Sound to Summit Crews
Paid Summer Conservation work for Ages 15-19
Want to earn money and make a difference in your community? Our community crews learn how to build trails, enhance natural habitats, remove invasive species, and develop valuable skills while improving the local parks in their community.
Sound to Summit crews will be comprised of youth (15-19) and 2 adult leaders. They will work for five weeks in total. The first four will be working with the local city and county parks departments completing a variety of projects. Youth will meet each morning at the crew vehicle which is centrally located in town, complete around 6.5 hours of work, have one hour of education, and then return to the original meeting location. The crews fifth week will take them to Mt. Rainier National Park to complete conservation projects, recreate, and learn about natural resources and the outdoors. During this fifth and final week they will camp in the National park the entire time. Northwest Youth Corps will provide food, transportation, and can help provide additional required camping equipment if needed.
Session 1: June 27 to July 29
Locations: Tacoma, Lakewood WA
Session 2: August 1 to September 2
Locations: Tacoma, Olympia WA
Benefits/Tuition: Receive up to $1,750 for participation in this service-learning program. $300 per week plus an additional $50 per week bonus based on attendance. Participants also have the potential to earn high school credit for their time. There is a tuition cost for this educational program of $200 with scholarships available based on need.