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Lead the outdoor job adventure of a lifetime with the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps!

Work outside, make a difference, gain experience and get paid for it!
Work, live, and learn with a group of youth and young adults. Complete interesting and meaningful agriculture and conservation projects. Exceed your own expectations of what you can accomplish. Be challenged, make a real difference, and have a lot of fun along the way. Working for the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps is a rich experience that will have lifetime benefits! Positions are located in Vermont and North Carolina with varied start/end dates from April through October.

Backdoorjobs.com • Short-Term Job AdventuresCamp together. Work together. Learn together. Get paid for your work. Complete exciting conservation projects on public lands. Rebuild the Appalachian Trail or Pacific Crest Trail. Plant trees in a National Park. Construct a boardwalk bridge in a wetlands area. Preserve a cultural heritage site. Create and deliver educational interpretive programs at a State Park. Restore a wildlife habitat. Reduce wildfire risks. Help build energy-efficient homes for low-income residents. Rebuild a campground. Teach kids about forest ecology.

These are the types of opportunities that thousands of seasonal workers, summer jobbers and interns enjoy in America's parks, forests and outdoor playgrounds. With jobs that include conservation volunteers, youth corps members, field crew leaders, backcountry crew supervisors, forestry staff, leadership opportunities, environmental internships and a variety of outdoor field support staff, you'll explore every conceivable assignment while working in the great outdoors.

  

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New Canaan Land Trust: Promoting open space, wildlife sanctuaries, and the scenic beauty of New Canaan.

The New Canaan Land Trust is now seeking a Program Coordinator for the Summer Steward program! Through wildlife habitat restoration, invasive species control, trail maintenance, and spreading a land conservation ethic, the New Canaan Land Trust works to protect and steward nearly 400 acres of land in the town of New Canaan, CT. Currently seeking a full-time Program Coordinator for its growing Summer Steward program. Now in its fifth year, the program engages a small group of local high school students in multiple aspects of land conservation and stewardship. The Coordinator will first identify potential land stewardship projects and develop related educational programming, then will be responsible for working with 5-7 high school students for the duration of the 9-week program and successfully executing the stewardship and educational goals of the program. There is some flexibility in the structure of the program, and the expertise and prior experience of the coordinator will help shape the program. The position will run from June 18th through August 24th, with a typical 8:30am to 3:30pm, MO-FR schedule. Compensation includes a $4,500 stipend for the 10-week program, paid bi-weekly, plus a metric-based bonus system of up to an additional $500, and out-of-town mileage reimbursement for field trips. Applicants must have a degree in, or experience related to, environmental science, education, and/or sustainable land management; effective leadership skills, especially as it pertains to working with high schoolers; experience completing land stewardship projects; and a valid driver's license and reliable vehicle. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Aaron Lefland. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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The Program Coordinator will teach Summer Stewards the science and philosophy behind sustainable land use.

The Summer Steward program engages high school students in multiple aspects of land conservation and stewardship.

While carrying out land stewardship projects, the Program Coordinator will teach Summer Stewards the science and philosophy behind sustainable land use, including the identification of native and invasive plants, the impact of historic land use on today's forests, and the importance of maintaining diverse habitats across the landscape.

Conservation Corps New Mexico operates conservation service programs across southern New Mexico and western Texas that engage individuals and strengthen communities through service and conservation.

New Adult Field Crew job openings with Conservation Corps New Mexico! Individual. Community. Environment. With a tradition of hard work, dedication and pride, Conservation Corps New Mexico (CCNM) operates conservation service programs across southern New Mexico and western Texas that engage individuals and strengthen communities through service and conservation. Adult Field Crews will travel regionally and complete challenging and impactful conservation service projects that include trail construction and maintenance, ecosystem restoration, fire fuels reduction, fencing, invasive weed removal (and more!), as well as actively participate in environmental education activities. Crews camp out on eight-day hitches and have six days off between to explore the Southwest or rest up for their next project. Tent camping and travel to and from the office in Las Cruces to project sites is provided during the eight days in the field. Housing is not provided on off days. Some crews will receive additional training in chainsaw use to complete projects which address fuels reduction, forest restoration needs and invasive species eradication. Positions range from 3-6 months depending on the term of service. Compensation includes a $285/week living stipend plus an AmeriCorps education award upon completion of term. Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 25, a US citizen who has received a high school diploma or GED, able to perform heavy manual labor tasks, and work outdoors in all types of weather. If you are hardworking, a team player, and willing to take on new challenges and adventures, view current job openings and apply online.

