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

Work outdoors in amazing places. Contribute to vital conservation projects on public lands. Camp out in the Southwest. Get paid for your work. Connect with the Southwest Conservation Corps—meaningful outdoor job opportunities are available in beautiful Southwest locales throughout the year. Now accepting applications for hundreds of Crew Member positions beginning in early June and late August!

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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SCA: Student Conservation Association Internships & Conservation JobsAmeriCorps Education Award ProvidedThe SCA Massachusetts AmeriCorps is a residential program based in the Kenneth Dubuque State Forest in Hawley, MA, an 8,000-acre forest located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. Environmental Education and Conservation Stewards will work, camp and travel to public lands throughout the state, with responsibilities that include hands-on, outdoor conservation projects ranging from trail construction and maintenance to habitat restoration and invasive plant species removal. Leadership development is also an important component of the program. Each member will serve as a crew leader for at least one 10-day field project. In addition, a portion of the position is spent earning certifications and attending trainings such as Wilderness First Responder, leadership, chainsaw, rigging, carpentry and general trail maintenance and construction. Members will also spend time developing teaching skills through presenting environmental education based lessons and engaging volunteers in service activities. Compensation includes a weekly stipend of $90, room and board, transportation, health insurance and an AmeriCorps education award for eligible members. Community based living is a large component of this program. The living conditions are simple, rustic and community focused. The Corps is made up of 18–25 year olds with diverse backgrounds from around the country. Positions run for 10 months from October 17, 2016 through August 18, 2017. Service hours are typically performed Monday through Friday (45 hours/week); however, some weekend service will be necessary). To learn more, connect with Tim Craig or fill out the online application by October 1st.

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The SCA is empowering new generations of conservation leaders, and is propelled by the passion of today’s youth as they protect our environment and pave the way for a more sustainable planet.

This is where America’s conservation service movement started more than a half century ago and SCA remains your best access to a potent force of tens of thousands of dedicated young stewards.

SCA Massachusetts AmeriCorps Environmental Education and Conservation Stewards will have the opportunity to take on the role of Crew Leader for at least one hitch, serving as a professional liaison with park managers, handling the logistics of a project, delegating responsibilities, developing emergency response plans and completing all necessary paperwork.

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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 in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. Get paid for your work.

AmeriCorps Education Award ProvidedProgram in the Spotlight The Southwest Conservation Corps offers meaningful employment year-round, with opportunities ranging from eight weeks up to a year depending on crew type. Projects include technical trail construction and maintenance, wildfire management and mitigation, and wildlife habitat and campground improvement. Job openings include residential crew corpsmembers and leaders, backcountry crews, frontcountry crews, Continental Divide trail crews, technical trail crews (useful for those considering a career path in wildland firefighting or public land management) and a special program for Veterans who have served in the U.S. military. Benefits include a living allowance or stipend ranging from $275-$600/week, meals and camping while in the field, an AmeriCorps education award to qualifying individuals, uniform, travel, the ability to live and work in the beautiful Southwest region, and valuable training and field experience. If you are positive, motivated, hard working, willing to work and participate as part of a team, don't mind a little dirt under your fingernails, and able to camp in all types of weather conditions, complete an application today. Positions run from April through November, with varied start/end dates. SCC is always hiring!

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Hot Job Openings @ Southwest Conservation Corps
Corpsmembers with start dates in early June and late August.
Ancestral Lands Career Institute Interns to work in Chadron, Nebraska from June 20, 2016 to February 10, 2017.

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

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, Assistants and 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 $275-$600, an AmeriCorps education award, food 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. Learn more at AZCorps.org.

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Hot Fall Season Crew Jobs!
AZCC is currently accepting applications for Field Crew Leaders in Tucson (apply by June 17th) and Local & Camping Crews in Tucson/Flagstaff with work terms from August through December. Explore all current job opportunities »

It’s about learning, working hard for the environment and communities, and giving something back.

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.

