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

ATLAS Crew

The Texas Conservation Corps’ ATLAS Crew, in collaboration with the City of Austin, is a youth environmental stewardship program that focuses on local, urban conservation, and restoration projects. ATLAS Crew is a full-time AmeriCorps term of service for people aged 18-24 who are local to the Austin area and have not been enrolled in school or working full-time for the past 6 months. On an ATLAS Crew, you’ll serve as an AmeriCorps member with your team to complete urban conservation and restoration projects in the City of Austin. These crews work locally in the Austin area on a regular schedule, Monday- Friday. Typical projects include habitat restoration, trail construction and maintenance, new park development, wildfire fuel reduction, and park clean-up. A term as a crew member with Texas Conservation Corps is both a challenging and rewarding experience that you will remember for the rest of your life!

Crew Leader Term: August 16, 2021 – July 22, 2022

Crew Member Term: September 13, 2021 – February 25, 2022

As an ATLAS Crew Member, you will…

•  Construct & maintain trails
•  Assist with erosion control
•  Perform construction & upkeep of public land features
•  Removal of invasive plant species
•  Partake in wildland fuel reduction efforts and habitat restoration projects
•  Maintain vehicles, tools, and equipment

As an ATLAS Crew Leader, you will also…

  • Transport crews and equipment in 12-passenger vans, trucks, and trailer hitches
  • Ensure all safety protocols are followed by crew members
  • Teach and support members throughout their term

Benefits

•  $1,550 monthly stipend for Crew Members | $1,700 monthly stipend for Crew Leaders
•  AmeriCorps Education Award
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Student loan deferment
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Some gear and supplies provided
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First Aid & CPR certification
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FEMA certifications
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Technical & soft skills training
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Health insurance
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Housing and childcare support
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Guidance counseling
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Opportunity to network with partner agencies

Requirements

•  High school diploma or GED
•  Between the ages of 18-24
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US Citizenship or lawful permanent US Resident
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Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check
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Ability to hike 1-10 miles per day in rugged terrain, while carrying tools
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Ability to work outdoors in all weather types while doing hard, often repetitive, labor with hand & power tools
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Ability to work with a diverse group of people
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Commitment to complete the entire term of service

Leaders must also have at least 5 months of previous hands-on conservation or environmental experience and a clean 3-year driving record

Crew Member Application

ATLAS Crew Leader positions are now filled – please apply to serve as an ATLAS Crew Member or Conservation Crew Leader(click to navigate to the application)!

Questions?

[email protected]
512.744.1900 ext. 1313