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TXCC & LACC

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

HEAT Crew

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, 675 hour 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 6, 2021 – December 10, 2021

Crew Member: July 12, 2021 – December 10, 2021

 

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

Benefits

•  $1,348 monthly stipend for members | $1,628 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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Technical & Soft Skills Training
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Health Insurance
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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 17-24
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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

Crew Member Application

Questions?

[email protected]
512.744.1900 ext. 1313