Now seeking hopeful, passionate, creative young people to work as Summer Crew Leaders or in the Junior Ranger Program with the City of Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks.Now hiring Summer Crew Leaders/Outdoor Educators — join a legacy of service and stewardship in Boulder, Colorado.
The City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks has been engaging teens in meaningful work that makes a difference to Boulder's open lands, parks and community since 1965. The Junior Ranger Program hires youth ages 14-17 to complete important trail maintenance, trail construction, land restoration and parks maintenance tasks. The program emphasizes job skills, teamwork, discovery and dialogue. Junior Ranger Program staff are experienced and passionate outdoor leaders with a commitment to youth development, service learning and conservation. Summer Crew Leaders will supervise, teach, mentor and organize crews of 10 teens for effective team development, project completion, and integration of stewardship education. Applicants must have accomplished outdoor leadership skills and experience working with teens (a background in environmental or outdoor education is a plus), minimum age of 21 years, a valid driver's license and good driving record, and CPR/first aid certified. Benefits include $13-$16/hour, including two weeks of paid training. These seasonal, non-residential positions run from May 23–August 17, 2016 (M-F, 7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.). Applications accepted until positions are filled.

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Summer 2016 Employment Alert
Open Space and Mountain Parks is accepting summer Junior Ranger Program Crew Leader applications—apply now!

Junior Ranger Program Crew Leaders will supervise a crew on a variety of maintenance and resource management projects on Boulder's open lands, parks and community.

Do you have a passion for the outdoors, service, youth and learning? Make a difference as a summer Junior Ranger Program Crew Leader! You'll supervise a crew on a variety of maintenance and resource management projects on Boulder's open lands, parks and community.

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Northwest Youth Corps — Empowering Youth Through Conservation.AmeriCorps Education Award ProvidedAre you looking for a job that will fill your heart and mind rather than just your wallet? Celebrating 32 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 residential and non-residential 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) during the spring, summer and/or fall. Crews consist of nine youth crew members and two adult crew leaders. Field Staff responsibilities include supervising the successful completion of conservation projects, implementing daily environmental educational programs, coordinating camp life, preparing paperwork, leading weekend recreation trips (for residential programs), and learning skills to safely operate chainsaws. Residential Leaders earn $76-$115/day (based on experience and position), paid 10-day staff training, and food and transportation during session. Non-residential Team Leaders receive 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 [email protected] for more info.

Are you fluent in American Sign Language? NYC also hires a special team of summer ASL Crew Leaders to work outdoors helping deaf youth achieve success.

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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.

As a robust center for renewal , Holden Villagers of all ages, ethnicities, faiths and backgrounds form a community of worship, learning, hospitality, celebration and service.

Once a mining town and now a robust center for renewal, Holden Village is a Lutheran ministry nestled in a beautifully forested valley at 3,200 feet in the North Cascade Mountains of Washington. It has its own school, bowling alley, dining hall and facilities to accommodate over 400 people, and thousands of Villagers of all ages, ethnicities, faiths and backgrounds form a community of worship, learning, hospitality, celebration and service. As an extension of the U.S. Forest Service, Trail Crew Members will maintain and repair hiking trails in the Railroad Creek Valley that were affected by the 2015 Wolverine Fire. Members will hike extensively, carry heavy gear, cut down trees that have fallen over paths, use a lot of hand tools such as cross-cuts and smaller hand saws, and do tread work and drainage. Benefits include room and board, camping equipment and 2 days off in the Village each week. Volunteers are needed for a minimum of 3 weeks on up to multiple month assignments between May 15th and October 15th; however, if you have trails experience, Holden will take you for a shorter time period! Excellent physical condition is a must and WFR/WFA certification is preferred. If you are energetic, self-aware, social, flexible, independent, fun, supportive, love to hike and work outside, able to lift and carry packs and equipment, love to camp for days on end, and enjoy working and living on the trail with 2-3 others, complete the online application or email Elisabeth Cherland with any questions. For other volunteer opportunities and positions, visit HoldenVillage.org/volunteer.

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Holden is hoping to have a great Trail Crew Team environment that is very supportive and fun to work with!

Holden Trail Crew volunteer staff maintain trails in this spectacular wilderness area for the U.S. Forest Service.

Holden provides incredible access to the wilderness in a remote location, world-class hiking and fishing, a virtually technology free environment, a loving community and a unique experience to all those who come!

