SCA Alumni Teams consist of members and leaders who have previously served with SCA, whether as a leader or member of a team or through an individual internship. These experienced crews work to complete projects such as trail building and maintenance, removing invasive species, installing signs, and other conservation projects in the field.
The 2022 Voyageurs Alumni Team, made up of 1 leader and 4 members, will spend 9 weeks improving back country trails in Voyageurs National Park.
This team's project involves rehabilitation of the Locator and Shoepack Lake trail systems. Work includes removing blown down trees and encroaching vegetation to reopen the trail corridor, installing sections of raised trails, wood board walk, waterbars, and tread surface, constructing rock cairns and installing signs.
This crew will be camping for the duration of their time on site. Team will be boated to campsites that may not have amenities like running water, electricity, or cell service. The team will either hike or canoe to their work sites daily. The crew will begin their season at Wooden Frog Campground, which has potable water and toilet facilities.
The team requires at least one member or the leader to have chainsaw certifications.
Team member benefits:
- $325/week living allowance
- One-time travel allowance ($650)
- Housing (campsite) and field-based meals
- Uniform stipend of $200
- Team members who complete 300 hours are eligible for $1,374 AmeriCorps Education Award. Members who accept position after 8/1 may not be eligible for AmeriCorps due to onboarding paperwork.
Please note that all allowances are subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes.
The COVID-19 pandemic has required SCA to implement safety protocols and policies to help our teams manage the risks associated with the pandemic. Click here to review SCA's COVID guidelines.
All SCA program participants are required to be fully vaccinated. Full vaccination is defined as having received a booster shot six months after the Pfizer and Moderna primary series and two months after the Johnson & Johnson primary series.
Position ID: PO-00731411
Expected Dates: August 15, 2022 - October 14, 2022
9940 Cedar Lane
Kabetogama, MN 56669
Main Area of Focus: Trail Maintenance or Construction
AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible