Vermont Youth Conservation Corps
Make a Difference this Summer with the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps
The Vermont Youth Conservation Corps is a non-profit youth, leadership, conservation, and education organization that promotes the values of hard work, education, team work, and personal responsibility.
As a VYCC Crew Leader you are sure to have the experience of a life time! You and your co-leader will be leading a crew of 6-8 eager young Corps Members while completing high priority conservation work in the great state of Vermont! Crews live, eat, recreate, and work together to complete projects such as bridge construction, stone work, watershed restoration, and trail construction.
The combination of a diverse crew with excellent, trained leaders working together on a high-priority conservation project creates a dynamic and educationally rich experience for everyone involved. Once your crew arrives, you will combine your previous experiences with what you've learned at training to transform your crew from a diverse group of strangers into a tight-knit community.
It will not be easy. Days will be long and you and your co-leader will have a roller coaster of experiences. However, in the end, leading a group of young people in the completion of a backcountry bridge, one mile trail reroute, or construction of urban rain gardens will teach you and your crew lessons you will use for the rest of your lives.
We hire Crew Leaders, Assistant Crew Leaders and Corps Members.
Room and Board
VYCC Crews live, eat, and work together in the great outdoors of Vermont. Residential Crews are based out of campsites where they prepare meals together and reside in VYCC issued tents. Community Crews work in their communities but reside in their own homes during the season.
- Pro-deals and discounts at local businesses
- Training Stipend
- Corps Members earn $338 per week (see VYCC.org for more details!)
- Assistant Crew Leaders earn $350 per week plus a $2114 Americorps Education Award
- Crew Leaders earn $475 - $525 per week plus a $750 completion bonus (6 month positions only)
- Leave No Trace Trainer certification and other education-based certifications
Getting Here and Getting Around
For roving positions, vehicles are provided to VYCC employees during the season. For Community positions, Crew Leaders will be expected to find their own residence and need a personal vehicle to travel to the crew base each day.
Being a VYCC Crew Leader is the ultimate summer job with the ability to be outside all summer long! Crews are based throughout Vermont and some even work and live in multiple locations throughout the session. Crews will be working on and near some of the best hiking trails in Vermont. Crews frequently explore Vermont’s many gems during the weekends for their recreational activities.