Youthbuild

Earn your GED or high school diploma, start a career and become empowered by your community.

TXCC & LACC

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

GulfCorps Crews

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

GulfCorps Crew

Houston, TX | Baton Rouge, LA

Texas Conservation Corps & Louisiana Conservation Corps are a part of the GulfCorps Initiative – a three-year, $7 million project (funded by the RESTORE Act and NOAA from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill) run by The Nature Conservancy to help the battered Gulf Coast and the young people whose lives depend on it.

Thanks to this partnership we have GulfCorps crews based in Houston, TX and Baton Rouge, LA. Read more here:

For the upcoming season we are looking for dedicated young adults to work with us. No prior experience is required. TxCC & LaCC provide our members with hands-on opportunities, extensive training in conservation and coastal restoration, 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.

 

Stories from previous members:

GulfCorps at Artist Boat and Armand Bayou Nature Center

 

Benefits & Qualifications

Benefits
  • Monthly Living Allowance (Stipend)
    • $2,000/month for Crew Members
    • $2,200/month for Crew Leaders
  • $1,374.60-$6,495 | Segal AmeriCorps Education Award: money for qualified student loans, higher education and training programs. Learn more about AmeriCorps and this award.
  • Health insurance
  • CPR & Wilderness Advanced First Aid Certification
  • Technical & fundamental skills training
  • FEMA certifications
  • GulfCorps training
  • S212 training
  • Possible Wildland Firefighter training depending on projects

Qualifications
  • Between the ages of 18-28 (crew members) or 21-28 (crew leaders)
  • 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 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 leaders must have at least 5 months of previous hands-on conservation experience, specifically in trail building, habitat restoration, or chainsaw work.

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