How old do I have to be?
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.
Must be at least 21 years old by June 12, 2017.
How much would I get paid?
1st year – $9.30 an hour
2nd & 3rd year – $9.55 an hour
4th year – $9.80 an hour
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?
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.
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.
The season begins on Monday, June 12 and ends on Wednesday, August 2.
2017 Corpsmember Calendar
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?
Can miss no more than 4 days of work (or 30 hours). No exceptions are made.
Any time off during the season in strongly discouraged.
Do I have to live in Boulder County?
Yes, Corpsmembers must be residents of Boulder County. No exceptions are made.
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?
We match you to a convenient transportation point in your community (usually accessible by bus) based on the address provided on your application.
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.