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

We recruit people who have a passion for the environment and working outdoors, and an interest in gaining new skill sets and experiences – no experience is required to join our program. Participants engage in hands-on projects on public lands, coastal regions, and disaster areas throughout the natural landscapes of Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.

Please contact Samantha Alcozer

for more information about Texas Conservation Corps:

512.289.5817

jointxcc@americanyouthworks.org

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Adult Crews (18-28)

Our Adult Crews complete disaster mitigation, habitat restoration, trail projects, and provide disaster relief for the community and partners throughout Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and the great state of Texas.

Every crew consists of two Crew Leaders, and eight Crew Members. All of our Adult Crews work a similar schedule; either completing local work, or going on hitch to complete 10 day long projects (please visit our Schedules & Hitch page for more information).

During their term, our Crew Leaders & Members are enrolled in an AmeriCorps term of service. In addition to on the job training, our members receive AmeriCorps benefits.

Crews are funded by several partners: The Corps Network, OneStar, and The Corporation for National and Community Service.

Coastal Program – Houston, TX

Crew leaders and members have a passion for coastal restoration and want to work in the Houston & Galveston Bay area. This program serves throughout the Gulf Coast region.

Trails Across Texas (TAT) –  Austin, TX

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

Field Crews – Austin, TX

Field Crew leaders and members love hard work in the outdoors and serve throughout the region, completing out-of-state and in-state projects. These crews may respond to federally declared national disasters.

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. When not responding to disasters, these crews complete conservation projects throughout the great state of Texas.

 

Summer Youth Programming

Youth Conservation Corps (YCC)

In partnership with the US Forest Service & National Park Service, TxCC sends Crew Leaders to various collaborating locations to assist with running a Youth Conservation Corps crew. Crews will be working and living in the National Forest or National Park for the duration of the term, performing habitat restoration, trail building and other conservation practices. Crew Members are high school students (typically 15-18) and 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 provides opportunities for current Austin-based high school students and recent high school graduates to spend a summer working on conservation projects throughout Travis County. Two Crew Leaders will lead 6-8 Crew Members on trail improvement and habitat restoration projects throughout Austin and Travis County. 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 City of Austin.


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

Each year Texas Conservation Corps has the opportunity to place individuals with our National Park Service and Forest Service partners. These members serve full-time at our participating partner sites for the length of their service term. The work activities are developed by our partners and are unique to that position description and site.

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HIRE A CREW

TxCC provides trained crews to help accomplish your conservation project needs and provides young adults opportunities to learn about land management issues and challenges.

For more than twenty years, we have provided a valuable workforce to partnering agencies such as: the US Forest Service, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Bureau Of Reclamation, and many other public and private entities.

HIRE A CREW

 

Projects & Accomplishments

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Schedules & Hitch

Gear List

Benefits & Housing

AmeriCorps

 

Texas Conservation Corps looks for young adults 21-28 to lead our Adult Crews for 11.5 month terms. Starting in April we will be recruiting for Disaster Response Team Crew Leaders.

 

Learn more about being a Crew Leader

Crew Members on our Adult Crews serve 6 or 11 month terms based out of our Austin or Houston offices. Projects take them throughout the region. Applications are currently open to fill a few more spots on our Field Crews for January 8th!

 

Apply to be a Crew Member

 

Texas Conservation Corps provides our partners with AmeriCorps members that are based at their sites.

 

Learn more about our Individual Placements

 

 

Youth Crew Leaders serve 300 hour terms from May to August, applications will open in February.

 

Learn more about our Youth Crew Leaders