About Canyon Country Youth Corps (CCYC)

Canyon Country Youth Corps (CCYC) is a Conservation Corps located in Monticello, Utah. It is operated by the Canyon County Discover Center. CCYC works as a Conservation Corps in the Spring and Fall seasons and as a Youth Corps in the Summer season. CCYC provides opportunities for youth and young adults, ages 15-25, to participate in service work projects in Southeastern Utah in partnership with the land-managing agencies of the region.

Projects include trail maintenance and construction; fence construction; habitat restoration; mechanical and non-mechanical thinning; invasive species removal and treatment; and other conservation-related projects in backcountry and front country settings. CCYC involves youth from the four corners region as well as national hires.


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We will begin reviewing applications in late Winter for Summer and Fall positions!

Date: June – November 2018
Salary: Earn $300 per week. Members are eligible for AmeriCorps Education Awards upon season completion.
Location: Monticello, Utah

Canyon Country Youth Corps provides employment opportunities for youth and young adults to work on service projects on public lands in Southeastern Utah, in partnership with land management agencies.

Crew Members live and work outdoors as part of an 8 person crew, completing various conservation projects. Crews are trained to use chainsaws and a variety of hand tools to complete projects. Tasks may include: invasive species removal, fire mitigation work, trail construction, and other conservation-related projects in backcountry and frontcountry settings.

CCYC hires native and local youth from the four corners region, as well as national hires. Crews consist of six Crew Members and two Crew Leaders.Crew’s work a schedule 9-10 days on and 5- 6 days off.

  • No conservation experience needed
  • Love of the outdoors necessary
  • Must be willing to work hard and be part of a team
  • General outdoor experience preferred
  • Must have ability to complete required AmeriCorps hours within term of service dates, be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, be age 18 by start date
  • Be able to pass a Federal Criminal History Check


CCYC is always looking for qualified field staff and crew leaders. CCYC’s field staff, work on with various projects and crews. We hire on a revolving basis, so please submit your resume and cover letter to:
Reasonable accommodations can be made for interviews, as well as for service, for any qualified applicant with a disability.

Contact Us

Canyon Country Youth Corps
1117 N. Main St.
P.O. Box 1029 
Monticello, UT 84535

Phone: 1-800-525-4456 or 1-435-587-2156 ext. 1008


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