Washington Conservation Corps Member

  • Full Time
  • Temporary
  • Northwest
  • Applications have closed

Website Washington Conservation Corps

Do you love being outdoors, hiking in the backcountry or urban trails, learning new skills and accomplishing hands-on projects? Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) is recruiting AmeriCorps members for field crews across the state! The WCC provides environmental experience, field skills, and training opportunities for young adults (ages 18-25) and military veterans.

Serving on a WCC crew means spending your days outdoors, in all types of weather, accomplishing projects that restore and enhance critical landscapes across Washington. Members serve on a crew of five, along with an experienced supervisor who provides training, mentorship, and development opportunities. Activities could range from planting trees and shrubs, to using hand and power tools, to building trails, bridges, boardwalks and more. Our field crews are located across the state, focusing on every aspect of environmental restoration and trail enhancement. From backcountry trail crews to urban restoration crews – we have an opportunity for you!

Safety measures for field activities will include continued physical distancing, wearing a mask as needed, washing hands with soap regularly, and meeting respiratory protection requirements for travel in a crew truck*.

*this may include N-95, KN-95 and/or P-100 respirators, all of which require removal of facial hair for adequate fit

Requirements: Must be 18-25 years old, with exceptions for those with military service or with mental or sensory disabilities. Strong preference is given to Washington state residents. Successful applicants will be required to verify their vaccination record or seek a medical or religious exemption for the 21-22 service term.

Benefits: Members earn a semi-monthly living allowance of $1,116 and receive an AmeriCorps Education Award of $4,441.50 (scholarship) upon successful completion of 9-month contract (and 1200 hours). Educational loan forbearance is available. Basic healthcare offered by WCC.

AmeriCorps Eligibility: US Citizen, US National, or Lawful Permanent US Resident Alien