Local Crews for young adults provide members with job skills, leadership opportunities, challenging project work and personal and professional development. Crew members, ages 18-25, primarily live at home, but may occasionally camp, and work on projects Monday through Thursday with Friday focused on education.
SCHEDULE: Local Crews typically work 4-days on with 3-days off. Local crews typically return to the Las Cruces office each evening, however their are occasions where Local crews will be required to camp at a project site. Crews operate for anywhere between 3 and 9 months.
Housing is not provided. Crews typically camp during hitch at or near their project site. A vehicle for travel to and from the office and project site is provided.
Project work will vary due to seasonality and environmental safety concerns. Projects that crews typically work on may include, but are not limited to:
- Trail construction and maintenance
- Invasive species management, including pesticide/herbicide application
- Habitation restoration
- Fence installation/repair
- Land Management Inventory and Mapping
- Fire fuels reduction
- National Disaster Relief
- Community Service
- Recreation and facilities maintenance and construction