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The application deadline was April 5.

Application Deadline was April 5

Sorry, we are no longer accepting applications for Corpsmembers positions.

Reference Letter

If you have never worked for the Youth Corps before, you will be required to submit one letter of reference from an adult who knows you who is not a family or household member.

Ask a teacher, counselor, coach, clergy member, youth group leader, neighbor, family friend, etc. PLAN AHEAD! Do not wait until the last minute to ask someone to write a letter, and please be mindful of the deadline.

If you did not include a reference letter when you submitted your application, you can email it to


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

Returning Corpsmembers who are eligible for re-hire and submit an application by the deadline will receive preference in the hiring process.

Work Days & Times

  • Corpsmembers work 30 hours per week; Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. with a half-hour unpaid lunch.
  • The program starts on Monday, June 10, and ends on Wednesday, July 31.
  • Corpsmembers will be required to constantly perform manual labor in varying weather conditions; they will frequently walk over uneven terrain; and they may be asked to carry up to 40 pounds alone or with a teammate up to 100 feet anywhere from occasionally up to 2/3 or more of the time.
  • To maintain employment, Corpsmembers may miss no more than four days, except for verified medical reasons or family emergencies. Plan vacations around the holiday break (July 3-5).


Corpsmembers will be placed on teams that meet in or near their hometowns. For example, an applicant from Lafayette will be placed on a team that meets in Lafayette or Louisville.


Employees will be paid using direct deposit. Open a checking or savings account if needed.

  • $16.00/hour for 1st Year Corpsmembers
  • $16.40/hour for 2nd Year Corpsmembers
  • $16.81/hour for 3rd Year Corpsmembers
  • $17.23/hour for 4th Year Corpsmembers
  • $100 bonus possible for successful completion

Affinity Crews

The Youth Corps believes diversity is a key source of strength for our communities and we strive to create a safe and empowering environment for participants from a wide range of backgrounds and abilities. A key element of our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is fielding single-identity affinity crews to support communities historically underserved in the outdoor space. This year, we will field two affinity crews, a Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and a LGBTQ+ Crew. Affinity crews will work on typical Youth Corps projects side-by-side with Corpsmembers and Leaders who share in their identity.


Applicants who have never worked for us before will need to attend an in-person interview in April.

Returning Corpsmembers be given a brief phone interview in early April.

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.

Contact Us

Office Location

5201 St Vrain Road
Longmont, CO 80503
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