Youth Corps 

Youth Corps FAQs


Potential Corpsmembers & Staff

How old do I have to be?

Corpsmembers
Must be at least 14 years old and no older than 17 years old by June 12, 2017.

Assistant Team Leaders
Must be at least 18 years old by June 12, 2017.

Team Leaders
Must be at least 21 years old by June 12, 2017.

How much would I get paid?

Corpsmembers
1st year - $9.30 an hour
2nd & 3rd year - $9.55 an hour
4th year - $9.80 an hour

Staff
1st year Assistant Team Leaders - $15.67 an hour
1st year Team Leaders - $17.67 an hour
Both staff positions receive a 5% increase each year of return with a cap after 5 years.

What hours would I work?

Corpsmembers
Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. with a half-hour unpaid lunch. That figures out to 30 hours per week.

Staff
Monday through Thursday from approximately 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. That figures out to approximately 40 hours per week. During training, hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 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 June 30 - July 4.

Corpsmembers
The season begins on Monday, June 12 and ends on Wednesday, August 2.
2017 Corpsmember Calendar

Staff
For new staff, training begins on Wednesday, May 31.
For returning staff, training begins on Monday, June 5. CPR and First Aid is offered on June 8. The last day for staff is Friday, August 4.
2017 Staff Calendar

How much time can I miss?

Corpsmembers
Can miss no more than 4 days of work (or 30 hours). No exceptions are made.

Staff
Any time off during the season in strongly discouraged.

Do I have to live in Boulder County?

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

Staff
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. See Photos and Videos or read the Final Reports.

Is there a lot of competition for these jobs?

Yes. We normally receive 400-500 applications for approximately 160 Corpsmember positions.

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?

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

Staff
Have the option of starting in Boulder or Longmont.

Is there a guide book I can read?

Yes - please read the Corpsmember Handbook.

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.


Current Corpsmembers & Staff

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 an injury information card 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 help you 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?

Corpsmembers
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. A doctor’s note is required for any illness lasting more than four days. 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 verified medical reasons or an excused family emergency. No exceptions are made.

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

How often do I get paid?

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

I lost my reimbursement form. Can I get a new one?

What do I do if I lost my W-2?

Fill out the Request for Duplicate W-2 and submit to Human Resources.


Contacts

Youth Corps
Judy Wolfe
303-678-6104
303-678-6180 (fax)
Office Location
5201 St. Vrain Road
Longmont, CO 80503
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