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Field Crews will travel regionally to complete challenging and impactful conservation and service projects throughout southern New Mexico.

Want to work with passionate people on conservation and service projects in diverse communities?

Want to work with passionate people on conservation and service projects in diverse communities? Be prepared for challenging hands-on project work in remote, backcountry settings with Conservation Corps New Mexico!

Northwest Youth Corps — Empowering Youth Through Conservation.AmeriCorps Education Award ProvidedAre you looking for a position that will fill your heart and mind rather than just your wallet? Celebrating 34 years of providing opportunities for youth and young adults to learn, grow and experience success, the Northwest Youth Corps is currently seeking adult Field Staff and Team Leaders for both camping and community based programs. Here is your chance to live and work outdoors in some of the most beautiful and rugged areas of the Pacific Northwest (including Oregon, Washington and Northern California). Field Staff responsibilities include supervising the successful completion of conservation projects, implementing environmental educational programs, coordinating camp life, preparing paperwork, leading weekend recreation trips (for residential programs), and learning skills to safely operate chainsaws. Residential Leaders receive $82-$115/day (based on experience and position), paid 10-day staff training, and food and transportation during session. Community Team Leader compensation includes a living allowance of $4,500 for their term of service and a $2,200 AmeriCorps education award. For individuals seeking opportunities to gain skills and experience, multiple AmeriCorps-based programming options for young adults are also offered. Read through the Field Staff FAQ, apply online or email work@nwyouthcorps.org for more info. Positions are available throughout the year.

Are you fluent in American Sign Language? NYC also hires ASL Crew Leaders to work outdoors with deaf/hard of hearing youth and young adults.

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Here is your chance to live and work outdoors in some of the most beautiful and rugged areas of the Pacific Northwest!

The Northwest Youth Corps is about accepting challenge, getting in shape and being outdoors.

The Northwest Youth Corps is about accepting challenge, getting in shape and being outdoors. It is a life where boots, sleeping bags, mosquito repellent and dips in icy cold lakes replace the usual comforts of home—time where building a campfire, pitching a tent and cooking in a Dutch oven becomes second nature.

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Southwest Conservation Corps: leadership, teamwork, work skills, conflict resolution skills, environmental stewardship and personal responsibility

Work outdoors in amazing places. Complete exciting and meaningful conservation projects on public lands. Camp out in the Southwest. Get paid for your work.

AmeriCorps Education Award ProvidedProgram in the Spotlight The Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) operates conservation service programs across Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico that empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities and the environment. Through partnerships with AmeriCorps, SCC has broad program offerings including individual intern placements in natural resource positions as well as crew-based conservation service programs for youth, young adults and post 9-11 era Veterans. Non-AmeriCorps leadership positions are available for folks interested in growing their technical and leadership skills in the conservation world. Projects may include technical trail construction and maintenance, wildfire management and mitigation, wildlife habitat improvement, environmental restoration, disaster relief, GIS monitoring and campground improvement. Benefits include a living allowance, ranging from $275/week for crew members, $400/week for interns, and up to $600/week for qualified leaders. In addition, meals are provided in the field, uniforms, camping in the field, travel, the ability to live and work in the beautiful southwest region, and valuable training and field experience. AmeriCorps members are eligible for an AmeriCorps education award that starts at $1,220. Positions range from 10 weeks to 8+ months, with opportunities available year-round. SCC looks for individuals from across the country who want to gain experiences in conservation and natural resources, are willing to work and participate as part of a team, and don't mind a little dirt under their fingernails regardless of levels of past outdoor experience. Explore current job opportunities.

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Now Hiring 2018 Crews!
SCC Four Corners is currently hiring qualified applicants for Crew Leader, Crew Leader in Development Program (CLDP) and Crew Corpsmember positions for Adult, Youth, and Veterans programs from April to mid-November (various start/end dates)! Multiple positions opened until filled.

Southwest Conservation Corps: Empowering individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities and the environment.

SCC has a strong environmental education component, and life skills are learned via formal lessons, on-the-job training, and the process of communal living.

Better the land; better yourself. Residential Crews with the Southwest Conservation Corps blend team building with vital conservation projects in beautiful Southwest locales.

Arizona Conservation Corps programs build healthy and sustainable communities, a trained and experienced workforce and a nation of environmental leaders.

