Texas Conservation Corps is looking for dedicated young adults to serve a 7 or 11-month term. We require all Crew Leader applicants to have at least 5 months of previous hands-on conservation experience including but not limited to:
TxCC provides our members with hands-on opportunities, extensive training in conservation and disaster response, and the freedom to develop personally and professionally. Our Crew Leaders help us facilitate training our members, therefore they need to have previous experience.
The Texas Conservation Corps (TxCC) is a 21st Century Conservation Service Corps accredited program that empowers young people through conservation, education, service, and job training. Participants engage in hands-on projects on public lands, coastal regions, and disaster areas.
While successfully educating, training, and producing the next generation of leaders in the field, TxCC engages young adults in the conservation of the natural landscapes of Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
Conservation & Disaster Crews: These crews are focused on conservation projects in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana. These members complete habitat restoration and trail projects (click for full list) with a variety of partners, from the National Park Service to Travis County Parks. These crews are based in our Austin and Houston operating sites.
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. TxCC is both a state and federal resource during disasters, and 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.
Conservation & Disaster Crew Leaders:
Austin: August 2021- May 2022
Applications for our 2021 crews in Houston and San Antonio are closed. Check back in the fall for 2022 opportunities!
Trails Across Texas Crew: Based out of Austin, our Trails Across Texas (TAT) crew partners with Texas Parks and Wildlife (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.
Trails Across Texas Crew Leaders:
Fall 2021 dates and application coming soon!