Through your generous donations to the Glacier National Park Conservancy, the Montana Conservation Corps is now recruiting 15-17 year old participants for the Glacier Youth Corps. Members will live primarily in front and back country campsites, near their work locations in Glacier National Park, for one month this summer. Participants will work side by side with expert park staff, corps leaders and historic preservation professionals to improve trails and historic buildings, monitor wildlife as citizen scientists and work with the vegetation management team to restore areas with native plants.
Expedition crew members are taught Montana Conservation Corps’ program objectives of communication and team skills, leadership development, environmental stewardship, technical field skills, and embracing a strong service ethic through their crew experience and complementary education.
This program encourages participants to connect with something bigger than themselves. By living and working alongside peers from different communities, members develop a team first mentality that can lead to lasting friendships. Each teen receives marketable know-how and resume experience by completing 160 hours of community service. Participants also obtain a Presidential Service Award and $200 service award upon completing the program.
Visit the MCC’s website for more information and to apply.