Applications for 2014 employment with The Family YMCA's Youth Conservation Crew will be taken until 5 pm on March 21, 2014. Click here for application.

The state of New Mexico's YCC has awarded contracts to preform important conservation and trail work in the Los Alamos vicinity annually since 2009. Our YCC goals are to 1)employ youth from Española and Los Alamos to facilitate friendships and positive relationships; 2)provide leadership and job skills; 3)provide an opportunity for youth to learn important environmental and ecosystem concepts in a context where they are providing meaningful service to the community; 4)provide an opportunity for youth to socialize and participate with peers in a supervised environment that emphasizes respect and responsibility and 5)encourage graduation and continuing education.

The Y was thrilled with the accomplishments of our 42 crew members during the summer of 2013. Working together, YCC members contribute to the quality of life for all New Mexicans, striving for healthy natural resources and lasting community benefits. Through hands-on training, education and learning opportunities, crew members develop transferable work skills, and receive coaching on how to apply learned skills in future education or work settings.

Past summer projects and trainings have included include riparian restoration, trail construction and maintenance, fire ecology data collection and application to watershed management projects, training in firefighter and trail-building tool use and care, erosion control, bridge building and installation, native plant and animal identification, and other locally relevant ecology concepts.

Eligibility requirements for Youth Conservation Corps members:
Enrollment in the program shall be limited to individuals who, at the time of enrollment, are:
(1) unemployed;
(2) are New Mexico residents;
(3) are in-school or out-of-school youth;
(4) are between the ages of 14 and 25 years of age
Note: 14 & 15 year-olds must provide a work permit available from the Department of Labor or schools

Possible positions:
On-the-Job Trainer
Crew Leader (ages 21-25), click here for Job Description
Crew Member (ages 14-25), click here for Job Description

Visit the official New Mexico YCC webpage for more information on other YCC programs in New Mexico.


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Liability Waiver - Ages 13 & Over (88 KB)

Job Descriptions/Application for YCC Summer Seasonal Openings:

 YCC Crew Member

 YCC Crew Leader

 YCC On The Job Trainer

 YCC Application Packet