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. YouthWork provides trained crews, supervision, tools, equipment, and transportation necessary to complete projects. 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, special needs, equipment, supplies, etc. YouthWork is glad to provide a specific bid for your project. Contact Bill Watson, YouthWork Director,
at (231) 946-8975 ext. 1143 or bwatson@cfs3L.org.
YouthWork 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.
WOULD IT COST?
In many ways a workforce development program, YouthWork makes deliberate efforts to recruit members 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.
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.
YouthWork has significant experience completing conservation and skilled trades projects. YouthWork’s 150+ 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.
YouthWork staff have significant training and experience working with youth and in conservation and the trades. Crew Leaders are under the direct supervision of a licensed builder and undergo significant training and hold various certifications including: skilled trades, light construction, and basic tool/equipment use and safety under direct supervision of a licensed builder; trail design and construction; MIOSHA chainsaw training; various Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) certifications of various lengths and proficiencies; American Heart Association First aid and CPR; Herbicide and Pesticide Applicator licenses; four-season proper tree harvesting techniques; Scaffold and Harness Safety; Light Construction; Lead Awareness certification; Leave No Trace; Lead Awareness certification; landscape tool use and techniques; natural resources management; invasive species removal; and more.
YouthWork is held to high compliance and accountability standards and holds several local, state, and federal contracts. YouthWork has a 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?
WHAT ARE SOME
PROJECTS YOU'VE DONE?
YouthWork has completed many projects throughout Michigan, both in the upper and lower peninsulas. We are working on a portfolio of our projects to easily share what we have done.
You can view a map to see where we have worked, see who are partners are, and hear what our partners have had to say about YouthWork.