Arizona Conservation Corps is focused on connecting youth, young adults and recent era military veterans with conservation service work projects on public lands across Arizona and the Southwest.

AmeriCorps Education Award ProvidedProgram in the Spotlight Arizona Conservation Corps (AZCC) 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! Seasonal conservation positions include Local Urban Crews, Summer Youth Crews, AmeriCorps Conservation Camping Crews (Members, Assistant Crew Leaders and Crew Leaders), AmeriCorps Veterans Fire Corps and AmeriCorps Individual Placements. Project work may include trail maintenance & construction, community service, watershed and desert restoration, tree planting, parks & campground maintenance, fire fuels reduction/mitigation, historic preservation, water conservation and more. Compensation includes a weekly living stipend ranging from $285-$600, an AmeriCorps education award, and group camping gear for Camping Crews, transportation to and from work related activities, relevant trainings and orientation with AZCC and project partners and the opportunity to work & live in some amazing places! 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. If you are open minded and have what it takes, explore current job opportunities and apply today! Positions range from 12 weeks to 6+ months, with job opportunities available throughout the year.

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Hot AZCC Crew Jobs—Now Hiring for 2018!
AZCC is currently accepting applications for Crew Leaders, Assistant Crew Leaders & Corpsmembers for field crews based out of Tucson, Flagstaff, the White Mountains (and more!), with work terms beginning in April 2018.

AZCC provides the opportunity to serve communities and the environment in seasonal positions working on conservation projects across Arizona and the Southwest.

Exciting, challenging, rewarding — there is no one word to describe participating in an AZCC project.

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.

The Colorado Mountain Club connects thousands of adventure-loving mountaineers and teaches the skills to safely and respectfully maximize living in an outdoor playground.The Colorado Mountain Club has been delivering conservation, education and recreational opportunities to the Colorado public since 1912. Stewardship Crew Members will work with public land management agencies, non-profits and volunteers on a wide variety of conservation projects including trail maintenance, habitat restoration, sign installation, resource monitoring, and more. Program participants will engage in an extensive training period that focuses on enhancing technical project skills, field-based knowledge as well as conservation leadership strategies. Duties include recruiting and overseeing volunteers on conservation-oriented projects and events, coordinating logistics with CMC staff and land management agency personnel, positively interacting with all user groups of public lands throughout Colorado, and efficiently completing conservation projects in a variety of environmental conditions. Compensation includes $480-$580/week (DOE) and training that may include Wilderness First Responder, Chainsaw S-212, Crosscut Saw Certification and Leave No Trace Master Trainer. Applicants must be physically fit and able to work long days in changing and adverse work conditions, able to work both independently and as a team member, have demonstrated experience with conservation work (such as trail or restoration work) and a good driving record with a valid driver’s license. Preference is given to those with a Bachelor’s degree and/or college coursework with a focus on natural resources, leadership experience in the conservation field, experience teaching, facilitating and team-building with diverse groups of people, and participation in outdoor activities, work, lifestyle and/or pursuits. Positions run from May through late October. To apply, email a cover letter, resume and three professional references to Todd Loubsky.

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The Colorado Mountain Club Stewardship Program will train, challenge and support each participants growth and development as they pursue a meaningful career in the conservation field.

Stewardship Crew Members will participate in extensive outdoor, field-based work with exposure to remote work and camp locations, inclement weather and extensive physical work duties.

Stewardship Crew Members should have a strong desire to actively engage in a conservation-focused program that will train, challenge and support each participants growth and development as they pursue a meaningful career in the conservation field.

For over 25 years, the Montana Conservation Corps has brought young people together to work on meaningful conservation projects as a means of helping develop leadership competences and civic values while working on real-world issues.

AmeriCorps Education Award ProvidedThere is no better backdrop for delving into the meaning of service, personal development and engaging in projects that will have a lasting and beneficial impact than Montana — including 15 million acres throughout 9 National Forests, 3.5 million acres throughout 16 Wilderness Areas, and Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks! The Montana Conservation Corps is looking for you to serve Montana communities and natural lands while giving back to the environment:

Youth Crew Leaders (April 23rd– August 15th) will receive seven intensive weeks of training, then will make a real difference while honing their leadership and hands-on conservation skills, and having a blast exploring Montana’s wild lands.
Crew Members (May 21st–November 2nd) will serve alongside others from across the country who share a passion for hard work and conservation.
Conservation Interns May 16th–August 17th or October 5th) for college students and recent graduates will gain professional experience in a conservation-related field.
Veterans Green Corps Members (May 21st–August 2nd) receive on the job training focusing in wildland firefighting and chainsaw technical skills.
Wildland Restoration Team Members (May 21st–August 17th or November 2nd) gain valuable professional and practical experience in the burgeoning field of ecological restoration.

