This summer, more than 300 teenagers throughout Washington will hit the road to pick up litter and help protect the environment with the Ecology Youth Corps (EYC). In 2017, EYC crews cleaned more than 5,000 miles of roads and picked up more than 1.1 million pounds of litter. Peter Christiansen, who oversees the EYC, had this to say of the job opportunity:
The Ecology Youth Corps is a terrific first job for young people, and it’s a way they can give back by protecting the environment in their communities.
Applications are currently being accepted for summer EYC work, for teens ages 14-17, and are due by early April. Those interested may apply online and can also find schedules, crew locations, and other information.
Those chosen will typically work on a crew near their home, earning $11.50 per hour for a four-week session in either early or late summer. Ecology Youth Corps has more than 30 crews across the state, so most young people will be able to begin and end their day at a location near their home.