Texas Conservation Corps has a summer youth program, explained below. Crew Leaders begin in early June and have two weeks of training to prepare them for the summer season.
Summer Youth Crews
This program is for current high school students and recent high school graduates to spend a summer working on conservation projects throughout the City of Houston and Harris County. Members will work on trail improvement and habitat restoration projects led by two adult Crew Leaders. Opportunities for travel and camping will be provided. Crews will focus on building conservation skills and engaging in environmental education. The program works in partnership with several agencies and organizations dedicated to serving youth and the environment.
Summer Youth Crew Leaders: Ages 21-28
Houston: June 1st, 2021 – August 13th, 2021
Applications closed. Check back in the spring for 2022 Summer Youth Crew applications!
- $1,678 per month living stipend
- Americorps Education Award
- Student Loan Deferment
- First Aid and CPR Certification
- Technical Skills Training
- Fundamental Skills Training
Qualifications – Must Have
- High school diploma or GED
- Between the ages of 21-28
- US Citizenship or lawful permanent US Resident
- Clean 3-year Driving Record
- Prior experience in camping, backcountry travel, or related fieldwork
- Ability to hike 3-12 miles per day in rugged terrain, often wearing a 45lb backpack and carrying tools.
- Ability to lift up to 35 pounds repeatedly and use hand and power tools
- Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check
- Commitment to completing the entire term of service
- Strong service ethic and desire to serve the community and the environment
- Ability to work with a diverse group of people
- Willingness to work long, hard hours in all weather conditions; ability to be away on one overnight fieldwork and camping trip (dates and length TBD)