Compensation ranges from a bi-weekly living allowance of $504-$700 and an AmeriCorps education award, with benefits that may include health insurance, CPR/first aid certification, technical skills training, leadership and interpersonal skills training and more. If you are enthusiastic, excited, engaged and have the desire to work hard and have fun, apply now and enjoy a life-altering experience!

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MCC is committed to engaging young people in stewarding public lands while helping them build the skills and values to shape their future and their communities.

Serving with Montana Conservation Corps, you will develop as a person, a citizen, and as a leader while working outdoors in the wild and rugged landscapes of Montana and the Northern Rockies.

If you're eager to invest yourself in a physically and personally demanding service experience, the Montana Conservation Corps will place in your hands resources to help you improve your world and your life. You’ll take away a lifetime of memories, career skills, lasting friendships, and the tools to make a difference in your world.

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Idaho Conservation Corps offers a challenging education and job-training experience that helps youth and young adults from diverse backgrounds develop the skills they need to lead full and productive lives.

AmeriCorps Education Award ProvidedAs part of the Northwest Youth Corps, Idaho Conservation Corps (ICC) programs focus on education, challenge, community, leadership and empowerment, giving youth and young adults from diverse backgrounds critical life skills and confidence. ICC programs also stress teamwork, inclusion, and leadership while promoting a solid work ethic and individual achievement. Young people leave ICC knowing that they can overcome obstacles, solve problems, make friends, and attain their objectives in life. Through camping-based conservation programs, Field Staff manage and supervise crews of 3-9 young people, ages 16 and up, in projects that include timber stand improvement, invasive species eradication, fuels mitigation/reduction, trail maintenance and construction, recreation infrastructure maintenance, habitat restoration, and so much more. Crews will either work for 9-day hitches and take 5 days off between spikes or be out for 5 weeks at a time, with a summer-only to 5-month work option. This seasonal position not only allows Crew Leaders to deliver an influential educational experience to young people in their communities, but can also provide an entry point into the fields of natural resource management, youth development, and outdoor education. Compensation includes a daily or monthly stipend, an AmeriCorps education award, paid leadership training, professional trainings and certifications available, food and transportation. Applicants must be at least 21 years old with current WFA certification and driver’s license, and have excellent organization and time management skills. If you have a sense of humor, spirit of adventure, and desire to make a positive difference in the lives of others and the environment, apply today!

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Idaho Conservation Corps seeks out staff who wish to push themselves physically, professionally and intellectually!

As a Field Staff member, you will grow, learn and laugh along with your crew, and build solid muscles and lasting friendships.

Field Staff positions at Idaho Conservation Corps require intense commitment to safety, sound judgment, professionalism and creativity. They require unimpeachable integrity, a hunger for challenge and willingness to learn, laugh, and make a difference in the lives of youth.

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The American Conservation Experience is dedicated to providing professional development and outdoor job skills training to youth (18-35) interested in careers related to conservation and land management.

AmeriCorps Education Award ProvidedAmerican Conservation Experience is a nonprofit conservation corps offering opportunities for environmentally focused American and international volunteers who want to make a meaningful difference in the world. Based out of Arizona, California, Utah and North Carolina, small teams of volunteers come together on direct service projects for the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service and other land management agencies in inspiring U.S. locations, including Grand Canyon National Park, Lake Tahoe, Sequoia National Park, the Great Smoky Mountain Range and so much more. A range of voluntary service programs includes Conservation Corps, Conservation Volunteer and EPIC Internships. Typical projects include trail construction and maintenance, native plant re-vegetation, non-native species removal, fence construction, erosion control, and wilderness restoration over a period of 8 days to 6 months throughout the year. Individuals will contribute their effort and enthusiasm in exchange for food during projects, complimentary accommodations, transportation to and from project sites, tents for project camping, and an opportunity to explore unique locales and volunteer with people from all over the world. Some opportunities also provide a living stipend, specifically those with the AmeriCorps Program. Applicants are generally between the ages of 18-25, physically fit, and have the ability to stay positive and enthusiastic through less than perfect situations. View current job opportunities and apply online.

