Southwest Conservation Corps

Get paid to work outside and explore amazing places!


The Southwest Conservation Corps engages motivated young adults, ages 15 -25, to complete conservation projects throughout Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.


Conservation Corps jobs

Projects may include, trail construction & maintenance, fencing, habitat improvement, hazardous fuels reduction and re-vegetation. Each crew consists of 6-8 members and 2 leaders. Crews work and camp for up to 11 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 range from 8 weeks to 1 year in length. Individuals that commit to at least 8 weeks of service 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 participate in one of our more advanced programs such as Wildfire Prevention and/or Crew Leader Development programs.

Our Jobs

Corps Members, Interns, Crew Leaders

Be a conservation corps member or leader!

Room and Board

Crews work and camp for up to 11 days at a time in frontcountry and backcountry locations in all types of weather conditions. Schedule may vary depending on location and program.  We also offer non-camping programs in some of our regional locations, please see our website for additional details.

Employee Perks

Weekly stipend, potential to earn an AmeriCorps award, conservation skills training, opportunity to work outside in some of the best places in the Southwest.

Southwest Conservation Corps

How to Apply

Check out our website to learn more and apply! We accept applications year round for programs based in Colorado and Arizona.  Please look on our website for specific details.

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Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter

Age Requirement: 15 - 25

Locations: Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico