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.
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.
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.
Ages 21-24 Service Period: December – November
Ages 18-24 Service Period: January – November
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.
Ages 21-24 Service Periods: December – November / May – May
Ages 18-24 Service Periods: January – June / June – November / January – November
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.
Ages 21-25 Service Period: August – August
Ages 21-25 Service Period: June – May / September – August
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.
Ages 21-28 Service Period: December – November
Ages 21-28 Service Periods: January – June / June – November
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.
Ages 21-28 Service Period: December – May
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 and Katherine Anne Porter School.
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.
Ages 21-28 Service Period: May – August
Ages 17-21 Service Period: June – early August
In a partnership with the US Forest Service & National Park Service, TxCC employs 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.
Service Period: May – August
Ages 15-18 Service Period: Four (4) weeks in either June or August
This AmeriCorps member will be serving with Davy Crockett National Forest to assist with on the ground administration, maintenance, and operation of developed and dispersed areas, trails, wilderness, permits, and volunteer programs. This exciting National Service opportunity is a full-time, 1700 hour term of service. This AmeriCorps member is based in Davy Crockett National Forest, and works a Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm schedule. One day of orientation will be held at the Texas Conservation Corps HQ in Austin, TX.
Ages: 18-24 Term of Service: June 1st, 2017 – May 25th, 2018
Apply using Crew Member application above.