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ACE is a great opportunity for career-oriented individuals looking to gain hands-on experience and exposure while expanding their network in the natural resources field, as well as for people looking to experience something new.

Experience a different way of life. Meet people from around the world. Enjoy spectacular landscapes. Contribute your energy to meaningful outdoor projects. Take pride in your team's accomplishments. ACE is a great opportunity for career-oriented individuals looking to gain hands-on experience and exposure while expanding their network in the natural resources field, as well as for people looking to experience something new.

The Society for Wilderness Stewardship partners with land management agencies across the U.S. to set and achieve the gold standard of wilderness management.

The Society for Wilderness Stewardship partners with land management agencies to set and achieve the gold standard of wilderness management. The Wilderness Fellows Program hires bright, highly educated, driven, creative, independent young professionals and places them at land management agencies across the country. This year, opportunities are available in Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Missouri, Montana and Utah. Project work includes wilderness character monitoring, writing wilderness education plans, assisting in outfitting and guiding permitting processes, and conducting cultural resource monitoring. Fellows engage in strategic planning, data collection, agency staff interviewing and coordination, and scientific writing. High quality project work is expected, and comfort with initiating communication, designing outcomes, driving achievement, and meeting deadlines is required. Compensation includes a starting wage of $15/hour, plus housing, travel to and from training and the National Wilderness Workshop (with opportunities to present!), introductions and access to high-level land management agency staff, and federal hiring preference following the Fellowship. Fellows must make a commitment from May 21st to November 9th, with a few extending up to a year. Fellows are trained in the specific tasks they are asked to complete, but are expected to come to the Fellowship with experience researching, writing, and leading work projects. Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in related field (Master’s preferred), a deep interest in wilderness/resource management, and be results-oriented with the ability to set and follow realistic goals and objectives. To apply, email a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three professional or academic references to the Hiring Manager.

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The Wilderness Fellows program hires bright, highly educated, driven, creative, independent young professionals and places them at land management agencies across the country.

Wilderness Fellows work across the nation in awesome places!

Wilderness Fellows work at parks and forests across the country on professional wilderness assignments, meet high-level agency staff, get federal hiring preference, and become national wilderness leaders. Join the Fellowship team and have the adventure of a lifetime!

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Conservation Corps: Resources restored. Lives changed.

AmeriCorps Education Award ProvidedSpend a season or year outdoors conserving natural resources, gain field experience, and make a difference! From Minnesota’s scenic Superior National Forest, Mississippi River water trails and Twin Cities parks to Iowa’s forestland and wide open prairies, Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa offers a wide range of opportunities to develop leadership and natural resource skills. If you want to work on a team of peers, build trails, learn how to manage wildfires, lead youth in conservation work, or land a hands-on apprenticeship, Conservation Corps Minnesota and Iowa might be a good fit for you.

Check out what it takes to be a:
Field Crew Leader/Member
Youth Outdoors Crew Leader/Member
Summer Youth Corps Crew Leader
Conservation Apprentice Academy
Individual Placement

Benefits include a living stipend starting at $1,355/month, health insurance, student loan forbearance during the service term, a post-service AmeriCorps education award, and the opportunity to explore career options. Applicants must be 18-25 years old and able to perform essential functions of the job including physically strenuous work. Individuals with multilingual backgrounds are encouraged to apply for all programs. If you are highly motivated, a committed individual, and passionate about habitat restoration and the outdoors, explore current job openings. Positions begin every January, February, March, May and July.

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Hot Summer Jobs!
Conservation Corps is accepting applications for all Summer positions (May-August) through March 2nd.

Conservation Corps will give youth and young adults practical and professional experience, train them for careers, and provide a stable income and an opportunity to pay for educational expenses.

Conservation Corps can give youth and young adults practical and professional experience, train them for careers, and provide a stable income and an opportunity to pay for educational expenses. All of this while being outside in the beautiful states of Minnesota and Iowa. What more could you ask for?

WisCorps crews complete high priority conservation and community revitalization projects across the state of Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest.

The WisCorps crew are the people responsible for the dirty, gritty aspect of conservationism. —WisCorps Conservation Crew Member

Work Outdoors
WisCorps crews work in a variety of Wisconsin’s parks, natural areas, and trails. With a Monday to Friday schedule, Corps Members are supervised by experienced adult Crew Leaders. Together the team will complete hands-on projects such as trail building & accessibility, invasive species management, bridge & boardwalk construction, habitat restoration, and more.

