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Field Crews

At a Glance


Full-year, Six-month, Three-month


Central MN, Iowa, Missouri, Northern MN, Southern MN

Age Ranges



  • US Citizen, national, or permanent resident
  • No more than three prior AmeriCorps service terms
  • High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED
  • Must pass a criminal history check consisting of a National Sex Offender Public Website check, a state criminal history check, and a fingerprint-based FBI check. Passing the criminal history check is defined as no positive hits on the NSOPW and no history of violent offenses on the state or FBI checks
  • Commitment to upholding Corps values of safety, service, respect, equity, and community
  • Dedication to complete the full term of AmeriCorps service

Interest Areas

  • Disaster Response
  • Habitat Management & Improvement
  • Prairie Restoration
  • Prescribed Burning
  • Trail Building & Maintenance
  • Tree Planting
  • Urban Ecology
  • Water Trails
Find Open Positions

Field Crews serve outdoors restoring habitat, managing natural resources, and occasionally responding to natural disasters or community needs.

The Field Crew program prioritizes personal and professional growth while teaching hands-on conservation skills in the field. Corpsmembers develop technical skills throughout their term while completing challenging and impactful conservation projects. Typical projects include removing invasive species, building and improving trails, stabilizing stream banks/controlling erosion, planting native trees, and conducting prescribed burns. Habitat restoration projects are performed in partnership with public land management agencies such as the State Department of Natural Resources, US Fish & Wildlife Service, National Park Service, cities, counties, and trail associations. Projects vary by region and crew location.

Serving with our Field Crews is a full-time AmeriCorps experience that requires a full-year, six-month, or three-month commitment.

AmeriCorps is a national service program that addresses challenges in our communities through the dedicated service of its members. AmeriCorps members serve directly with nonprofit organizations (like Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa) to tackle our nation’s most pressing challenges. Members join to give back to their communities while gaining a foundation of marketable skills for natural resource careers. All young adults who join our Field Crew program are enrolled as AmeriCorps members, volunteering to serve their community through environmental stewardship.

Variety of Crews Available: