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


The Texas Conservation Corps’ Houston Environmental Action Team (HEAT) is an AmeriCorps youth environmental program that focuses on local urban conservation and restoration projects; it is a full-time term of service for people aged 17-24. These crews work locally on a regular schedule, Monday- Friday. Typical projects include habitat restoration, trail construction and maintenance, park development and clean-up, and environmentally sustainable landscaping. A term as a crew member with Texas Conservation Corps is a challenging, yet rewarding experience that will ensure life-long memories and skills. We highly encourage you to apply if you are LGBTQ+, experiencing homelessness, or are involved with the criminal justice system. Crew Members serve a 5-month term, Crew Leaders serve an 11-month term.

Term Dates

Crew Leader: January 4, 2022 – December 9, 2022

Crew Member: January 31, 2022 – July 1, 2022

Job Duties

• Constructing & maintaining trails
• Erosion control
• Construction & upkeep of public land features
• Removal of invasive plant species
• Installation of environmentally sustainable landscaping
• Habitat restoration projects
• Maintaining vehicles, tools, and equipment


•  $1,550 monthly stipend for members | $1,700 monthly stipend for Crew Leaders
•  AmeriCorps Education Award
•  Non-private s
tudent loan deferment
Some gear and supplies provided
First Aid & CPR certification
Technical & soft skills training
Health insurance
•  Opportunity to network with partner agencies


•  High school diploma or GED
•  Between the ages of 17-24
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

Apply to be a Crew Leader

Apply to be a Crew Member


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512.744.1900 ext. 1313