Serve on a dedicated trail crew in the Lone Star State!
The Austin-based Trails Across Texas (TAT) program with TxCC is an opportunity for young adults to complete high-priority trail improvement projects in Texas State Parks.
As a Trails Across Texas Crew Leader, you and a co-leader will guide your crew through your season completing a variety of trail projects in Texas State Parks. These projects may include building new trails, improving existing trails, constructing stone retaining walls, installing boardwalks, chainsaw work, and more. Crew leaders will help train crew members in using tools such as chainsaws, picks, pruning saws, loppers, and rock bars.
A TAT crew is made up of 2 AmeriCorps leaders and 4 - 8 members. The crew regularly travels throughout the state while camping for 10 days at a time. A term as a crew leader with Texas Conservation Corps is both a challenging and rewarding experience that you will remember for the rest of your life!
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training
S212 Wildland Chainsaws Certification
CPR/AED First Aid Certification
Wilderness First Aid Certification
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
-Clean 3-year Driving Record
-Prior experience in camping, backcountry travel, or related fieldwork
-Ability to hike 3-12 miles per day in rugged terrain, often wearing a 45lb backpack and carrying tools.
-Ability to lift up to 35 pounds repeatedly and use hand and power tools
-Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check
-Commitment to completing an entire term of service
-Strong service ethic and desire to serve the community and the environment
-Ability to work with a diverse group of people
-Willingness to work long, hard hours in all weather conditions; ability to be away on overnight trips for up to 10 days at a time
Uniforms provided and required
Subject to criminal background check
21 - 28