Central Oregon Youth Conservation Corps Program (COYCC)
Apply by April 26th, starts June 24th.
COYCC Program Quick Facts
Central Oregon Youth Corps Conservation (COYCC) is a work-learn-earn program administered cooperatively by the Heart of Oregon Corps, Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Forest Service in partnership with local community organizations, schools, businesses and private individuals. Heart of Oregon Corps will hire and employ youth in the program to work on public lands in a natural resources based hands-on education and employment program. Participants will do hard physical work and may be exposed to insects, adverse weather, and difficult working conditions. Participants earn minimum wage ($8.80 per hour) and can earn a high school “skills based learning credit” for completion of the program. COYCC participants work Monday through Thursday from 7:00am to 4:30pm starting late
Youth, ages 16 through 18 at the date of enrollment, who are permanent residents of the United States, are eligible for employment without regard to social, economic, racial, or ethnic backgrounds. No specific experience is required for a summer position with COYCC. However, we do look for youth that can follow instructions, work as a team member and follow through with a commitment, as well as those who express an interest in enjoying working in the out of doors. Applicants who have already successfully participated in the COYCC summer program may be eligible for a Youth Crew Leader position.
Eligible youth (17-18 years old) accepted in the program can apply for 1 of 30 AmeriCorps Education Award positions to earn a $1,132 scholarship to use at any Title IV post-secondary college or university.
Heart of Oregon Corps, PO Box 279 Bend, Oregon 97709 Phone: 541.633.7834 Fax: 541.306.3703 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org