Energy and Water Conservation Corpsmembers will serve Metro Denver residents by installing in-home energy and water saving measures (low-flow toilets, kitchen aerators, bathroom aerators, programmable thermostats, and LED light bulbs) and educate the community about the importance of energy and water conservation. Corpsmembers will serve in teams of 2-3 to complete daily household appointments using MHYC provided vehicles, toolkits, and materials. Corpsmembers will educate our community on the importance of climate action and energy and water conservation through client surveys and outreach efforts. Corpsmembers will also participate in an ongoing education program that offers leadership development, technical skill-building, and career readiness training including industry recognized certificates. MHYC supports diverse teams of Corpsmembers as they explore their future goals and career pathways.
*Denver Residents are strongly encouraged to apply*
- Biweekly stipend: Earn a living stipend of $1,000 and $100 housing allowance (pre-tax) every two weeks.
- Education Award: Earn a scholarship of $3,172.50 upon successful completion of a 900-hour term of service. Or, earn a $4,441.50 scholarship upon a successful completion of a 1200 hour term of service. This award can be used to pay educational-related costs including tuition and payback of qualifying student loans. Individuals have 7 years to use the education award.
- Timeline: This is a temporary position with enrollment beginning in January for a 1200 hour term (9 month commitment) and a 900 hour term (6 month commitment).
- Industry Recognized Certifications Available: OSHA 10, First Aid/CPR, Building Science Principles, Roots of Success. Build your resume and experience for employment within green industries.
- Income Qualifying Residents: Provide high-quality customer service to low-income households in the Denver Metro area: schedule energy assessment visits and travel to income-qualified households across the front-range to install high-efficient lights, toilets and low-flow water fixtures. Educate residents on conservation techniques and provide information on resources to help improve their quality of life.
- The Community: Provide support and complete service projects with other local non-profits and community organizations. Projects include service with local food banks, community gardens, and community clean-ups.
- Training: Hands on technical training for project installations, scheduling and reporting. Additional training and ongoing education for leadership, customer service, climate change, environmental racism, DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion), and career readiness/development.
- Supportive Services: MHYC provides resources for mental health counseling, transportation costs, food security, and other personal needs
- Health Benefits: May be eligible for health insurance after serving at MHYC for 60 days. Members will have a share of the monthly health insurance premium.
- Student Loan Forbearance: Possible through the National Service Trust on qualifying federal government student loans.
MHYC is committed to hiring candidates with unique backgrounds and perspectives. If you are interested in this position but are concerned that you do not meet all of the requirements or possess all of the necessary skills, or that prior convictions or your background might disqualify you, we encourage you to submit an application anyway.
- Between 18-24 years old. Must be eligible for enrollment in AmeriCorps as a US Citizen, National, or Lawful Permanent Resident. Documentation will be required on the first day.
- High School Diploma or GED required.
- English proficiency; bi-lingual Spanish speaking applicants strongly encouraged to apply.
- Capable of participating in physical labor including but not limited to: ability to lift 50 lbs., able to conduct repetitive hand and arm motions, and able to maneuver in tight spaces, including bending and kneeling. Reasonable accommodations will be made in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- Desire and ability to engage with people from different backgrounds and demographics.
- Demonstrate commitment to serving with your team, communication and problem solving.
- This program requires some Corpsmembers to be program drivers; driver eligibility requirements: minimum 21 years old, valid driver’s license, and insurable DMV record.
- MHYC has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement. Individuals must submit proof of full vaccination, partial vaccination, or submit their COVID-19 vaccination exemption request by their first day. If only partial vaccination is submitted, proof of the second shot needs to meet the recommended time interval of the vaccine administered. Please reach out to MHYC staff for exemption forms or more information.
- This position has recurring access to vulnerable populations and therefore enrollees must complete a pre-service background check including fingerprinting. Pre-service drug screen required.
- Must not engage in any prohibited activities listed in the AmeriCorps member service agreement and must adhere to rules and regulations specified in the MHYC handbook.
- This position reports to the Energy and Water Program Support Staff
- Office location: 953 Decatur St. Denver, CO 80204. Travel with MHYC vehicles required during service.
Visit our website at www.milehighyouthcorps.org and click “Apply Now”. Or visit us in person at 1801 Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80204. Questions? Email email@example.com or call 303-433-1206 x 221
Mile High Youth Corps is committed to diversity in principle and practice, both in the community at large and within the organization. We are, therefore, committed to having our internal operations and employment practices administered on a non-discriminating basis inclusive of, but not limited to, race, religion, color, socio-economic status, gender, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, marital status, or national origin. Every effort shall be made to grant reasonable accommodation for qualified people with disabilities to participate in this AmeriCorps program
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