Arizona Conservation Corps empowers individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities and the environment through conservation projects.
Arizona Conservation Corps (AZCC) operates conservation service programs across Arizona that empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities and the environment. AZCC has program offices in Flagstaff, Tucson and the White Mountains.
As a program of Conservation Legacy, AZCC aims to continue the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s. AZCC is focused on connecting youth, young adults and recent era military veterans with conservation service work projects on public lands. Programs promote personal growth, experiential learning and an ethic of natural resource stewardship while incorporating the guiding principles of community, dedication, challenge, integrity and FUN!
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Exciting, challenging, rewarding — there is no one word to describe participating in an AZCC project. You’ll learn, but it will take sweat. You’ll complete great service projects, but it won’t always be easy. You’ll meet some great people, but you won’t always see eye-to-eye. It’s about learning, working hard for the environment and communities, and giving something back.
AZCC provides the opportunity to serve communities and the environment in seasonal positions working on conservation projects across Arizona and the Southwest.
Typical projects include:
Local Urban Crews
Local Urban Crews provide members with conservation and job skills, leadership opportunities, challenging project work, personal and professional development as well as financial support for educational expenses.
Summer Youth Crews
The Youth Conservation program introduces Corps Members to community service and resource conservation through hands-on project work with a variety of land management and community partners. Crews will complete general conservation work on public lands such as trail maintenance and construction, fencing, invasive weed removal and surveys.
AmeriCorps Conservation Camping Crews
AmeriCorps Conservation Camping Crew programs engage motivated young adults to complete challenging and impactful conservation and service projects. These crews camp and work together for up to 11 days in the field. Positions include Crew Members, Assistant Crew Leaders and Crew Supervisors.
AmeriCorps Individual Placements
AZCC engages individuals in positions with federal, state and local land management agencies and environmentally focused non-profits. Individual placements (Interns) are paired with a local supervisors and these positions offer more technical, hands-on experience in the work of these organizations or agencies and many times provide the training necessary to secure long term employment in these fields. Participants are paid a weekly stipend are typically responsible for their own room and board.
Veterans Fire Corps Crew Members
The Veteran Fire Corps program aims to retrain recent era military veterans for careers in conservation, fuels management, and wildland fire fighting. VFC programs accomplish this goal by immersing participants in a conservation crew experience. Over the course of a typical 3–6 month season, VFC Crew Members receive training in wildland firefighting, chainsaw operation and a variety of other topics. Members then go on to serve as members of a fire-fuels conservation crew, performing a variety of forestry and conservation work on Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and US Forest Service land in Arizona and New Mexico. At the conclusion of a program members are aided in the transition to federal wildland firefighting jobs.
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Arizona is a great place to be! There is a great amount of ecological and geological diversity as well as many National Forests, Parks and Monuments. The Sonoran Desert is like no other place on earth. The mountains in Northern Arizona are some of the best in the country — blanketed with big Ponderosa Pine — and weather that’s sunny in the summer and snowy in the winter. The Arizona strip is home to some of the most spectacular rock formations and canyons anywhere. AND there's an endless amount of adventuring and exploring to be done!
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• Weekly living stipend, dependent on location and position.
AZCC seeks applicants who are interested in fully committing to the program, who are willing to overcome any challenges, and those who will take advantage of the opportunities, skills and trainings that are offered throughout their term of service. AZCC wants those who will benefit from and contribute the most to the program; previous experience is not required for most positions.
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