We’re currently accepting applications for our July 2nd start date!

Texas Conservation Corps is looking for dedicated young adults to serve 6 or 11 month terms of service. 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.

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 – Coastal Office

Coastal Restoration Crew: 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 Corporation for National and Community Service 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.

Field Crew Members: Age 18-26
Term: January 8th, 2018 – November 16th, 2018
Applications open August & September
Term: January 8th, 2018 – June 22nd, 2018
Applications open August & September

Term: September 10th, 2018 – March 1st, 2019
Applications open!

Crew Types – Austin Office

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 Members: Age 18-26
Term: January 8th, 2018 – November 16th, 2018
Applications open August & September
Term: January 8th, 2018 – June 22nd, 2018
Applications open August & September

Term: July 2nd, 2018 – December 14th, 2018
Applications open!

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.

TAT Crew Members: Age 18-28
Term: January 8th, 2018 – June 22nd, 2018
Application period closed

Term: July 2nd, 2018 – December 14th, 2018
Applications open!

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 Members: Age 21-28

Term: September 2018 – July 2019
Applications open!

 

Benefits
  • $1218 per month living allowance
  • Americorps Education Award
  • Student Loan Deferment
  • Wilderness Advanced First Aid Certification
  • Technical Skills Training
  • Fundamental Skills Training
  • Health Insurance
  • FEMA certifications
Qualifications – Must Have
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Between the ages of 18-28
  • US Citizenship or lawful permanent US Resident
  • 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

Qualifications – Desired

  • Prior experience in camping, backcountry travel, or related field work.

 

 

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