High School Students: Do you love being outside? Enjoy doing something different every day? Have a passion for the environment? The Student Conservation Corps is hiring high school students for spring and summer work sessions to remove invasive species from Parks and Land Trust properties. Read on to find out more!
NOTE: Spring Break Scotch Broom Brigade applications are no longer being accepted. However, you may still submit application for Summer 2015 SCoCo sessions!
Salary information: All SCoCo members will be paid $9.49, for four hours a day in each session. One hour of unpaid break time is dedicated to conservation education during the summer session and Corps members are expected to stay on site to participate.
Application process: Interested individuals must attend an Application Work Party and submit an application for the Spring Break Scotch Broom Brigade or Summer SCoCo Sessions. The SCoCo members commit to a full BIMPRD summer session and two additional fall volunteer work parties. Up to 12 interested students from these 24 may participate in the spring break program.
SPRING 2015 APPLICATION WORK PARTY DATES:APRIL 11 - FAY BAINBRIDGE PARK 1:00-3:30PM
APRIL 25 - PRITCHARD PARK 1:00-3:30PM
There will be two waves of the application process in order to fill out the spring break program while allowing for others to apply later for the summer session. Interested students must attend one application work party in order to apply. This counts as a volunteer activity and students may get community service credit for their hours. Interviews will occur during these sessions, and applications will be issued to students after these work parties. Applicants should come dressed to work in loose-fitting pants and work shoes, with gloves and appropriate layers for warmth. We will meet and accomplish some great work, rain or shine!
First Wave of SCoCo Applications are now complete. We are still accepting second wave applications for summer SCoCo programs.
Second Wave SCoCo Application Dates
April 11th: Fay Bainbridge 1-3:30pm
April 25th: Pritchard Park 1-3:30pm
April 29: deadline for application to be emailed to program director.
April 30th: accepted applicants will receive invitation to join the 2015 SCoCo. A wait-list will be maintained.
May 10th: All accepted SCoCo members must confirm that they will take summer positions.
BIMPRD SCoCo Session: June 22nd to July 8th. 9:30 am-2:30 pm:
The Program will run for 12 work days with holidays on weekends and July 4th. Field work will take place at two or more parks.
Bainbridge Island Land Trust SCoCo Session: July 13th to 17th. 9:30am-2:30pm:
This program is open to Summer Session SCoCo members as an optional extended work opportunity. Field work will take place at 2 or more sites that may include private Conservation easements in addition to Land Trust owned open space. There is also an opportunity for more days beyond July 17th for interested students.
You can also find upcoming work party information on SCoCo's Facebook page.
If you have more questions and interested in knowing more about the 2015 SCoCo program, please contact Clarice Cutler at email@example.com or Becca Nissley at (206) 842-1216 or firstname.lastname@example.org.