Better the land; better yourself. Residential Crews with the Southwest Conservation Corps blend team building with vital conservation projects in beautiful Southwest locales.
The Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) is a nonprofit, AmeriCorps-affiliated organization with offices in Durango and Salida, Colorado. SCC engages youth and young adults, ages 14-30, to complete conservation work projects on public lands throughout the Southwest. SCC has a strong focus on technical conservation skills and place-based environmental education. The work is a vehicle for many other development opportunities. Life skills are learned via formal lessons, on-the-job training, and the process of communal living. The majority of SCC's programs are residential programs, with crews camping in either front or backcountry settings for nine to eleven-day periods. SCC serves a diverse population that is representative of the Southwest, including at-risk youth, college graduates, veterans and a cross-section of ethnicities and income levels.
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Exciting, challenging, rewarding—there is no one word to describe participating in SCC. You’ll learn, but it will take hard work and 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. Positions range from 10 weeks to 8+ months, with opportunities available year-round.
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Adult & Youth Crew Leaders
Start/end date: April 2nd – late November 2018
Veterans Fire Corps Crew Leader
Start/end date: March 26th – November 20th 2018
Crew Leader Development Program
Start/end date: April 2nd – late November 2018.
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Veterans Fire Corps Program Coordinator
Location: SCC Four Corners — Durango, CO
SCC is based out of the Four Corners region in Durango (located near the San Juan National Forest, Mesa Verde National Park, and all things Utah) and the Los Valles region in Salida (north of the San Luis Valley home of Great Sand Dunes National Park and south of the Colligate Peaks Wilderness, home of several 14’ners).
From 14,000-foot snow covered mountains, to deep canyons carved by rivers millions of years ago, you will experience the unique and beautiful Southwest from many perspectives with SCC. Travel places few people have been, places covered in history, beauty and true wild areas.
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In addition to a weekly allowance or stipend ranging from $275-$600/week, you will receive these benefits:
|Connections & Application||
After you've had a chance to absorb all of SCC's job opportunities, feel free to email the Program Coordinator with your questions. An online application can be filled out for each position you are interested in, and application confirmation will be sent to you. If selected, either a phone or in-person interview is conducted.
Los Valles Regional Office
Southwest Conservation Corps