The adult conservation crews consists of two crew leaders and eight crew members. All of our adult crews work a similar schedule; either completing local work (Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm) or going on hitch to complete 10 day-long projects (please visit our Schedules & Hitch page for more information).
Crews are funded by: The Corps Network, OneStar, and The Corporation for National and Community Service.
Conservation and Disaster Response crews are focused on conservation projects in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana. Program participants complete habitat restoration and trail projects with a variety of partners, from the National Park Service to state and county parks.
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 disasters occur. The Conservation Corps of American YouthWorks are a state and federal resource during disasters. Crew leaders receive training in spontaneous volunteer management, donations management, and the Incident Command System. Common partners include FEMA and the Texas Department of Emergency Management.
This San Antonio-based crew works in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) at San Antonio Missions National Historic Park. Crews work directly with NPS staff on a daily basis, building strong connections that have helped past members achieve employment with the NPS.
Project work includes vegetation removal at various sites throughout the park’s 1000 acres, invasive plant removal, maintaining landscaped garden beds, fence removal and installation, and heavy vegetation removal in and along the historic irrigation canals that bring water from the San Antonio River to the missions.
Projects are in highly trafficked areas at the missions where members can interact with park visitors, as well as in the quieter corners of the park off limits to visitors.
Based out of Austin, the Trails Across Texas (TAT) crew partners with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (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. Members have up to $780 in field gear reimbursements available!
The Austin Civilian Conservation Corps (ACCC) is an initiative with the City of Austin and American YouthWorks, to provide on-the-job training opportunities 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. This is a full-time temporary position.
Applicants must be a current City of Austin resident (year-long minimum) and 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!