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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 include 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. 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. Start dates begin in June and continue through November. To apply, fill out the online application.

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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.

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The Texas Conservation Corps is a powerful regional resource, not only for our conservation and disaster services, but also for our program alumni, who leave the program trained and ready to become the next leaders in these important fields.

AmeriCorps Education Award ProvidedAs an AmeriCorps service program of American YouthWorks, the Texas Conservation Corps (TxCC) is a nationally recognized job training nonprofit that empowers the lives of young adults through conservation education, service and jobs training. While successfully educating, training and producing the next generation of leaders in the conservation world, TxCC is known as a powerful resource in the conservation of the natural landscape of Texas and the surrounding region.

Now seeking energetic and hard workers to join field crews that will serve on public lands and communities throughout Texas. Crew Leaders and Members will build trails, fell hazard trees, tackle exotic plant management, restore habitat for wildlife, respond to disasters, and be exposed to heavy equipment operation and minor construction. Training includes trail building and maintenance, chainsaws, herbicide application, light construction, heavy equipment operation, Leave No Trace skills, exotic plant management, habitat restoration and more.

Compensation includes a bi-weekly living stipend ranging from $611–$730, an AmeriCorps education award upon completion of service and health insurance. TxCC also provides opportunities for leadership and career development for all participants. Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 28 and range from current high school students to recent college graduates who are passionate about the outdoors. Positions are available throughout the year, and remain open until filled. Learn more and apply or connect with Corynn Benoit for more information.

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Now Seeking Crew Leaders & Members!
TxCC is currently seeking Coastal Program Crew Members (June 6–November 18) and Trails Across Texas Crew Members (June 20-November 18)

Teamwork. Community. Service. Are you ready to do something that will impact your life and give you lifelong skills?

Crew Members will build trails, fell hazard trees, tackle exotic plant management, restore habitat for wildlife, respond to disasters, and be exposed to heavy equipment operation and minor construction.

Teamwork. Community. Service. Are you ready to do something that will impact your life and give you lifelong skills? Build a trail at a Texas State Park, provide habitat restoration in deep East Texas, help out in the aftermath of a flood in the Rio Grande Valley or manage volunteers at a conservation project. These are just a few of the projects you might be doing with the Texas Conservation Corps.

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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 Member
Summer Youth Corps Crew Leader
Youth Outdoors Leader
Conservation Apprentice Academy

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 at ConservationCorps.org. Positions begin every February, March and May.

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Summer Job Openings
Conservation Corps is still seeking Youth Outdoors Members for the summer season. Positions open until filled. Explore current job openings »

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.

WisCorps provides a valuable service to local communities and the environment by engaging youth and young adults in direct conservation projects on public lands across the state of Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest. Serving both as a work supervisor and mentor, experienced adult Crew Leaders will lead teams of 4-5 Corps Members on hands-on projects that may include new trail construction, trail and habitat restoration, bridge and walk way construction, stream bank stabilization, reforestation and invasive species management. As a Crew Leader you will be responsible for crew safety, ensuring high quality work, building community, crew work ethics and personal development of your entire crew.

Crew Leaders will earn $450–$500/week (Corps Members receive $290/week), plus room and board. Crew Leaders must be at least 22 years of age with outdoor leadership experience with youth or young adults and Corps Member must be between the ages of 18–25. All field staff must be comfortable with hard work in tough conditions commonly found living outdoors for weeks at a time. Positions are available during the spring, summer and fall seasons, with a minimum time commitment of 4 weeks, depending on the program and availability. 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 Willie Bittner for more info.

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Projects that may include new trail construction, trail and habitat restoration, bridge and walk way construction, stream bank stabilization, reforestation and invasive species management.

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

Through high priority, hands-on conservation projects, WisCorps Crew Members gain valuable life and employment skills that will help them to become engaged and active members of their communities, as well as future leaders in the Wisconsin workforce! View the WisCorps experience »

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For over two decades, AmeriCorps St. Louis has a proven history of providing highly successful programs, partnerships and trainings, making it a model to other programs around the state and country.

