The Hawaiʻi Youth Conservation Corps – Community Program

The Hawaiʻi Youth Conservation Corps (HYCC) Community Program is an Oʻahu-based program that prepares under-resourced youth for the workforce by providing them with life skills training, green job and volunteer opportunities and encouragement to meaningfully impact their local communities through service. Kupu staff members and Community Youth Team Leaders mentor participants, usually ages 16-24, throughout the duration of the program and ensure that everyone feels a sense of cohesion and camaraderie among their team of peers. HYCC Community participants engage in culturally significant activities across the island, including outplanting native species, farming in the loʻi kalo (taro fields) and restoring loko iʻa (traditional fishponds). For many youth, these experiences create a supportive setting for them to reconnect with their identity and contemplate their future aspirations. Upon completion of HYCC Community participants also have the option to receive a Certificate of High School Equivalency

The HYCC Community Program is designed for young adults who are interested in exploring environmental work and education. This is a hands-on program where individuals receive real-world job experience, personal development workshops and the opportunity to participate in cultural activities.

Position Description
Position Information:

Positions are available at two separate locations on Oʻahu: Kupu’s training facility in Honolulu (Town) or the training facility in Kaʻala on the Leeward Coast.

 

Program Dates:

October 2018 – September 2019

 

Applicant Requirements:
  • Be between 16-24 years of age
  • Have reliable transportation to either the Honolulu (Town) or Kaʻala (Leeward) site
  • Meet the necessary physical and behavioral requirements
  • Interested in natural resource conservation, renewable energy, or sustainable living
Benefits
  • Participate in meaningful work rehabilitating Hawaiʻi’s ecosystems and increasing the sustainability of the ʻāina
  • Learn valuable vocational and life skills that will give you a leg up in a competitive job market
  • Serve your community while having fun outdoors and making new friends!
  • Obtain a Certificate of High School Equivalency
  • Eligibility for paid on-the-job training placements and/or financial assistance to cover costs of vocational training
How To Apply

Complete the Online Application
The application can be found by clicking on the green box below that says APPLY NOW.  Please carefully read ALL of the instructions and answer the questions to the best of your ability.

APPLY NOW - HYCC Community Member

The HYCC Community Program is designed for young adults who are interested in exploring environmental and educational careers. This is a hands-on program where individuals receive real-world experience, personal development workshops and the opportunity to participate in cultural activities. HYCC Community Team Leaders encourage environmental stewardship, cultural awareness, personal growth, teamwork, leadership, skills, and an environmental mindset.

Position Description
Position Information:

Positions are available at two separate locations on Oʻahu: Kupu’s training facility in Honolulu (Town) or the training facility in Kaʻala on the Leeward Coast.

 

Program Dates:

October 2018 – September 2019 (exact dates TBD)

 

Applicant Requirements:
  • Be at least 21 years of age by October 1, 2018
  • Have own housing and transportation
  • Pass a background check/driving history check/drug test
  • Meet the necessary physical and behavioral requirement

HYCC Community Team Leader Position Description (PDF, 670KB)

Benefits
  • Earn a $1,040 biweekly living allowance
  • Earn a $5,920 Education Award (similar to a scholarship) towards higher education
  • Opportunity for interest earned on certain educational loans (during program term) to be paid for by AmeriCorps
  • Complete over 1700 hours of community service
  • Health care and childcare benefits (if eligible)
  • Valuable hands-on learning and awareness of environmental issues
  • Opportunity to meet supervisors and potential employers who work in fields related to resource management and conservation
  • Opportunity to be a positive role model and mentor to multiple teams of youth
  • Help protect Hawaiʻi’s natural resources and make a positive impact in your community!
How To Apply
    1. Complete the Online Application
      The application can be found by clicking on the green box below that says APPLY NOW.  Please carefully read ALL of the instructions and answer the questions to the best of your ability.
    2. Submit 2 Letters of Recommendation
      Applicants must have two letters of recommendation. References must be non-relatives.
APPLY NOW - HYCC Community Team Leader

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