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Austin Civilian Conservation Corps

Get paid to serve the community, restore the environment & build lifelong relationships.

Austin Civilian Conservation Corps (ACCC)

Austin, TX (residents only)

The Austin Civilian Conservation Corps (ACCC) is an initiative with the City of Austin and American YouthWorks, to provide on-the-job training opportunities with high priority for individuals impacted by COVID-19, while contributing to the health and sustainability of Austin’s natural environment. Working on a crew, participants will complete conservation projects like invasive species removal, habitat restoration, wildfire mitigation, and trail building all throughout the City.

Applicants must be a current City of Austin resident (year-long minimum), must live within Austin city limits zip codes, and have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. Uniforms and Personal Protective Equipment will be provided. This is a full time position (40 hours/week, Monday-Friday). All skills levels are encouraged to apply!

Benefits & Qualifications

  • Member Monthly Living Allowance (Stipend)
    • $2,400/month
  • Leader Monthly Living Allowance (Stipend)
    • $2,720/month
  • $1,459.26-$6,895 | Segal AmeriCorps Education Award: money for qualified student loans, higher education and training programs. Learn more about AmeriCorps and this award.
  • Health insurance
  • Non-private student loan deferment
  • First Aid certification
  • Technical skills training
  • Fundamental skills training
  • Opportunities to build connections with partnering agencies such as Texas Parks and Wildlife, National Park Service, US Forest Service, and more!
  • Public Land Corps Non-Competitive Hiring Eligibility for jobs on Federal Lands
  • Weekly Conservation Corps Yoga Club Class with certified Yoga Instructor (optional)

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Between the ages of 18-35
  • US Citizenship or lawful permanent US Resident
  • Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check
  • 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
  • Commitment to completing an 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
  • Crew leader only: Clean 3-year Driving Record
  • Crew leader only: At least 3-5 months of previous hands-on conservation experience including but not limited to: chainsaws, habitat restoration, invasive species removal, trail work (no experience is necessary for crew members)
  • Must live within Austin city limits zip codes

Start the application process

by filling out this interest form!

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ACCC crews at project sites
ACCC crews at project sites