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ACE CA - Summer Program
Members will spend 3 months training on complex trail construction, forestry, or environmental restoration projects. The goal of the position is to accomplish meaningful project work for a variety of agencies while becoming proficient in advanced field techniques such as trail construction, dry stone masonry, and chainsaw use. Members will gain leadership skills while helping to supervise, train, and generally support ACE volunteers who are rotated into long-term projects. Each Member will also be required to coordinate one volunteer service event, recruiting a minimum of 10 community members to participate in a volunteer project. All ACE work is physically demanding, occasionally requiring stints in the backcountry and/or extended stays in the field. Location: Based in Santa Cruz and South Lake Tahoe, CA. Projects take place at various locations throughout CA. All participants must be flexible and willing to be assigned to a variety of locations and for multiple agencies, wherever community need is the highest. Assignments vary in length from 1 to 4 weeks so Members experience a range of opportunities throughout their 3-month term. Qualifications: Age: 18-25. Must have an established interest in conservation issues and an ability to tackle challenging situations with a positive mindset. Applicants must be willing to undertake arduous physical work in all types of weather and terrain, and to participate as team members dedicated to ACE's mission. Drug users, including users of marijuana, should not consider applying, as ACE reserves the right to require drug testing. Members must have personal medical insurance for the duration of their participation with ACE. ACE will provide tents to all members (upon request) but all other camping items must be provided by successful applicants. Due to fire hazards in ACE, smokers should not apply.
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Member Duties : Trainings include technical project and outdoor skills such as retaining wall construction, rock step construction, rock drilling, splitting and shaping, setting up rigging systems, tread and switchback construction, installing water bars, check dams and other erosion control devises, chainsaw training, GPS use, and CPR. Members will be certified in Wilderness First Aid and will develop interpersonal and leadership skills while serving as mentors to ACE volunteers and as support for ACE and agency staff. Members will also receive Leave No Trace training.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Stipend ,  Food on service days ,  Living Allowance ,  Housing ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
Terms :
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time ,  Uniforms provided and required . 
Service Areas :
Environment ,  Public Safety . 
Skills :
Ability to do physical labor ,  Environment ,  Team Work ,  Trade/Construction ,  General Skills ,  First Aid . 
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ACE CA - Summer Program

Program Start/End Date
05/11/2014  -   08/16/2014

Work Schedule Summer

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  25

Program Locations CALIFORNIA  


Accepting Applications
From  03/18/2014  To  06/10/2014 

Contact Carolyn Getschow
333 Soquel Ave
Santa Cruz   CA   95062

Listing ID 53858