P-CREW Youth Corps: Crew Leaders

Sierra Institute for Community and Environment

About the organization

Our Mission
Promoting healthy and sustainable forests and watersheds by investing in the well-being of rural communities and strengthening their participation in natural resource decision-making and programs.

Our Approach
Recognizing the direct relationship rural communities have with forest landscapes, Sierra Institute has advanced integrative programs that support rural environmental, economic, and community health at local, regional, and national levels for the past twenty-five years.


Participate in pre-season 5-week training (if the training time interferes with college finals please reach out to discuss implications and possible accommodations)
Mentor and Co-lead a crew of 11 crew members (ages 16-18) and one Alumni All-star Assistant for 6 weeks including day to day activities at the project site, at camp, and recreational activities on the weekends. This includes providing physical, social, and emotional support to the crew.
Provide guidance, leadership opportunities, and camp operations responsibilities to the Alumni All-Star Assistant to foster personal and professional growth.
Educate and train youth crew members in camp set up, camp and personal hygiene, Leave No Trace principles, and camp safety.
Successfully complete conservation projects for 40 hours per week throughout the six-week session in a variety of outdoor settings.
Lead recreational trips on the weekends (backpacking, swimming, hiking, etc.)
Navigate and transport crews to and from work, camp, and recreational sites safely while pulling a trailer on both paved and dirt roads. (Driving with a trailer can be learned and practiced during training weeks).
Submit written, digital, and oral reports on project status, supplies, personnel, incidents, vehicles, and expenses to support staff on a weekly basis. This includes capturing before and after photos of projects and photos of crew members working and camping.
Provide guidance for healthy meal planning to crew members.


● Proof of full COVID-19 Vaccination
● Wilderness First Aid certification (or higher)
● Pre-service background screening required
● Clean Driving Record
● A demonstrated commitment to youth development and stewardship. Experience working with teens (ages 15-18) required.
● Social and emotional skills to promote positive personal growth and develop relationships with people from all backgrounds, abilities, cultures, orientations, identities, and communities.
● Undergraduate degree in Outdoor Recreation Leadership, Natural Resources, Education, Psychology, Child Development, or similar program, and/or experience working with groups on conservation restoration projects.
● Interest in landscape stewardship and willingness to learn skills necessary to achieve project goals ( trail maintenance, fuels management, restoration, etc.). Training will be provided.
● Strong leadership, organizational, and problem-solving skills are preferred.
● A sense of humor and positive mental attitude!
● Ability to work long hours, and be responsible for crew 24 hours a day/7 days per week in the field and at camp during the 6-week P-CREW youth program.



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Send your resume, cover letter, and the contact information for your references as one pdf to [email protected] with the position title you are applying for in the subject line.

The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

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