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Youth Corps

Youth Corps Frequently Asked Questions

How old do I have to be?

Must be at least 14 years old and no older than 17 years old by June 10, 2024.

Assistant Team Leaders
Must be at least 18 years old by June 10, 2024.

Team Leaders
Must be at least 21 years old by June 10, 2020

How much would I get paid?

1st year: $16.00 hourly
2nd year: $16.40 hourly
3rd year: $16.81 hourly
4th year: $17.23 hourly

Assistant Team Leaders
1st year: $20.20 hourly
2nd year: $20.70 hourly
3rd year: $21.22 hourly
4th year: $21.75 hourly

Team Leaders
1st year: $22.44 hourly
2nd year: $23.00 hourly
3rd year: $23.58 hourly
4th year: $24.17 hourly

What hours would I work?

Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a half-hour unpaid lunch. That figures out to 30 hours per week.

Monday through Thursday from approximately 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from approximately 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. That figures out to approximately 40 hours per week. During training, hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

When does the program run?

Extended Holiday Break (for both Corpsmembers and Staff)
Both Corpsmembers and Staff will not work July 3-5.

The season begins on Monday, June 10, and ends on Wednesday, July 31.

Training begins on Monday, May 27. The last day for staff is Friday, Aug. 2.

How much time can I miss?

Can miss no more than four days of work (or 30 hours). No exceptions are made except for medical reasons or an excused family emergency.

Any time off during the season in strongly discouraged.

Do I have to live in Boulder County?

Yes, Corpsmembers must be residents of Boulder County. No exceptions are made.

No, there are no residency restrictions for staff.

What type of work would I do?

The Youth Corps works exclusively on outdoor service projects. Much of the work requires hard, physical labor. Projects include trail building, landscaping, forestry work, historic preservation, fence building, and noxious weed removal.

Is there a lot of competition for these jobs?

Yes. We normally receive 400-500 Corpsmember applications each year.

How are new Corpsmembers selected?

First-year Corpsmembers are chosen based on their application, letter of reference, interview, availability, applicable experience, willingness to follow rules, and interest in being part of a team.

Do I have to have a Social Security number?

All employees must have a Social Security number before they begin work. File for a number now if you do not have one because it can be a lengthy process! More information is available from the Social Security Administration.

Where will I start my day?

We match you to a convenient transportation point in your community (usually accessible by bus) based on the address provided on your application.

Have the option of starting in Boulder or Longmont.

What does the word ‘corps’ mean and how do I pronounce it?

The word ‘corps’ means, “a group of people associated or acting together.” Corps is pronounced korh. The plural form is spelled the same way but pronounced korhs.

What happens if I’m injured on the job?

All employees are covered by Boulder County’s workers’ compensation program. If you are injured on the job, you will receive information that details the procedure for seeking medical attention and reporting an injury. In most cases, your Team Leader will transport you to the nearest county designated clinic for treatment and complete the required form. The Program Manager will contact your parent or legal guardian to meet you at the clinic. Please note that treatment of injuries resulting from horseplay or unauthorized activities is not covered. If medical treatment is required, one of the designated clinics must be used. Failure to follow these procedures will result in medical bills from unauthorized physicians becoming your responsibility.

Who do I call if I’m going to be absent for the day?


In the event of an illness or family emergency, you must call 303-678-6104 by 7 a.m. This applies to each day you miss. Please note that two days of absences during the season without notification are grounds for immediate dismissal. All other planned absences due to vacation, sports camps, etc. should be arranged with the Team Leader. Corpsmembers may not miss more than four days (30 hours) of work, except for medical reasons or an excused family emergency. No exceptions are made.


In the event of an illness or family emergency, you must call 303-678-6104 by 6:30 a.m.

How can I get more Youth Corps shirts?

Extra shirts may be purchased from the Team Leader with a check made to Boulder County ($5 for t-shirts; $8 for long-sleeved shirts).

How often do I get paid?

Twice a month; on the 6th and 21st of the month.

Contact Us

Office Location

5201 St Vrain Road
Longmont, CO 80503
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