Southwest Conservation Corps Member Openings in Colorado

Southwest Conservation Corps has opened up our applications for crew members for the 2021 season in both Durango and Salida, CO. We have nine different positions with multiple openings under each. All of these crews will start towards the end of May and will run through the end of October, except for the summer ones, which end in early August.

We are excited to be offering a Leaders of Color crew for the first year out of our Salida office! This crew provides an open and supportive space where BIPOC members work with, learn from, and grow alongside one another as members gain trainings and certifications in chainsaw, crosscut, rigging, technical rock work, and trail construction and design. The crew will also emphasize leadership and professional development

Some general information about all crews


  *   To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 30

  *   Regularly lift and/or move up to 50 lbs

  *   A US citizen that has received (or on track to receive) a high school diploma or GED

  *   All offers of employment are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check.


  *   AmeriCorps Education Award (Value may change depending on term of service)

  *   Food provided while in the field

  *   Uniforms provided (including personal protective equipment)

  *   On the job skills in a variety of conservation related activities

  *   Wilderness First Aid training

For the health and safety of our crews, staff and communities, projects may be postponed or adjusted due to COVID-19. The information provided in this Position Description is an outline of how our program has typically been operating, however is subject to change. As this situation develops, and decisions are made, we will provide updates. We encourage you to continue with the application process and we will keep consistent and direct communication with all applicants.âÂEUR¯

Our general site with all of our openings is

Salida, CO Positions Direct Position Description/Application Portal Links

Fourteener Conservation Crew Member –

Leaders of Color Crew Member –

Summer Conservation Crew Member –

Technical Trail Conservation Crew Member –

WomenâÂEURÂ(tm)s+ Saw Crew Member –

Durango, CO Positions Direct Position Description/Application Portal Links

WomenâÂEURÂ(tm)s + Conservation Crew Member âÂEUR”

Summer Conservation Crew Member âÂEUR”

Long Term Conservation Crew Member âÂEUR”

Crosscut Crew Member âÂEUR”