Immerse yourself in outdoor environmental projects and cultivate connection to the Northwest, your teammates, and the unique ecological features that define our region. WCC is recruiting AmeriCorps members statewide! With 285 field crew and Individual Placement (IP) positions, we offer a wide range of meaningful opportunities in the environmental field.
Serving with WCC means spending your days outdoors, in all weather conditions, accomplishing projects that restore and enhance landscapes across Washington. Crew members serve on a crew of five AmeriCorps members, along with an experienced crew supervisor who provides training, mentorship, and development opportunities. IPs serve directly with natural resource professionals, gaining real-world experience and growing their network in the environmental field.
WCC supports a variety of crew types (restoration crews, trail crews, and spike crews) and IP positions.
· Restoration crews focus on habitat restoration and enhancement projects such as planting trees and shrubs, removing invasive species, and monitoring and maintaining restoration sites.
· Trail crews focus on recreation enhancements such as building and maintaining trails, public camping infrastructure, bridges, boardwalks and more.
· Spike crews travel around the state of Washington to complete both restoration and recreation focused projects. Food and lodging are provided while in travel status.
· IPs may engage in environmental research, community outreach and engagement, environmental education, and ecological monitoring.
WCC partners with over 100 organizations across Washington State including Federal, Tribal, State, and local governments and non-profits. Members have opportunities to network with individuals leading ecological restoration and recreation access efforts statewide and regionally. WCC prioritizes physical and emotional safety and provides training for all field activities.
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.
Benefits: Members earn a living allowance of $1,351 twice a month ($2,702* per month) and receive an AmeriCorps Education Award of $6,895 (scholarship) upon successful completion of 11-month contract (and 1700 hours). Educational loan forbearance is available. Health insurance offered by WCC.
*Members with positions based in King, Snohomish, Clark, and Kitsap counties are eligible for a 4% location-based elevated living allowance.
AmeriCorps Eligibility: US Citizen, US National, or Lawful Permanent US Resident Alien
Duration: 10/02/2023 – 09/05/2024
Schedule: 40 hours per week, typically Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Application Instructions: Apply online at https://www.ecology.wa.gov/wcc. For more information on crew locations, review our web map. For additional information on member opportunities, review our member position page.