HIRE YOUTHWORK FOR YOUR PROJECT
It's a win-win!
YouthWork is proud to partner with nonprofits and government agencies from around Michigan to GET THINGS DONE.
When you hire YouthWork for your project, we will dispatch a trained crew of 3-5 young adults supervised by a skilled, certified adult Crew Leader. They'll bring the tools, equipment, and labor necessary to complete your project.
As mission-driven workforce development program, we foster a service-based learning environment for our young adults. We adhere to strict safety protocol and are committed to providing excellent services to our partners and communities.
HOW IT WORKS
Project costs vary based on the difficulty of the project, crew requirements, and the equipment, tools, and supplies necessary. The weekly rate for a crew of 3-5 young adults supervised by an adult Crew Leader ranges from $. YouthWork is glad to provide a specific bid for your project. Contact us today for an estimate.
YouthWork enjoys many community connections and is supported by skilled development staff who are committed to the program and our partners. Grants and donations received by the program allow us to reduce the direct cost to our partners. If you’d like to partner on a specific grant-funded project or are worried about paying for our services, please let us know. We're in this together!
DOES IT COST?
YouthWork AmeriCorps members are young adults ages 17-26+ who want to learn new skills and give back to their community. With the exception of some summer crews, YouthWork participants serve their home communities, with most projects completed within 50 miles of participant's home.
All are welcome at YouthWork and all of us benefit from YouthWork activities. At the heart of YouthWork is an inclusive culture where our vulnerable, diverse members are met with respect and kindness. YouthWork proudly accepts and recruits members from varying backgrounds, with varying talents and capabilities, and leverages these varied skills and experiences for maximum learning and to provide effective services to partners.
In many ways a workforce development program, YouthWork targets recruitment efforts at young adults who lack access to job training opportunities and are ready to learn vital skills. Members are assigned to crews, and crews are assigned to projects, based on the skills, location, and needs of our various members and partners.
YouthWork staff have significant experience managing crews and completing conservation and skilled trades projects. YouthWork’s 200+ partners are continuously pleased with the quality of our work and 100% of YouthWork partners say they would hire YouthWork again. We strategically assign crews to projects based on the skills required and our partner’s individual needs.
Crew Leaders are under the direct supervision of Field Director, Rick Magee, a licensed builder with over 30 years experience. Crew Leaders and AmeriCorps members undergo significant industry-recognized trainings and hold various certifications around conservation, skilled trades, light construction, and basic tool/equipment use.
Some advanced trainings and certifications include:
* VARIOUS OSHA/MI-OSHA CERTIFICATIONS * CHAINSAW SAFETY *
* BASIC TOOL USE * LEAVE NO TRACE * FIRST AID/CPR *
* TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE * WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER *
* HERBICIDE/PESTICIDE APPLICATOR LICENCES * FOUR-SEASON PROPER TREE HARVESTING * LEAD AWARENESS * SCAFFOLD & HARNESS SAFETY * LANDSCAPING & EQUIPMENT * NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT * ASBESTOS REMOVAL * INVASIVE SPECIES REMOVAL * GOAT CONSERVATION GRAZING *
As a federal AmeriCorps programs that holds contracts with various federal, state, and local agencies, YouthWork is held to high compliance and accountability standards. YouthWork has an active Master Agreement with the Department of Interior, is a federal AmeriCorps program, and is an award-winning member of The Corps Network, a national organization supporting corps like ours across the country.
ARE THEY QUALIFIED?
KINDS OF PROJECTS HAVE YOU DONE?
YouthWork has completed many projects throughout Michigan, from Monroe to the Keweenaw Peninsula. We are working on a portfolio of our projects to easily share what we have done. Some projects include:
INVASIVE SPECIES REMOVAL
LANSCAPING & GROUNDS MAINTENANCE
PAINTING & FACILITY MAINTENANCE
BOARDWALK, STAIRCASE, &
OBSERVATION DECK CONSTRUCTION/REPAIR
CONSERVATION GRAZING WITH GOATS