Live Sustainably
WisCorps crews live sustainably, unplugged, and follow Leave No Trace principles. Crews work and live together throughout the experience, eat healthy, and minimize their impact on the Earth. Enjoy the simple life of campfires, reading books, journaling, and talking to fellow crew mates!

Explore Wisconsin & Beyond
On the weekends, conservation crews stay together to explore or travel to their next project site. WisCorps believes staying together throughout the experience creates a close-knit community — just ask any alumni! This is a great opportunity to explore Wisconsin’s best-kept secret natural areas, local festivals, or farmers markets.

Apply Today
If you are highly self-motivated, hardworking, confident, autonomous and relish rugged working conditions, fill out the online application (be ready to also include a cover letter and resume) or email Chad DuChateau for more information.

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Through high priority, hands-on conservation projects, WisCorps Crew Members gain valuable life and employment skills.

This is a great opportunity to explore Wisconsin’s best-kept secret natural areas, local festivals, or farmers markets.

Grow Beyond Yourself: WisCorps is now hiring Corps Members of all talents and abilities! Explore natural places, work outside, create lasting friendships, and get paid.

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The Great Appalachian Valley Conservation Corps moves forward from the tradition of the Civilian Conservation Corps to engage young people in conservation service projects.

AmeriCorps Education Award ProvidedWith a mission to create opportunity from roots through service, community and wild places, the Great Appalachian Valley Conservation Corps (GAVCC) is a young adult conservation corps program based in Virginia. GAVCC works with a variety of land management agencies in the Southeast region, including the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, and conservation-based nonprofits. Based out of New Market, Virginia, Conservation Crews will work on projects across the state that can include new construction and maintenance, invasive species management, habitat improvement, wildfire recovery and disaster response. Crews usually camp on-site for nine days on, followed by five days off. No housing is provided for off days, but GAVCC staff can provide suggestions for local places to stay. Crew Member compensation includes an AmeriCorps living stipend that averages out at $275 per week, plus an AmeriCorps education award of $1,212 upon completion of the term. Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 26, a US citizen who has received a high school diploma or GED, and eligible to receive an AmeriCorps education award. Crew Leaders are paid $460-$600/week, depending on experience and certifications. Leaders must be at least 21 years old, have a current WFA certification, and related experience. Positions are available during the spring (early March through mid-May), summer (early June through early August), and fall (September to mid-November), with an option to work multiple seasons. View detailed job descriptions and apply online or contact Zach Foster for more information.

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Through meaningful work on the land, GAVCC Crew Members will develop the ability to work and lead within a crew in a challenging and supportive environment.

Over the course of the program, Crew Members will deepen their connection to the local community and landscape as well as the greater conservation movement.

Through meaningful work on the land, GAVCC Crews will develop the ability to work and lead within a crew in a challenging and supportive environment. Over the course of the program, Crews will deepen their connection to the local community and landscape as well as the greater conservation movement.

Southeast Conservation Corps offers a variety of youth conservation programs that offer stipend-based conservation service learning opportunities that improve the quality of the lands of the southeast.AmeriCorps Education Award ProvidedAre you looking for an opportunity to expand your technical skills while making a difference? Or perhaps begin building skill sets that will prepare you for diverse employment in the future? Offering meaningful employment and conservation service opportunities, the Southeast Conservation Corps (SECC) operates teen and adult crews throughout the year, with projects ranging from trail construction and maintenance to invasive species removal and habitat restoration.

Seasonal job openings include residential and non-residential Crew Leaders, Adult Conservation Trail Crews and Youth Conservation Crews. Residential (camping) crews will spend up to nine days in the field, with 5 days off in-between hitches. Projects span the geographical area of the Southern Appalachians including TN, GA, SC, NC and KY. Non-residential (local) crews work mostly MO–FR and focus primarily on projects that are within a day’s drive of Chattanooga, TN, and complete projects similar to residential crews. For members, benefits include a stipend of $275–$300/week, an AmeriCorps education award to qualifying individuals, paid training, travel, camping depending on crew, uniform, meals while on camping crews, and the chance to live and work in one of the most diverse ecosystems in the United States. Crew Leader positions require mentorship and technical aptitude, and a high level of comfort in the outdoors. Benefits include a weekly stipend of $460-$600, paid training, and food while working in the field. Crew positions range from 9 weeks to 4+ months, generally from March through October. There are also internship placements that range anywhere from 8 weeks to 1 year and a Veterans Conservation Program.

