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


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 Leaders are 900-hour AmeriCorps positions and Crew Members are 675-hour AmeriCorps positions

Crew Leader Term Dates: 11/30/2020 – 7/2/2021

Crew Member Term Dates: 1/11/2021 – 7/2/2021

As an ATLAS Crew Member, you will…

•  Construct & maintain trails
•  Assist with erosion control
•  Perform construction & upkeep of public land features
•  Remove 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…

• Ensure all safety protocols are followed by crew members
• Teach and support members throughout their term


•  $1,348 monthly stipend for Members | $1,628 monthly stipend for Leaders
•  AmeriCorps Education Award
Student loan deferment
Some gear and supplies provided
First Aid & CPR certification
FEMA certifications
Technical & soft skills training
Health insurance
Housing and childcare support
Guidance counseling
Opportunity to network with partner agencies


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

Leaders must also have at least 5 months of previous hands-on conservation or environmental experience

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512.744.1900 ext. 1313