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Lead a Youth Crew

If you're committed and inspired by making an impact on both the lives of youth and our public lands, then serving as a leader of a youth crew is the right position for you!  Our High School Expedition and Youth Conservation Corps crews are service experiences for Montana teens ages 14 to 18. Youth Members spend their time outdoors, camping, learning, exploring and serving on priority conservation projects to improve wildlife habitat and recreation resources like trails and campgrounds on our beloved public lands.  


We have several different options to lead Montana youth:

Expedition Leaders:  Lead crews with a co-leader on rotating project, working in different Montana communities to fully explore a variety of hands-on natural resource projects.  Expedition crews are often based in remote, rural communities around Montana, with crew sizes of 4-6 participants.  The youth expedition crews camp for the entire duration of their 11 day trips. 

Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Leaders: The Youth Conservation Corps Leader will lead crews with a co-leader for day projects, working intensively in one community to fully explore a variety of hands-on natural resource projects.  YCC crews are based in remote, rural communities around Montana, with crew sizes of 4-6 participants. The youth participants typically go home every evening. 

Senior Expedition Leader: As a Senior Expedition Leader, you will flow between the roles of teacher, mentor, and coach. You will work to help  Expedition and YCC Leaders encourage youth in the worlds of conservation and stewardship. Most importantly, you will do it all with Big Sky Country as your office. If you are ready to take your experience with youth to the next level, this could be the position for you. 

Staff Opportunities: We have a dedicated youth program staff team that helps to ensure our leaders and members are highly trained and supported in the field.  If you have a passion for youth development and are looking for a full time position, check out our staff openings! 


Here is what you can expect during a season of leading Montana youth:

What your day looks like - Expedition Crews

What your day looks like - YCC Crews

What is AmeriCorps?

What are the benefits of service?

How your service helps the planet

How we support you during your term

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