This summer, Joshua Tree National Park will sponsor an 8-week, Youth Conservation Corps program. All youths between the ages of 15 and 18 are encouraged to apply. To be eligible, applicants may not reach their 19th birthday during the program. Selected applicants will start work on June 16, 2014, and continue in the program until August 7, 2014. Corps members will earn the hourly California Minimum Wage. Work hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., with every other Friday off.
The program provides young people of the community with excellent hands-on work experience. Work is labor intensive and performed throughout the park. Proposed projects include trail construction and maintenance, resource habitat improvement, and resource restoration. Job development and youth training are truly an investment we can all make in the futures of our children.
Application forms are available from Joshua Tree National Park Headquarters in Twentynine Palms. The application form must be returned to the Human Resources office at headquarters, or postmarked,no later than April 11, 2014. Call Human Resources Assistant Patty Gerhardt at 760 367-5514 for additional information.
Did You Know?
One of the most beautiful spectacles in spring is the creamy-white blossoms of Joshua trees. These white candles can be seen from February to late March. Joshua trees do not branch until after they bloom, and they don’t bloom every year. More...