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Western Colorado Conservation Corps

Contact Information

2818 1/2 North Ave
Grand Junction, CO 81501

(970) 241-1027

Focus Areas

  • Environment

To serve Youth in a Conservation Minded Employment and Educational Experience

  • About Us
    Corps members camp and serve in the backcountry of Western Colorado. Corps members earn a weekly stipend, plus food and lodging when required to camp at project site. Career training takes place primarily in a backcountry setting and involves building and maintaining trails and fences, invasive species removal, and habitat restoration. Learn to camp, cook, orienteer, and live in a community setting. Corps members also have the opportunity to earn up to $2,865, in addition to a weekly stipend, from an AmeriCorps Education Award (restrictions apply). Member must not engage in any prohibited activities as listed in the AmeriCorps Member Service Agreement

    • Must be willing and able to camp at least 4 nights per week
    • Successfully complete new Corps Member Orientation and CPR/First Aid Training
    • Complete conservation projects throughout Western Colorado
    • Must be motivated, responsible, and have a positive attitude
    • Willing to cook at camp site when necessary
    • Must participate in WCCC education program
    • Participate in WCCC wide volunteer events

    Physical Requirements
    • Lifting 30-50 lbs
    • Hiking up to 8 miles per day
    • Be willing and able to run a chainsaw and use hand tools after appropriate training
    • Must be able to complete arduous work in adverse weather conditions

    No experience necessary! However, you must:
    • Be a United states citizen or permanent resident
    • Be available full time between the dates specified on the Member Service Agreement
    • Be between the ages of 17-25
    • Able to pass a pre-service National Criminal History check (State, Sex Offender, and Federal)
  • Our Impact
    Improving and maintaining Western Colorado lands.

Positions at Western Colorado Conservation Corps