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!
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.
Schedule: 40 hours/week, typically Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Duration: 06/13/2022 – 09/08/2022
Benefits: Members earn a semi-monthly living allowance of $1,116 and receive an AmeriCorps Education Award of $1,678.57 (scholarship) upon successful completion of 3-month contract (and 450 hours). Educational loan forbearance is available. Basic healthcare offered by WCC.
AmeriCorps Eligibility: US Citizen, US National, or Lawful Permanent US Resident Alien
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.
Ability to contribute to a positive atmosphere, willing to serve outdoors in all weather conditions, strong work ethic
About Washington Conservation Corps
Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) is an AmeriCorps program that creates future leaders through community involvement and mentorship. We have 350 members and experienced staff statewide who restore critical habitat, build trails, and respond to local and national disasters.
WCC provides hands-on experience, field skills, and training opportunities to young adults between 18 and 25 and military veterans. We work in partnership with nonprofit and governmental organizations across Washington State.