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Volunteers needed to share stories

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps needs advisers

— The Rocky Mountain Youth Corps is searching from professionals willing to share life stories and lessons with teens and young adults.

Through a program called Field-Based Workshop Volunteers, adults will meet Youth Corps crews outdoors for a fireside chat.

“We are looking for anyone who has a desire to share any work-related or world-based knowledge with our crews,” said Sheila Wright, development director with the Youth Corps. “Volunteers are always welcome to join our crew for dinner if you give us notice. We’ll throw another can of beans on the fire.”

The Youth Corps is a unique experience for young people 16 to 25 years old. Not only are they paid to work, mostly with the environment, the Youth Corps members participate in community service and receive education such as field-based workshops.

“The sky is the limit with what the discussion topics could be,” Wright said. “We’ve had financial advisers come out and speak about fiscal responsibility. We had a retired couple do field-based workshops on interviewing for college, how to write a resume, cover letter. It can be anything really.”

The crews will develop questions for the volunteers, so workshop presenters should be prepared to provide answers about how they became experts and what education choices they made.

Volunteers also should come prepared for the outdoors by bringing appropriate clothing, gear and water.

To volunteer or for more information contact Wright at the RMYC at 879-2135 or visit http://www.rockymountainyouthcorps.org

-To reach Melinda Mawdsley call 871-4208 or e-mail mmawdsley@steamboatpilot.com

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