Crew Leader & Assistant Crew Leader Overview 2018

Position Type:     Full-time/Seasonal

Session Dates (includes training): 

Fall Session: September 5th – November 17th (tentative)

Compensation:     $350 – $550 per week, plus room & board

For More Info:       Contact Chad DuChateau at 608-799-5183 or

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Position Overview:

WisCorps crews complete high priority conservation projects across Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest. As a Crew Leader, you will be responsible for crew safety, ensuring high quality work, building community, crew work ethics, and personal development of the Crew Members, among other responsibilities. You must be comfortable with hard work in tough conditions commonly found living and/or working in the outdoors for weeks at a time.

The leadership team consists of a crew leader and assistant crew leader, compensation will be based on experience.

Crew Leader Responsibilities:

  • Supervise, motivate, and mentor a crew of 4-6 youth for 4 or more weeks at a time
  • Work closely with Project Sponsors to ensure proper completion of project goals
  • Oversee safety, care, and well-being of your crew on and off the work site
  • Create crew cohesiveness and positive crew culture
  • Educate crew about various conservation issues
  • Commit to the development of Corps Member leadership skills
  • Remain drug, tobacco, and alcohol free while with your crew

Crew Leader Qualifications

  • Outdoor leadership experience with youth or young adults
  • Highly self-motivated, hardworking, confident, autonomous
  • Has a sense of humor, able to think creatively outside of the box
  • Proficient communication skills
  • Relishes rugged living conditions
  • 21 year old minimum
  • Good driving record and a valid driver’s license
  • Ready to undergo a criminal background check

How to Apply

Apply online with the link above or below. There is space on the application to indicate for which crew(s) you would like to apply. For applications in paper format or other application accommodations, contact

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Fall Crews: Dates and Details


Travel with your crew of 4-5 corps members throughout the state of Wisconsin, enhancing public lands with projects including trail construction, habitat restoration, invasive species management, and carpentry projects.

Sessions Running: Spring, Summer 1, Summer 2, Fall

Housing: Mostly tent camping (gear provided by WisCorps), some sites may offer shelter, live & work with your crew

Preferred Qualifications: experience tent camping


Wetland Restoration

Do you have an interest in restoration ecology or botany and camping is not your style? This urban based crew of 4 corps members works in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore rehabilitating the wetland ecosystem alongside National Park Service technicians.

Session Running: Summer 1, Fall

Housing: live & work with your crew

Preferred Qualifications: knowledge of wetland/aquatic plants, herbicide applicator certification will be required (paid for by WisCorps)



On this crew, you will help young adults meet their employment and education goals! The WORKS crew completes neighborhood projects that enhance community life in addition to completing training and certificates in job and life skills.

Sessions Running: Fall

Housing: Campsite and camper provided by WisCorps or leader can find a sublease and pay their own rent, crew members will go to their respective homes at the end of the work day

Preferred Qualifications: have an understanding and experience working with at-risk youth and young adults


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