am until 3:30 pm, with every other Friday off.
The program provides young people of the community with excellent hands-on work experience. Work will be labor intensive and performed throughout the park. Proposed projects include trail construction and maintenance, resource habitat improvement, and resource restoration. Job development and youth training are truly and investment we can all make in the futures of our children.
Application forms are available from Joshua Tree National Park Headquarters in Twentynine Palms. The application form must be returned or postmarked, no later than April 11, 2015. Call Human Resources Assistant Samantha Coots at 760-367-5516 for additional information.