Over 640 teens have participated in the Youth Conservation Corps since it began, and BNAN is anticipating another 60 youth will serve in the program in 2014, its 20th year of operation. This year, four teams of youth age 15-18 will work along the Neponset River Greenway in Dorchester and Mattapan, the East Boston Greenway, Allandale Woods in West Roxbury, and our Urban Agriculture sites in Roxbury and Hyde Park. YCC teens learn teamwork and job skills while engaged in park improvement projects involving environmental restoration, trail building, landscaping, urban agriculture and more.
The YCC youth have been instrumental in building support for both the Greenways and Urban Wilds by drawing community attention to these spaces. BNAN partners with MA DCR and Boston Parks Department to accomplish the YCC projects.
We are now hiring for the 2014 season! Read below for more information.
The Youth Conservation Corps work and education programs focus on restoring habitat and creating access. The list below is just a sample of what YCC members do.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE YCC POSITIONS
Youth will be part of one of the above teams with 10-12 other teens and will engage in physical work projects to improve parks and natural areas or grow vegetables. Corpsmembers will learn about environmental and food justice topics while performing conservation projects, trail building, landscaping, urban agriculture and other similar activities. YCC youth also participate in outdoor programming such as canoeing and biking as well as job skills workshops.
Pay: $8.00 per hour
HOW TO APPLY
Apply via a paper application:
Deadline to Apply: Monday March 10. All applications received after the above deadline will be considered for our waiting list. While we do hire crew members from that list, you are encouraged to apply early.
HOPELINE SUMMER JOB 2014 REGISTRATION
SAVE THE DATE AND TELL A FRIEND!
Mark your calendar and don't forget to apply to the Hopeline to be considered for employment with the Boston Youth Fund (BYF) for the summer of 2014! For example, the Youth Conservation Corps at Boston Natural Areas Network hires its teens from the BYF summer jobs program, along with many partner organizations.
All applicants must be full-time residents of Boston and be between the ages of 15 and 18 years old. You must turn 15 on or before Jul 6, 2014 and cannot turn 19 on or before Aug 15, 2014. That's right, new this year- eligibility is expanded to 18 year olds!
Register online 24 hours a day from February 1 at 10am until March 3 at 11:59 p.m. at www.bostonyouthfund.org or call 617-635-HOPE (4673) on February 18, 19 & 20 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Applying with the Hopeline does NOT guarantee a summer job. FLYER ATTACHED. Please call the Boston Youth Fund with any questions, 617-635-4202. Also, see a list of sites that offered Hopeline jobs last summer at www.bostonyouthfund.org
Be sure to also mark your calendar for the Boston Youth Fund Job Fair on February 15! 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Boston Public Library at Copley Square, 700 Boylston Street. Learn about potential employers, get help with your resume, build relationships with employers, and more! Register for the event NOW: https://byfteenjobfair.eventbrite.com.
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