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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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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.
Field Crews – Baton Rouge, LA
Field Crew leaders and members love hard work in the outdoors and hail from across the country. These crews respond to in state disasters, as well as federally declared national disasters.

Crew Leaders: Age 21-28 Crew Members: Age 18-26
Term: November 28th, 2017 – November 16th, 2018 Term: January 8th, 2018 – June 22nd, 2018
        Applications open in August & September         Applications open in August & September
  Term: January 8th, 2018 – November 16th, 2018
          Applications open in August & September
  Term: July 2nd, 2018 – December 14th, 2018
          Applications open February & March

Adult Crews (18-28)

Our Adult Crews complete habitat restoration, trail projects, and provide disaster relief for the community and partners throughout Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and the great state of Texas. Crews are funded by The Corps Network, OneStar, and CNCS.
Coastal Restoration Program – Houston, TX

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


Crew Leaders: Age 21-28 Crew Members: Age 18-26
Term: November 28th, 2017 – November 16th, 2018 Term: January 8th, 2018 – June 22nd, 2018
        Applications open in August & September         Applications open in August & September
  Term: January 8th, 2018 – November 16th, 2018
          Applications open in August & September
  Term: July 2nd, 2018 – December 14th, 2018
          Applications open February & March

Trails Across Texas (TAT) –  Austin, TX

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


Crew Leaders: Age 21-28 Crew Members: Age 18-26
Term: November 28th, 2017 – November 16th, 2018 Term: January 8th, 2018 – June 22nd, 2018
        Applications open in August & September         Applications open in August & September
  Term: July 2nd, 2018 – December 14th, 2018
          Applications open February & March

Field Crews – Austin, TX

Field Crew leaders and members love hard work in the outdoors and hail from across the country. These crews may respond to federally declared national disasters.


Crew Leaders: Age 21-28 Crew Members: Age 18-26
Term: November 28th, 2017 – November 16th, 2018 Term: January 8th, 2018 – June 22nd, 2018
        Applications open in August & September         Applications open in August & September
  Term: January 8th, 2018 – November 16th, 2018
          Applications open in August & September
  Term: July 2nd, 2018 – December 14th, 2018
          Applications open February & March

Disaster Response Team (DRT) Members – Austin, TX

DRT leaders and members have an interest in environmental conservation and a desire to work in the fast-paced world of disaster response. These teams respond to in state disasters, as well as federally declared national disasters.


Crew Leaders: Age 21-28 Crew Members: Age 21-28
Term: August 2018 – July 2019 Term: September 2018 – July 2019
        Applications open in April & May         Applications open in April & May

 

Summer Youth Programming

Youth Conservation Corps (YCC)

In a partnership with the US Forest Service & National Park Service, TxCC sends Crew Leaders to assist with running a Youth Conservation Corps crew. Crews will be working and camping in the National Forest or National Park for the duration of the term, performing habitat restoration and trail building. Crew Members are recruited by the partner sites, from the local area.

Participating sites: Ouachita National Forest (AR), Kisatchie National Forest (LA), Davy Crockett National Forest (TX), and Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park (TX).

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.


YCC & Summer Youth Crew Leaders: 21-28 Summer Youth Crew Members: 14-20
Term: May 2018 – early August 2018 Term: June 2018 – early August 2018
       Accepting applications in February & March        Accepting applications in March & April

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

Individual Placements

San Antonio Missions Individual Placements

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. These members work closely with NPS staff. With two AmeriCorps members in each of the following positions:

Masonry Positions – work on masonry projects, including re-pointing of mortar joints and stonework
Cultural Landscape Positions- perform vegetation removal and general park maintenance


Masonry & Cultural Landscape AmeriCorps Members: 21-28
Term: January 2018 – July 2018
       Applications open until November 27th! 

National Park Service Community Outreach and Assistance

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.

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