Are you interested in gaining experience in disaster mitigation, habitat restoration, trail projects, and disaster relief with opportunities to camp across Texas?
Texas Conservation Corps (TXCC) participants engage in hands-on conservation projects on public lands, coastal regions, National Parks and recreational areas across the Central Southern United States. The Conservation Corps experience builds leadership skills, connection with community, and prepares young people with skills needed to enter the workforce with a strong work ethic and sense of service!
Conservation and Disaster Crews: These crews are focused on conservation projects throughout Texas landscapes. Crew Leaders and Members complete habitat restoration and trail projects with a variety of partners, from the National Park Service to local County Parks. Though most of the season will consist of conservation projects, these crews remain on-call and able to deploy should a flood, fire, hurricane, or other disasters occur. TXCC is both a state and federal resource during disasters, and leaders receive training in spontaneous volunteer management, donations management, and the Incident Command System. Common partners include FEMA and the Texas Department of Emergency Management.
This is a full-time seasonal term-based AmeriCorps position working outdoors that specifically focuses on gaining experience in disaster mitigation, habitat restoration, trail projects, and disaster relief. We highly recommend researching more about AmeriCorps programs and Texas Conservation Corps in advance!
APPLICATIONS DUE BEFORE: December 1, 2023
AmeriCorps Term Lengths (675 Hour)
Crew Leader: January 10 – May 17, 2024
Crew Member: January 15 – May 17, 2024
$1,459.26-$6,895 | Segal AmeriCorps Education Award: money for qualified student loans, higher education and training programs. Learn more about AmeriCorps and this award.
-Health insurance (at no cost to participants)
-Non-private student loan deferment
-First Aid certification
-Technical and Fundamental skills training
-Opportunity to network with partnering agencies: Including US Forest Service, Texas Forest Service, Texas Parks and Wildlife, and National Park Service
-Public Land Corps Non-Competitive Hiring Eligibility status for jobs on Federal Lands
-High school diploma or GED
-Between the ages of 18-28
-US Citizenship or lawful permanent US Resident
-Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check
-Ability to work outdoors in all weather types while doing demanding labor with hand & power tools
-Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds
-Passport may be required in certain disaster deployment response scenarios
-Strong service ethic and commitment to completing an entire term of service with a desire to serve the community and the environment
Texas Conservation Corps
Main Office Phone: 512-744-1900 (choose respective region on menu options)
Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Student loan forbearance, Training
CPR/AED First Aid Certification
Wilderness First Aid Certification
High School Graduate
Subject to criminal background check
18 - 28