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


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


We provide trained crews to help accomplish your conservation project needs while providing young adults opportunities to learn about land management issues and challenges.


For over twenty years, we have provided a skilled workforce to partnering agencies such as: U.S. Forest Service, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Bureau of Reclamation, Houston Parks Board, Houston Audubon Society, The Nature Conservancy, Harris County Precinct 2, and many other public and private entities.

Park & Trail Construction

Trail Building: Natural Surface, ADA Accessibility, Etc.
Maintenance & Repair
Masonry, Stairs & Retaining Walls
Bridges & Armored Crossings
Benches & Kiosks
Trail Design, Layout & Consultation


Invasive Species Removal
Licensed Herbicide Application
Plantings & Maintenance
Seed Collection
Greenhouse Work
Flora Surveys & Studies

Disaster Services

Disaster Response On-Call
Volunteer & Donations Management
Chainsaw Work
GPS Inventory
Fire Fuel Mitigation

Forest & Range Management

Brush Management & Fuel Breaks
Prescribed Burning & Prep.
GIS Data Gathering, Input & Analysis
Tree Care, Planting, & Nursery Work
Fence Installation and Repair
Endangered Species & Habitat Restoration

Watershed Management

Erosion Control & Bank Restoration
Check Dams & Swales
Aquifer Recharge-Feature Restoration
Wet Pond Maintenance
Water Quality Monitoring
Creek Clean-Ups

Community Education

School & Community Gardens
Trail Building Workshops
Watershed Model Demonstrations
Volunteer Management

Host an Individual Placement

Texas Conservation Corps can assist with placing an AmeriCorps member at your site to accomplish your conservation goals. We will work with you to develop a position description and outline responsibilities to ensure the AmeriCorps member has a meaningful experience.


Tom Helmer
[email protected]
(802) 380-1213

Host a Volunteer Project

We are always looking for new projects during our Volunteer Days that occur throughout the year. Annual Volunteer Days are MLK Day (January), It’s My Park Day (March), National Trails Day (June), and National Public Lands Day (September). If you are in the Houston or Austin area and have a project on public land that needs maintenance, conservation work, or volunteer management, reach out!



Texas: [email protected]
Louisiana: [email protected]

Contact Us

and find out more about hiring a crew!

Conservation Corps of American YouthWorks
Tom Helmer
[email protected]
(802) 380-1213

Texas Conservation Corps | Houston
& Louisiana Conservation Corps
Alison Westphal
[email protected]
(512) 658-0147