Great Appalachian Valley Conservation Corps

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Conservation service work in beautiful places!

The Great Appalachian Valley Conservation Corps (GAVCC) moves forward from the tradition of the Civilian Conservation Corps to engage young people in conservation service projects.

Our crews work and live in wild and beautiful places in Virginia and beyond!

About Great Appalachian Valley Conservation Corps

GAVCC crews work on important conservation projects with local public land managers. Assignments include trail work, historic restoration and interpretation, post-fire restoration, disaster response and invasive species removal.

The Employee Experience

Working with the GAVCC is your chance to get out to wild places and work with your hands. You'll gain direct natural resource work experience and build leadership skills. Members have the opportunity to work alongside and in partnership with federal natural resource managers. This is an opportunity to transform your routine into a hard-working adventure.

Ideal Candidate

GAVCC is a service work based learning experience. We are looking for motivated individuals who can commit to completing the program and who have the desire to build new skills. No previous work experience is required. Individuals with crew experience may choose to apply for a Crew Leader position.

Room and Board

Crews camp on site for up to 9 days with the following 5-6 days off. Food and a place to camp is provided while on the project. GAVCC can help provide camping gear when needed.

On days off our members and leaders usually camp out, couch surf, or go in on a month-to-month rental.

Getting Here and Getting Around

Members will travel on hitch in a crew vehicle. Personal vehicles can be parked at the field office for use on days off.

For Fun

Our crews work in some of the most beautiful places in the region. You can explore the wild spaces and local communities near your project work sites on the time between hitches.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and close when the position is filled. It is best to apply as early as possible.

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