WCC AmeriCorps field crew members will conserve and enhance the natural resources of Washington through a variety of hands-on restoration and trail projects. Members will gain environmental field skills and experience, as well as formal and informal training.
-Planting native trees along rivers and streams
-Restoring salmon habitat in different landscapes across the state
-Cleaning up marine debris to restore our shorelines
-Constructing bridges and boardwalks
-Building new trail and enhancing existing trail in urban and backcountry settings
-Improving campgrounds and parks
During these unprecedented times, our priority remains the safety of our AmeriCorps members and Crew Supervisors. We have adapted our field safety measures to protect the health of our AmeriCorps members and the communities in which they serve. Through these safety measures, members will still get the opportunity to serve outdoors building backcountry and urban trails, planting native trees and shrubs along rivers and streams, removing invasive species, and more!
Safety measures for field activities will include continued physical distancing, wearing a mask as needed, washing hands with soap regularly, and meeting respiratory protection requirements for eventual travel in a crew truck*. Until we are able to travel together in crew trucks, successful applicants may be required to travel to project sites in their own personal single occupancy vehicle (SOV). *this may include N-95, KN-95 and/or P-100 respirators, all of which require removal of facial hair for adequate fit
Childcare assistance if eligible, College Credit, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training
In addition to the benefits listed above, WCC AmeriCorps members will have opportunities to network with environmental professionals from non-profit and governmental agencies. They will also participate in career-enhancement activities like résumé workshops, goal setting, and formal feedback sessions throughout the year. Members who deploy on disaster response will be eligible for a bi-monthly deployment stipend in addition to the bi-monthly living allowance.
College Degree, GED/High School Diploma, Credential or Certification
Less than High School Completed
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
Prior experience is not required, as daily skills training and formal training courses are provided. Candidates must be willing to serve in all weather types and learn new skills, and contribute to a team atmosphere!
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Uniforms provided and required
Subject to criminal background check
18 - 25