Southwest Conservation Corps
Get paid to work outside and explore amazing places!
We are Southwest Conservation Corps!
Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) operates conservation service programs across Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico that empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities and the environment. SCC has offices in Durango and Salida in Colorado and Acoma and Gallup in New Mexico.
Projects may include, trail construction & maintenance, fencing, habitat improvement, hazardous fuels reduction and re-vegetation. Each crew consists of 6 members and 2 leaders. Crews work and camp for 9 days at a time in frontcountry and backcountry locations in all types of weather conditions. Schedule may vary depending on location and program. SCC crews work in a variety of national parks, national forests and other areas throughout the Southwest.
Programs start in March, June, and September and range from 10-30 weeks. Corpsmembers are eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award in addition to their weekly stipend.
Southwest Conservation Corps is a learning experience. We are looking for motivated individuals who can commit to completing the program and who have the desire to learn new skills. No previous work experience is required. However, individuals with experience may choose to apply for our Crew Leader Development Program (CLDP) or as a Crew Leader.
WE ARE CURRENTLY HIRING FOR:
SUMMER ADULT CORPS MEMBERS
LONG TERM ADULT CORPS MEMBERS
VETERAN FIRE CORPS MEMBERS
See below for more info and links to apply!
Work outside in Colorado while gaining hands on conservation experience. Our Summer term runs May 30th-August 12th, 2016. Our Long Term Crews run from May 30th-October 28th, 2016. Get paid $275/week, and earn an Americorps Education Stipend at the end of your service. Follow the link below to apply!
Spend the summer outside in New Mexico, on a two person elite researching team. Use your GPS and GIS skills to monitor sagebrush and wildlife on 16 different allotments. Are you ready to be a field scientist? Dates: May 23- to Aug 26. PAID $400 a week + $1,515 Americorps Education Award - APPLY NOW
Calling all local college students and recent grads!! Get paid $400 a week and work on real-world natural and cultural resource projects with federal land management agencies. Learn. Discover. Grow. Positions available in multiple disciplines. Click Apply to find out more! Dates: May 31 to Aug 12
If you are 18-25 and looking to gain hands on experience in the conservation field, The Southwest Conservation Corps is for you! Get ready to get dirty, work hard, and have an amazing experience living and working in a beautiful part of the country. Follow the links below to learn more about our positions and openings!
Room and Board
Crews typically work for 9 days at a time in front country and back country locations, followed by 5 days off. When on hitch, Southwest Conservation Corps covers the cost of food and camping and Corps members are responsible for finding own housing on 5 days off. However, there are many free campground around Durango, CO that Corps members utilize on days off.
Weekly stipend, potential to earn an AmeriCorps award, conservation skills training, be part of a community, and opportunity to work outside in some of the best places in the Southwest.
The Southwest Conservation Corps has offices in some of the most beautiful parts of the country. From each of our bases, you have access to everything from World Class mountain biking, skiing, climbing, fishing, rafting, backpacking and some of the best scenery around!
How to Apply
Check out our website to learn more and apply! We accept applications for programs starting in February for our summer programming, and May for our Fall programs. Please look on our website for specific details on each of our crews and how to apply.