Engaging individuals and strengthening communities through service and conservation.
Arizona Conservation Corps, a program of Conservation Legacy, aims to continue the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s.
Mountains, deserts, canyons, and forests--Arizona has something for everyone!
About Arizona Conservation Corps
AZCC is focused on connecting youth, young adults and recent era military veterans with conservation service work projects on public lands. Our programs promote personal growth, experiential learning and an ethic of natural resource stewardship while incorporating the guiding principles of community, dedication, challenge, integrity, and FUN!
AZCC Crews and Individual Placements work on public lands across Arizona. Conservation crews typically work a "hitch" schedule, spending 8 or 9 days camping in the field, and then getting 5 or 6 days off in between. With offices based in Tucson, Flagstaff, and the White Mountains, there is lots to do and explore on your days off!
The Employee Experience
Exciting, challenging, rewarding – there is no one word to describe participating in AZCC. You’ll learn, but it will take sweat. You’ll complete great service projects, but it won’t always be easy. You’ll meet some great people, but you won’t always see eye-to-eye. It’s about learning, working hard for the environment and communities, and giving something back.
AZCC seeks applicants who are interested in fully committing to the program, who are willing to overcome any challenges and those who will take advantage of the opportunities, skills, and training that are offered throughout their term of service.
AZCC wants those who will benefit from and contribute the most to the program; previous experience is not required for most positions.
Room and Board
Housing is not provided for our members, but campsites are typically provided while out "on hitch" during the project week. Food is also provided on all of our crews while out on projects.
AZCC is an AmeriCorps program!
Our members receive a stipend of $295 per week. As an AmeriCorps member, you will also receive an AmeriCorps Education award at the end of your term of service. This award ranges from $1,252-$5,920 depending on the length of the season and can be used for student loans, college courses, and other educational programs.
Getting Here and Getting Around
Vehicles are not required for our members, although many members choose to have them so that they can explore the southwest during their days off. Transportation to and from the project sites is provided by AZCC, members are just required to meet at the AZCC office at the beginning of each "hitch." Public transportation is reliable in both Tucson and Flagstaff, so it is possible to commute to either office without a vehicle.
Hiking, biking, climbing, camping! Arizona is a great playground for outdoor enthusiasts. From mountains and alpine meadows to canyons and saguaros, the Grand Canyon State has plenty to choose from!