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youth crew leaders

Texas Conservation Corps has a summer youth program, explained below. Crew Leaders have two weeks of training in advance to prepare them for the summer season.

Summer Youth Crews

This program position is open to current high school students, recent high school graduates, college students and young adults looking to spend a summer working on conservation projects throughout Texas. 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.

Looking for more than an 8-week experience? Summer enrollments can extend to longer terms!

Summer Youth Crew Leaders: Ages 21-28
Austin, San Antonio, and Tribal Nations: May 16* – August 5, 2022
*Applications are still being accepted. Please don’t hesitate to apply!
Houston: June 13 – August 12, 2022

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  • $1,700 per month living stipend
  • $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.
  • Student Loan Deferment
  • First Aid and CPR 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 fieldwork
  • 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 the 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 fieldwork and camping trip (dates and length TBD)