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AmeriCorps members serving the community through conservation, disaster response, environmental education, and leadership development.

The Texas Conservation Corps (TxCC) is a 21st Century Conservation Service Corps accredited program that empowers young people through conservation, education, service, and jobs training. Participants engage in hands-on projects on public lands, coastal regions, and disaster areas.

While successfully educating, training, and producing the next generation of leaders in the field, TxCC engages young adults in conservation of the natural landscapes of Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

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Texas Conservation Corps is looking for dedicated young adults to serve a term of service ranging from 2 to 11 months. No prior experience is required. TxCC provides our members with hands-on opportunities, extensive training in conservation and disaster response, 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. Applications are available on rolling deadlines throughout the year, depending on the crew and term of service.

Please contact Samantha Alcozer

for more information about available opportunities.

512.289.5817

jointxcc@americanyouthworks.org

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Coastal Restoration Crews

Coastal Restoration Crews complete restoration projects with multiple partners throughout the Houston and Galveston Bay area, and the great state of Texas. Priority projects will include invasive species removal, coastal and wetland restoration, and trail work. Crews are funded by the Galveston Bay Foundation and The Corps Network.

Crew leaders and members have a passion for coastal restoration and want to work in the Houston and Galveston Bay area.

Crew Leaders:

Ages 21-28 Service Period: November 28th, 2017 – November 16th, 2018

Crew Members:

Ages 18-26 Service Period: January 8th, 2018 – June 22nd, 2018 / January 8th, 2018 – November 16th, 2018

Now accepting applications!

Field Crews

TxCC field crews are focused on conservation in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. These members complete habitat restoration and trail projects with a variety of partners, from the National Park Service to Travis County. Crews are funded by The Corps Network.

Field Crew leaders and members love hard work in the outdoors and hail from across the country.

Crew Leaders:

Ages 21-28 Service Period: November 28th, 2017 – November 16th, 2018

Crew Members:

Ages 18-26 Service Period: January 8th, 2018 – June 22nd, 2018 / January 8th, 2018 – November 16 2018

Now accepting applications!

Trails Across Texas

Our Trails Across Texas (TAT) crew partners with Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPWD) to maintain and enhance the trail systems in Texas State Parks. These crews camp 10 days at a time and have 4 days off in between. Crews are funded by the Corps Network and TPWD.

Trails Across Texas leaders and members love camping and want to explore our Texas State Parks.

Crew Leaders:

Ages 21-28 Service Period: November 28th, 2017 – November 16th, 2018

Crew Members:

Ages 21-28 Service Period: January 8th, 2018 – June 22nd, 2018

Now accepting applications!

Louisiana Conservation Corps

After years of working in Louisiana, Texas Conservation Corps is excited to start a new adventure based in Baton Rouge. Join us for our first ever Louisiana Conservation Corps! This crew will tackle some of the toughest problems in Louisiana including disaster response, coastal restoration, and public land maintenance needs. Project partners include: Kisatchie, Winn, & Caney Ranger Districts, Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries, Louisiana State Parks, and Cane River Creole National Historical Park. Crews are partially funded by the Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS).

 

Crew Leaders:

Ages 21-28 Service Period: November 28th, 2017 – November 16th, 2018

Crew Members:

Ages 18-26 Service Period: January 8th, 2018 – November 16th, 2018

Now accepting applications!

National Park Service Community Outreach and Assistance Internship

The NPS Community Outreach and Assistance Internship is a unique opportunity for an exemplary student in higher education to build a pathway to employment in the National Park Service (NPS).  The Community Outreach and Assistance intern will apply community planning, public outreach and engagement, natural resource management, and partnership development skills to community-led conservation and outdoor recreation initiatives.  This internship is designed to build competencies in conservation and outdoor recreation by working in real-world situations with the NPS and the communities we serve.

San Antonio Missions Masonry Program

TxCC’s Masonry and Environmental Conservation program is based in San Antonio and is an exciting opportunity to restore and preserve both interior and exterior surfaces of the Historic San Antonio Missions. Members will spend the majority of their service working on masonry projects, including re-pointing of mortar joints and stonework, and may perform vegetation removal and general park maintenance. These members work closely with NPS staff.

Members are interested in masonry, historic preservation, and park maintenance in San Antonio, Texas.

Crew Members:

Ages 18-26 Service Period: November 28th, 2017 –  May 18th, 2018

Now accepting applications!

Summer Youth Programming

Youth Conservation Corps

In a partnership with the US Forest Service & National Park Service, TxCC helps employ youth to work in multiple national forests during the summer. Each crew will have 2 AmeriCorps Crew Leaders. Crews will be working and camping in the national forest for the duration of the term, performing habitat restoration and trail building.

Participating sites include Ouachita National Forest in Arkansas, Kisatchie National Forest in Louisiana, Davy Crockett National Forest in East Texas, and Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park in Central Texas.

Crew leaders and members seek to spend a summer outdoors learning about natural conservation.

Crew Leaders:

Ages 21-28

Service Period: May 2018 – August 2018

Summer Youth Crews

This program is for current high school students and recent graduates to spend a summer working on conservation projects throughout Travis County. Members will work on trail improvement and habitat restoration projects led by adult crew leaders. Opportunities for travel and camping will be provided. Crews will focus on building conservation skills and engaging in environmental education. The program works in partnership with Travis County Parks.

Crew leaders and members are interested in getting outdoors and learning about the field of conservation. Participants should live in the greater Austin area, enjoy being outside, and be ready to work.

Crew Leaders:

Ages 21-28 Service Period: May 2018 – August 2018

Crew Members:

Ages 15-20 Service Period: June 2018 – early August 2018

Accepting applications beginning in March 2018

For more information contact Annie Stencil – astencil@americanyouthworks.org

Disaster Response Teams

These crews work on conservation projects throughout the year but remain on-call and able to deploy should a flood, fire, hurricane, or other disaster occur. These members serve on conservation projects including habitat restoration, fire mitigation, and trail work solely in the state of Texas. They are both a state and federal resource during disasters, and receive training in spontaneous volunteer management, donations management, and the Incident Command System. Common partners include FEMA and the Texas Department of Emergency Management. Crews are funded by the OneStar Foundation.

Disaster Response Team leaders and members have an interest in environmental conservation and a desire to work in the fast-paced world of disaster response.

Crew Leaders:

Ages 21-26 Service Period: August 2018 – July 2019

Crew Members:

Ages 21-26 Service Period: September 2018 – July 2019

Accepting applications beginning in March 2018

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