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Are you looking for an opportunity to expand your technical leading skills while making a difference in the lives of young people?

The Southeast Conservation Corps is focused on connecting local youth to the natural environment through conservation, service learning and recreation.

Southeast Conservation Corps, a program of Conservation Legacy, is built upon and continues the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s. SECC is focused on connecting local youth to the natural environment through conservation, service learning and recreation.

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The Vermont Youth Conservation Corps is a nonprofit youth, leadership, service, conservation, and education organization that instills in individuals the values of personal responsibility, hard work, education, and respect for the environment.

Lead the outdoor job experience of a lifetime with the VYCC! Equip young people with the tools to make a difference in the world!

AmeriCorps Education Award ProvidedProgram in the Spotlight Vermont Youth Conservation Corps is looking for strong leaders who are ready for a challenge and enjoy working with young people (15-24 years old). You will serve as a teacher, mentor, supervisor and role model for a crew of five to eight Corps Members for three to five months. As a Crew Leader or Assistant Crew Leader, you will be responsible for managing your crew on the worksite, building a community, ensuring the health and safety of your crew and teaching both life and job skills. The season begins with an intensive staff training that focuses on teaching the technical and interpersonal skills needed to be a successful leader. After training, Corps Members arrive and you'll embark on an outdoor working adventure together for the rest of the season. Benefits include extensive training and professional development, potential for AmeriCorps education award (Assistant Crew Leader only), a competitive wage, room and board, and pro-deals or discounts on outdoor gear. Positions are located in Vermont and North Carolina with varied start/end dates from April through November. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, with preference given to early applicants.

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2018 Seasonal Jobs
More to Explore!Roll up your sleeves and make a difference! VYCC is hiring Crew Leaders and Members for the 2018 season.

Become a facilitator, trainer, counselor, teacher, role model and work supervisor with the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps!

If you're looking to make a difference while living and working in the outdoors, the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps is a great fit. The VYCC offers many positions that allow you to gain technical skills, outdoor living experience and lifelong friends!

The Appalachian Mountain Club — Your Connection to the Outdoors!

If you are passionate about the outdoors and looking for a supportive and fun culture, AMC offers a range of rewarding employment opportunities in terrific locations throughout the Northeast!

Program in the Spotlight Managing backcountry facilities from Maine to Pennsylvania as well as maintaining the trails to reach them, the Appalachian Mountain Club connects people to the outdoors. These facilities serve as the base of operations for various education efforts, ranging from multi-day, curriculum-based school trips to weeklong backcountry adventures. Land a job with the AMC and you'll have an unforgettable time working closely with other people and creating friendships that will last a lifetime. Seasonal employment, summer jobs and internships are broken into four categories: Lodge & Hut Crews (Help serve food, prepare facilities, and offer trail information to outdoor enthusiasts who visit AMC outdoor lodges throughout the year), Trail Crews (AMC is responsible for over 1,800 miles of trails throughout the Northeast and they need your help to maintain them), Outdoor Education Team (Serve as an Educator, Guide or Naturalist for various environmental educational programming), and Support Staff (During the high season, thousands of guests pass through AMC facilities, hundreds of staff who need supplies, and dozens of buildings that need maintenance). In addition to an hourly wage of $7.50-$11/hour, benefits include the ability to stay free at all facilities, easy access to miles of trails and other recreational opportunities, and a 30% discount on all goods sold in AMC stores. Positions are available year-round and seasonally. Explore all current job openings at Outdoors.org.

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Featured Jobs @ AMC!
More job exploration!AMC is currently seeking Maine Wilderness Lodge Crew for the summer/fall season and Logistics Support to live & work in the heart of Pinkham Notch, NH for the spring, summer and/or fall seasons.

Hut Croos are an integral part of the tradition and experience of the Appalachian Mountain Club.

A host of Naturalists and Guides positions are needed to educate those staying at AMC huts and lodges.

To become a Hut “Croo” Member means the chance to join one of the most revered mountain traditions, requiring endurance and a love of outdoor adventure! Carrying a vintage packboard of supplies weighing anywhere from 40-80 pounds, AMC Croos supply far-flung huts.

