Website Washington Conservation Corps
Do you love being outdoors, hiking in the backcountry or on 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. Crew members serve on a crew of five, along with an experienced supervisor who provides training, mentorship, and development opportunities. Activities may 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 recreation enhancement. From backcountry trail crews to urban restoration crews – we have an opportunity for you!
WCC prioritizes physical and emotional safety, and provides training for all field activities. Physical distancing is encouraged and daily health screenings for members and staff are required as we continue to support the health and safety of our program and communities we serve amidst COVID-19. WCC-provided KN95 masks may be required under certain conditions such as serving with volunteers.
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 22-23 service term.
Benefits: Members earn a living allowance of $1,253 twice a month ($2,506 per month) and receive an AmeriCorps Education Award of $6,495 (scholarship) upon successful completion of 11-month contract (and 1700 hours). Educational loan forbearance is available. Basic healthcare offered by WCC.
AmeriCorps Eligibility: US Citizen, US National, or Lawful Permanent US Resident Alien
Duration: 10/03/2022 – 09/07/2023
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.
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