new! Greenagers Americorps member positions

Greenagers is very excited to be starting an AmeriCorps program.

Greenagers AmeriCorps Members are based out of Greenagers’ homebase, April Hill Education and Conservation Center in South Egremont, in the southwest corner of Massachusetts. Throughout the season, members serve on various projects and school districts in western Massachusetts.

Members will focus on addressing the growing trail, forest, and environmental education needs in western MA while developing and enhancing their skills in the fields of conservation and education. In the fall, winter, and spring Greenagers AmeriCorps Members crews will operate in small crews to build and improve trails and implement forest and habitat improvements. In the summer, AmeriCorps members will serve as leaders to small groups of high school age youth to complete trail building and improvement projects. Throughout the year, pairs of members will serve in classroom settings to deliver environmental education curriculum. Read the full position description here.

Curious? Want to find out more? Complete the interest form and one of our staff will be in touch to provide you with further information and answer any questions you may have.

Greenagers AmeriCorps Member Interest Form

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Greenagers AmeriCorps Member Application

seasonal youth Trail 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.  Crew Members work on crews of 6 youth and one crew leader. Summer Trail crews start in the beginning of July and end in mid-August. Smaller spring and fall crews are an option for post high-school young adults. Specific dates vary by crew. Starting wage is $16/hr. 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;
  • connect with community conservation partners;
  • find new areas of the Berkshires and surrounding region to know and love;
  • earn money
  • and have a blast!

Summer 2024 trail crews are full. 

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.