Conservation Corp positions in MN

The University of Minnesota Extension Center for Youth Development is hosting two Conservation Corp positions in Minnesota.

The AmeriCorps 4-H Extension Youth Outreach Corpsmember (ages 18-25) position will focus on implementing youth development programs in natural resources and environmental education in Minnesota. Programs will be implemented in non-formal environments such as after school programs, camp programs, County Fair programs and workshops.

This is a full-time commitment for a six-month AmeriCorps service term. The member will receive a monthly stipend and an education award upon successful completion of the term that may be used for education expenses or to repay qualified student loans.


4-year degree in area of education, natural resources, environmental education or other related fields

Ability to complete ATV safety training and certification course

Ability to work with and support youth and adults from a diverse range of experiences, cultures, and backgrounds

Demonstrated understanding of 4-H Outdoor Education youth development programs

Ability to provide leadership in planning, organizing, directing and evaluating educational programs related to outdoor 4-H education youth development programs

Ability to maintain and build volunteer involvement in all 4-H delivery modes

Flexibility and dependability

Willingness to learn new skills and ability to give and receive feedback

Computer skills

Skills in verbal and written communication and strong organizational skills


18-25 years old.

Must be a US Citizen, US National or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the US.

Must pass the National Sex Offender Public Registry and criminal history check. “Pass” is defined as no positive hits on the NSOPR and no history of violent offenses on the criminal history check.

Full term of service must be completed in order to receive the education award.

Must possess a valid driver’s license, safe driving record (no major moving violations or DUI’s in the past five years), and have access to a personal vehicle.

Please visit the MN-IA Conservation Corp Individual Placement site for more information:

Margo Bowerman

University of Minnesota Center for Youth Development, 218-281-8695