Texas Conservation Corps is looking for dedicated young adults to serve a 11.5 month term. We require all Crew Leader applicants to have at least 5 months of previous hands on conservation experience including but not limited to:

  • Chainsaws
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Invasive Species Removal
  • Trail Work

TxCC provides our members with hands-on opportunities, extensive training in conservation and disaster response, and the freedom to develop personally and professionally. Our Crew Leaders help us facilitate training our members, therefore they need to have previous experience.

 

About Texas Conservation Corps

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.

 

Crew Types

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 and The Corporation for National and Community Service.

Field Crew Leaders: 21-28
Next Term: November 2018 – November 2019
Applications open August & September

Trails Across Texas Crew: 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 Corporation for National and Community Service and TPWD.

Field Crew Leaders: 21-28
Next Term: November 2018 – November 2019
Applications open August & September

Disaster Response Team (DRT): 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.

DRT Crew Leaders: Age 21-28
Next Term: August 2018 – July 2019
Applications open April & May

Coastal Crew: Coastal Crews complete restoration projects with multiple partners throughout the Houston and Galveston Bay area, and Gulf Coast region. Priority projects will include invasive species removal, coastal and wetland restoration, and trail work. Crews are funded by The Corporation for National and Community Service and The Corps Network. 

Coastal Crew Leaders: 21-28
Next Term: November 2018 – November 2019
Applications open August & September

 

Benefits
  • $1,518 per month living stipend
  • Americorps Education Award
  • Student Loan Deferment
  • Wilderness Advanced First Aid Certification
  • S212 Chainsaw Certification
  • Technical Skills Training
  • Fundamental Skills Training
  • Health Insurance
  • FEMA certifications
Qualifications – Must Have
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Between the ages of 21-28
  • US Citizenship or lawful permanent US Resident
  • Clean 3-year Driving Record
  • Prior experience in camping, backcountry travel, or related field work
  • 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 National Service Criminal History Check
  • Commitment to completing entire term of service
  • 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

 

 

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APPLICATIONS OPEN IN APRIL