If you like learning new things and want to explore Maine's beautiful places, the Maine Conservation Corps has a job for you!If you like spending time outside, learning new things, aren't afraid to get a little dirty and want to explore Maine's beautiful places, the Maine Conservation Corps has a job for you!

AmeriCorps Education Award ProvidedProgram in the Spotlight Whether backpacking to remote Appalachian Trail work sites, patrolling Maine's Public Lands, or building mountain bike trails, a wooden bridge or stone steps, the Maine Conservation Corps (MCC) will provide Field Team Members and Leaders with valuable outdoor and trail skills over a 3-9 month period. MCC also selects a few enthusiastic individuals to participate in an intensive 11-week Trail Training Program; successful applicants will then qualify to lead a field team through the end of summer. In addition to Field Team members, Environmental Stewards will work with nonprofits, state or federal agencies to recruit, train, and lead volunteers to create and improve recreational trail systems as well as establish a sustainable, dedicated community volunteer base. Benefits for all positions include a living allowance or stipend, health insurance, pro-deal purchases and gear discounts, an AmeriCorps education award and unlimited networking, experiential learning opportunities and training—from conflict resolution and leadership skills to trail rigging and stone work. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, at least 18 (higher for some positions), physically fit, have the desire to learn and serve and be motivated to work with people of all ages and backgrounds. Unemployed or underemployed youth and military Veterans are encouraged to apply. Learn more at Maine.gov.

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Work with the Maine Conservation Corps and live the dream.

Build great things with great people.

Rebuild the Appalachian Trail. Improve hiking trails on Maine's coast. Develop trails with boardwalk bridges in wetland areas. Build great things with great people. Work with the Maine Conservation Corps and live the dream.

Put your passion for the Appalachian Trail to work! Apply for summer trail crew jobs in Maine and make friendships that will last a lifetime.

The Maine Appalachian Trail Club has been maintaining, protecting and preserving the 267-mile Appalachian Trail in Maine since 1935. Now seeking energetic and motivated individuals to help take care of this exceptional natural outdoor legacy!

Explore 2018 Seasonal Job Opportunities:
Trail Crew Leaders & Assistant Leaders (May 19th–August 25th): Supervise, lead and teach volunteer trail crews engaged in trail reconstruction work on the Appalachian Trail and at remote sites. Activities focus on quality trail building, teamwork and learning. $13.15/hour ($10/hour for Assistants), plus training, meals and lodging.
Trail Crew Camp Coordinator (May 19th–August 25th): Support the operation of volunteer trail crews by planning and preparing meals, purchasing food, maintaining base camp facility, recruiting volunteers, assisting with transportation, and arranging leisure time opportunities. $13.15/hour plus meals and lodging.
Trail Crew Interns (May 19th–August 25th): Join Trail Crew staff and volunteers with activities focused on teamwork and learning skills. Projects include building stone steps, waterbars, retaining walls and new trails. $200/week plus meals and lodging.
Ridge-runners (May 19th–October 13th): Meet and educate hikers on the Appalachian Trail, impart Leave No Trace information and maintain high use camping sites. $10–$13.25/hour, plus backpacking and camping gear for the season.
Trail Crew Volunteers (June 22nd–August 23rd for one or more weeks): Trail Crew Projects focus on rebuilding and restoring heavily impacted sections of the Appalachian Trail. Benefits include local transportation, housing & meals, tents & packs and recreational trips.

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Join the Maine Appalachian Trail Club and help preserve this precious and wild resource for future generations of hikers.

Ridge-runners will meet and educate hikers on the Appalachian Trail, impart Leave No Trace information and maintain high use camping sites.

Whether you thrive on working in the outdoors in any weather condition, enjoy planning expedition-focused trips for individuals and groups, or simply content with living alone in remote areas, the Maine Appalachian Trail Club has a seasonal job for you!

Backpacker Magazine

Learn more about this book on Amazon.com If you have a passion for the outdoors, Backpacker Magazine will keep you in the know, including creating your own adventure trip, tasty backcountry cooking, essential camping and multi-sport skills, feature articles and gear reviews.

Landing a job in National Parks & U.S. Forests

Feature Article: A Day in the LifeDo you have the determination of a wombat? A forestry expert provides you with a Get-Up-And-Go approach to seasonal jobs in National Parks and U.S. Forests.

Leave No Trace

In its simplest form, Leave No Trace is about making good decisions to protect the world around us—the world we all enjoy.

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