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TXCC & LACC

Become part of the next generation of convervationists through environmental education, preservation and service.

Texas Conservation Corps & Louisiana Conservation Corps are a part of the Gulf Corps Initiative – a three-year, $7 million project (funded by the RESTORE Act and NOAA from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill) run by The Nature Conservancy to help the battered Gulf Coast and the young people whose lives depend on it.

Thanks to this partnership we have GulfCorps crews based in Houston, TX and Baton Rouge, LA. Read more here:

For the upcoming season we are looking for dedicated young adults to work with us. No prior experience is required. TxCC & LaCC provide our members with hands-on opportunities, extensive training in conservation and coastal restoration, and the freedom to develop personally and professionally.

We recruit people who have a passion for the environment and working outdoors, and an interest in gaining new skill sets and experiences. 

 

Gulf Corps Crew Members:

Ages 18-28

Houston TX, or Baton Rouge, LA

Upcoming Opportunities:

September 9th, 2019 – July 31st, 2020*
*Scheduled to end July 31st, with possibility of extension depending on projects
Application open 

Benefits
  • $9 / hour
  • Paid Holidays
  • CPR & Wilderness Advanced First Aid Certification
  • Technical Skills Training
  • Fundamental Skills Training
  • FEMA certifications
  • GulfCorps training
  • S212 training
  • Possible Wildland Firefighter training depending on projects
Qualifications – Must Have
  • Target age range of 18-28
  • 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 Criminal History Check
  • Commitment to completing entire season
  • 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

Apply

Gulf Corps Crew Leaders:

Ages 21-28

Houston TX, or Baton Rouge, LA

Upcoming Opportunities:

August 20th, 2019 – July 31st, 2020*
*Scheduled to end July 31st, with possibility of extension depending on projects
Application open 

Benefits
  • $15 / hour
  • Paid Holidays
  • CPR & Wilderness Advanced First Aid Certification
  • Technical Skills Training
  • Fundamental Skills Training
  • FEMA certifications
  • GulfCorps training
  • S212 training
  • Possible Wildland Firefighter training depending on projects
Qualifications – Must Have
  • Five months, or more, of hands on field work experience, specifically in trail building, habitat restoration, or chainsaw work
  • Target age range of 21-28
  • 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 Criminal History Check
  • Commitment to completing entire season
  • 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

Apply