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. Crews work throughout the natural landscapes of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

 

Crew Types

Conservation & Disaster Crews: These crews are focused on conservation projects in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana. These members complete habitat restoration and trail projects (click for full list) with a variety of partners, from the National Park Service to Travis County Parks. These crews are based in our Austin and Houston operating sites.

Though most of the season will consist of conservation projects;  these crews remain on-call and able to deploy should a flood, fire, hurricane, or other disaster occur. TxCC is 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.

Conservation & Disaster Crew Members:

Ages 18-28

Upcoming Opportunities:

January 7th, 2019 – November 22nd, 2019

January 7th, 2019 – June 22nd, 2019

July 1st, 2019 – December 18th, 2019

September 9th, 2019 – July 31st, 2020

 

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.

Trails Across Texas Crew Members:

Ages 21-28

Upcoming Opportunities:

January 7th, 2019 – June 22nd, 2019

July 1st, 2019 – December 18th, 2019

 

Benefits
  • $1,308 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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