AmeriCorps Education Award ProvidedThe AmeriCorps St. Louis Emergency Response Team (ERT) is a multi-functional rapid deployment group that has been called out nationally to floods, NASA search and rescue, ice storms, terrorist attacks, tornadoes, wildfires and hurricanes. On any given day, ERT Corps Members might be providing immediate and long-term relief in areas affected by natural disasters, restoring Missouri forests, river-ways and recreation areas, fighting forest fires or participating in prescribed burns, using GPS mapping equipment to create guides for Missouri trails or coordinating volunteers to assist with disaster affected communities. All Members will receive an intensive orientation, including team building and leadership skills, introduction to disaster services, operations in hazardous environments, supporting people in crisis, risk management approaches, Incident Command System, emergency communications, basic emergency medical care and a variety of specialized trainings and certifications. Compensation includes a living stipend of $1,000/month plus an AmeriCorps education award of $5,700 upon completion of the program. Members generally rent apartments together in St. Louis; however, housing and a food stipend are provided when traveling during the service week. Applicants must be 18 years or older, at least a high school graduate, in excellent physical condition, able to function as a supportive and dependable teammate (even in times of extreme stress and adversity!), and have a love for the outdoors while living in community. Positions begin this September and run through August 2017. To apply, download and fill out the PDF application and email this to Sarah Wood.

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Members of the Emergency Response Team must be in good physical condition and have the ability to function as supportive and dependable teammates, even in times of extreme stress and adversity.

Spend a year with the AmeriCorps St. Louis Emergency Response Team assisting disaster-affected communities, fighting wildfires and conserving natural resources with a team of 30 other young adults!

The frequency of natural disasters in the U.S. has doubled in the last decade, and the threat of man-made disasters has increased; yet, most citizens are still unprepared when disaster strikes. Spend a year with the AmeriCorps St. Louis Emergency Response Team assisting disaster-affected communities, fighting wildfires and conserving natural resources with a team of 30 other young adults!

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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 Leader and Crew Member positions. 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 are based throughout the Southeast region. Learn more and apply now »

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Hot Jobs with the Southeast Conservation Corps!
Now seeking Youth Conservation Crews (early June–July 15th) and Adult Conservation Crews (begin work on August 22nd).

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 adventure 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 The Vermont Youth Conservation Corps is looking for strong leaders who are ready for a challenge and enjoy working with young people (18-24 years old) to serve as their teachers, mentors, supervisors and role models 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, your 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 filled on a rolling basis, with preference given to early applicants.

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Hot Jobs @ VYCC!
The Vermont Youth Conservation Corps is now hiring for 2016 Seasonal Positions!Now seeking Corps Members to work from June 18th to September 28th.

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!

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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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Now Hiring — Current Job Openings
Have you ever wondered about the hard work that goes into your favorite trails? How about learning how to move a 500-pound boulder or building a bridge? Spending a season as a Field Team Member is the way to go! Positions run September 23rd to November 4th; apply by June 17th.

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.

Maine Appalachian Trail Club: Seasonal Outdoor Jobs

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 2016 Season Opportunities:
Maine Trail Crew Leaders & Assistant Leaders (May 14th–August 20th): Teach and lead a volunteer trail crew doing trail reconstruction work on the Appalachian Trail and at remote sites. Projects include building stone steps, waterbars, retaining walls and new trails. Activities focus on teamwork and learning opportunities for volunteers. Benefits include $13.15/hour ($10/hour for Assistants), plus training, meals and lodging.
Maine Trail Crew Camp Coordinator (May 14th–August 20th): 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. Benefits include $13.15/hour plus meals and lodging.
Caretakers & Ridgerunners (May through October): Two Caretakers and one Ridgerunner will greet, register and teach Leave No Trace information to hikers with a focus on youth groups and manage high use camping sites. Benefits include $10–$13/25/hour, plus backpacking and camping gear for the season.
Maine Trail Crew Volunteers (June 18th–August 17th for one or more weeks): Trail Crew Projects focus on rebuilding and restoring heavily impacted sections of the Appalachian Trail. Benefits include local transportation, tents & packs (if needed) and meals.

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

Maine Trail Crew Leaders and Assistants will be trained with stone cutting, stone work, and griphoist rigging systems.

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!

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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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