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Greetings from Texas Conservation Corps! We're an AmeriCorps program based in Austin, Texas with a operating site in Houston. Our AmeriCorps members sign up for a 3, 6, or 11 month term of service where they receive a variety of benefits including a living stipend, education award, federal certifications, health insurance, and of course - the experience of a life time. 

We have orientations several times throughout the year, all of our members go through three weeks of training before they start their project work. We do not require experience to join our program, we'll teach you everything you need to know!

  • Trails Across Texas Crew Member

    Texas Conservation Corps
    Austin Headquarters, Texas
    $1,328.00 / month

    Our Trails Across Texas (TAT) crew partners with Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPWD) to maintain and enhance the trail systems in Texas State Parks. These crews serve as the dedicated trail crew for all of the state parks. This crew camps for 10 days at a time and have 4 days off in between projects. 

    Projects may include building and maintaining trails, constructing stone retaining walls, check steps, boardwalks, chainsaw work, and ADA compliant trails. Members will be trained in using tools such as chainsaws, picks, pruning saws, loppers, and rock bars. No experience or skills required, just a positive attitude and a willingness to work hard within a diverse crew environment.

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  • Conservation & Disaster Crew Member

    Texas Conservation Corps
    Austin Headquarters, Texas and Houston Operating Site, Texas
    $1,328.00 / month

    Texas Conservation Corps Conservation & Disaster Crew Members serve 6 or 11 month terms, in which they work together to complete conservation and disaster mitigation projects on public lands. No experience is required to join our program. Crew Members go through three weeks of orientation where they receive training in conflict resolution, trail work, group dynamics, chainsawing, and much more. 

    From there they start working on conservation projects either in the local area or surrounding region. We travel as far as Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana for conservation projects. Out of town projects require crews to camp for a duration of 5 to 10 days before returning to their office. Projects include felling of hazardous trees, installation of erosion control barriers, fire fuels mitigation, clearing and restoration of trails, habitat restoration and invasive species management.

    These teams remain on call for local and national disasters, and are able to deploy at short notice for 30-60 days. A term as a crew member with Texas Conservation Corps is both a challenging and rewarding experience that you will remember for the rest of your life!

    Opportunities to work out of Houston or Austin for this position. 

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  • Conservation & Disaster Crew Leader

    Texas Conservation Corps
    Austin Headquarters, Texas and Houston Operating Site, Texas
    $1,628.00 / month

    Texas Conservation Corps Conservation & Disaster Crew Leaders serve 11 month terms, in which they work together to complete conservation and disaster mitigation projects on public lands. Some experience is required to join our program as a crew leader. Crew Leaders go through three weeks of orientation where they receive training in conflict resolution, trail work, group dynamics, chainsawing, and much more. 

    From there they start working on conservation projects either in the local area or surrounding region. We travel as far as Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana for conservation projects. Out of town projects require crews to camp for a duration of 5 to 10 days before returning to their office. Projects include felling of hazardous trees, installation of erosion control barriers, fire fuels mitigation, clearing and restoration of trails, habitat restoration and invasive species management.

    These teams remain on call for local and national disasters, and are able to deploy at short notice for 30-60 days. A term as a crew member with Texas Conservation Corps is both a challenging and rewarding experience that you will remember for the rest of your life!

    Opportunities to work out of Houston or Austin for this position. 

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  • Trails Across Texas Crew Leader

    Texas Conservation Corps
    Austin Headquarters, Texas
    $1,628.00 / month

    Our Trails Across Texas (TAT) crew partners with Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPWD) to maintain and enhance the trail systems in Texas State Parks. These crews serve as the dedicated trail crew for all of the state parks. This crew camps for 10 days at a time and have 4 days off in between projects. 

    Projects may include building and maintaining trails, constructing stone retaining walls, check steps, boardwalks, chainsaw work, and ADA compliant trails. Leaders will be trained in using tools such as chainsaws, picks, pruning saws, loppers, and rock bars. Some experience or skills required, as well as a positive attitude and a willingness to work hard within a diverse crew environment.

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How to Apply

  • Visit AmericanYouthWorks.org/TxCC
  • Fill out an application
  • Receive an "Application Received" email giving a time frame of when to expect a call
  • Receive call to schedule a phone interview
  • Receive decision within two weeks of the interview

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