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TXCC & LACC

Become part of the next generation of convervationists through environmental education, preservation and service.

Texas Conservation Corps has a summer youth program, explained below. Crew Leaders begin towards the end of May and have four weeks of training to prepare them for the summer season.

Summer Youth Crews

This program is for current high school students and recent high school graduates to spend a summer working on conservation projects throughout the City of Austin and Travis County or City of Houston and Harris County. Members will work on trail improvement and habitat restoration projects led by two 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 several agencies and organizations dedicated to serving youth and the environment.

Summer Youth Crew Leaders: Ages 21-28
Term of Service: May 19th, 2020 – August 7th, 2020
Applications open

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Benefits

  • $1,608 per month living stipend
  • Americorps Education Award
  • Student Loan Deferment
  • Wilderness and Remote First Aid Certification
  • CPR/First Aid Certification
  • Technical Skills Training
  • Fundamental Skills Training


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 one overnight field work and camping trip (dates and length TBD)