Conservation Corps

The Conservation Corps is a six-week outdoor program for teenagers ages 14 to 16. Each summer, we hire a crew of teens who work with a supervisor performing parks maintenance and environmental projects, including planting aquatic plants, wrapping trees, removing invasive plants, stream/lake cleanups, playground maintenance and trash pickup throughout MVF parks.

The Conservation Corps begins in June and ends in August, working five days per week, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday through Friday, including the Fourth of July or the observed holiday. The program is an excellent opportunity for first-time job seekers and teens interested in the outdoors/environment. After applications are submitted, interviews are scheduled and five teens are selected to work. Those hired will have fun spending time outdoors, learning about the local environment and gaining new job skills.

Due to COVID-19, the typical program structure will be adjusted to adhere to the safety guidelines in June. Some adjustments may include shortened or changing workdays and adjustments to drop off/pick up locations. Selected Conservation Corps members will be responsible for getting to and from each job site location within Montgomery Village, transportation will not be provided. Times and dates may also be adjusted depending on COVID guidelines in the summer.

To apply, send a résumé and cover letter to Amy Roswurm at aroswurm@mvf.org. Application deadline is Friday, April 2; interviews will be scheduled in April. Candidates must have a work permit.

Pay rate: $12.75 per hour or Student Service Learning hours