About Washington Conservation Corps
Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) is an AmeriCorps program that creates future leaders through community involvement and mentorship. We have more than 350 members and experienced staff statewide who restore critical habitat, build trails, and respond to local and national disasters.
Through AmeriCorps, WCC provides hands-on experience, field skills, and training opportunities to young adults between 18 and 25 and military veterans. We work in partnership with nonprofit and governmental organizations that apply for WCC crews or individual placement members to complete projects.
Do you love being outdoors, hiking in the backcountry or on urban trails, learning new skills, and accomplishing hands-on projects? WCC is recruiting AmeriCorps members for field crews across the state!
Serving on a WCC crew means spending your days outdoors, in all types of weather, accomplishing projects that restore and enhance critical landscapes across Washington. AmeriCorps members serve on a crew of five members, along with an experienced supervisor who provides training, mentorship, and development opportunities.
Daily activities could range from planting trees and shrubs, to using hand and power tools, to building trails, bridges, boardwalks and more. Our field crews focus on every aspect of environmental restoration and trail enhancement. From backcountry trail crews to urban restoration crews - we have an opportunity for you!
Positions in your area:
All field crews in Western Washington are currently recruiting for 11-month positions that begin Oct. 4. Crew Supervisors are scheduling interviews on a rolling basis - apply today at ecology.wa.gov/wcc! Crews with multiple vacancies include the following:
Eligibility and Terms of Service
Age range: Must be 18-25 years old, with exceptions for those with military service or with mental or sensory disabilities. Strong preference is given to Washington state residents. Members must abide by AmeriCorps and WCC policies. Successful applicants will be required to verify their vaccination record or seek a medical or religious exemption by Oct. 18 for the 21-22 service term, per Governor Inslee's vaccine mandate.
Typical schedule: 40 hours/week, Monday - Thursday, 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. When traveling, schedule could alternately be Thursday - Thursday (10-hour days) with six days off prior. If a project requires overnight travel, WCC covers food and lodging. The crew descriptions on our web map (available on our website: ecology.wa.gov/wcc) include the amount of travel anticipated for the 21-22 program year.
Start and end date: Oct. 4, 2021 – Sept. 8, 2022
Citizenship/Immigration status, per AmeriCorps rules: U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or Lawful Permanent U.S. Resident Alien
Safety is a program priority; during the 21-22 program year, safety procedures will include continued physical distancing, wearing a mask as needed, washing hands with soap regularly, and meeting respiratory protection requirements for travel in a crew truck*. AmeriCorps members are subject to Governor Inslee's vaccine mandate; members beginning service terms in October 2021 are required to show proof of full vaccination by Oct. 18.
*This may include N-95, KN-95 and/or P-100 respirators, all of which require removal of facial hair for adequate fit .
About Washington Conservation Corps
Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) is an AmeriCorps program that creates future leaders through community involvement and mentorship. We have more than 350 members and experienced staff statewide…
The AmeriCorps Education Award (scholarship) is available to members upon completion of service term. For the 2021-2022 program year, our available terms and scholarship amounts are:
Loan forbearance is available on qualifying student loans. AmeriCorps will pay interest that accrues while serving in the WCC for eligible loans. Interest accrual is paid upon successful term completion. Forbearance is typically limited to government-backed student loans. Members or applicants can contact their lender to learn if your loan qualifies for National Service forbearance.
Health insurance is provided for all WCC members.
Member Assistance Program is provided for all members, featuring free, accessible, and high-quality mental health services.
Childcare and Food Assistance is available to those who qualify through DSHS and / or the AmeriCorps Childcare Program.
GED exam fee reimbursement is available for those who successfully pass the exam during their WCC term.
The AmeriCorps Education Award (scholarship) is available to members upon completion of service term. For the 2021-2022 program year, our available terms and scholarship amounts…