Work With Us
Greenagers, through its paid employment programs, internships and apprenticeships, engages teens and young adults in meaningful work in environmental conservation, sustainable farming and natural resource management.
we are now accepting applications for our 2022 trail and conservation crews!
In the Berkshires and nearby New York and Connecticut, our trail crews maintain existing trails and build new trails for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Trustees of Reservations, Columbia Land Conservancy and other conservation organizations. Our 2022 Conservation Crew members will collect environmental data at road crossing infrastructure as part of community preparedness for climate change. Crew Members work on crews of 6-8 youth and one crew leader. Over the course of the season crew members:
- learn the skills necessary to the various jobs with which they are tasked;
- acquire knowledge and familiarity with the tools and vocabulary required to accomplish the work;
- receive on-site training by community specialists, ranging in topic from species identification to stone wall construction;
- engage in daily journaling exercises;
- connect with community conservation partners;
- find new areas of the Berkshires and Columbia County to know and love;
- earn money – this is a real job with a starting wage of $14.25/hour;
- and have a blast!
Our 2022 season is broken into three parts: spring, summer, and fall. Crew options fall into 6 main categories:
Spring Trail Crew – April through mid June – Various locations in southern Berkshire County. Building and fixing hiking trails.
Spring Conservation Crew – April through mid June – Stockbridge, Lenox, Pittsfield. Collecting environmental data at road-crossing infrastructure.
Summer Trail Crew – July through mid August – Various locations in Berkshire County. Building and fixing hiking trails.
Summer (Overnight Camping) AT Crew – July through mid August – Massachusetts and Connecticut. Building and fixing hiking trails on the Appalachian Trail.
Fall Trail Crew – September through mid November – Various locations in southern Berkshire County. Building and fixing hiking trails.
Fall Conservation Crew – September through mid November – Lenox and Pittsfield. Collecting environmental data at road-crossing infrastructure.
For the 2022 season: we are accepting applications for trail and conservation crew members and crew leaders. Applications are received and reviewed on a rolling basis.
IMPORTANT NOTE RE. COVID-19: As part of a continuing effort to keep our staff and communities safe, all Greenagers staff and crew members 18 years of age and older are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including boosters. All employees on overnight work crews, regardless of age, are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including boosters. Proof of receiving one of the vaccines approved in the U.S. (Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson) shall be a condition of employment and must be provided prior to starting work.
River Walk Stewardship
The River Walk Stewardship program connects apprentices with a unique National Recreation Trail, a greenway along the scenic Housatonic River in Great Barrington, MA.
In September of 2012, Greenagers became the official steward organization of the River Walk and as such is responsible for trail maintenance, trail work internships, volunteer days, and community outreach and education. Greenagers employs three youth each year to serve as River Walk Apprentices from April through November. Apprentices take care of weekly maintenance on the trail, help lead group tours and volunteer days, and receive training and mentorship by River Walk’s on-staff Horticulturalist, Heather Cupo, and Greenagers’ Conservation Director, Elia Del Molino, and Trails Manager, Eli Fry.
We partner with local trail and land organizations and Community Supported Agriculture Farms in Berkshire County to establish one-day projects for group involvement. Contact Us for details.