Greenagers uses its work crew model to engage students in visits to construction sites, farms, and other workplaces that showcase the culture and environment of the trades in Berkshire County. In addition, the Pathways Crew engages in various trade-related jobs at April Hill often in collaboration with our Food and Farm Team and assists our Trail Crews with various building and design needs. The program aims to connect high school students with apprenticeships in fields they identify as part of the Pathways program. Pathways participants receive school credit as well as a weekly stipend. Construct is a founding partner and we are very grateful for their important work for this program and for the community.
New this summer: our first ever Summer Build Crew! This crew works at April Hill Conservation and Education Center, as well as at job sites in the community and conservation sites assisting the trail crews. Crew members will work on building projects on the property, as well as completing various ongoing maintenance tasks at April Hill and within its historic buildings.
The build crew will learn a variety of building and construction skills in addition to working with, and gaining knowledge of, other construction trades. Crew members will also be using and learning proper operation of Greenagers’ woodworking shop and equipment. There will be a focus on traditional skills and sustainable practices.
Experience is not necessary; if you have an interest in designing, building, and restoration but haven’t had an opportunity to pursue them, you’re encouraged to apply! We will be learning on the job and as a group to come up with creative solutions to the tasks at hand.
Build crew hours are 8:30 – 4:30 Tuesday to Friday, and will run from the beginning of July to the middle of August.
If you are a high school student interested in participating in Pathways (Summer Build Crew and/or school term program), contact the Pathways Program Director: Pete Gray.