Montana Conservation Corps

We're all about inspiring young people to be engaged citizens who improve their communities. What will you do this year to be an engaged citizen?

Montana is filled with opportunities to explore wild and rugged landscapes. Picture yourself building trails, planting trees in a national park, and giving back to your community.  Your home is a tent for much of the time and meals are shared around camp with fellow crew members. The greatest rewards – and challenges – come from learning how to work as a team with people different from you.

We serve in Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park, every National Forest in Montana, several wilderness areas, surrounding states and their beautiful public lands (ID, WY, ND, SD), and a variety of other publicly owned places (BLM, USFWS, Montana State Parks, NPS, USFS, etc.)

About Montana Conservation Corps

Our mission is to equip young people with the skills and values to be engaged citizens who improve their communities and environment. There is no better backdrop for this type of learning experience and personal development than the wilds of Montana, including: 15 million acres throughout 9 National Forests, 3.5 million acres throughout 16 Wilderness Areas, and Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks.

Join AmeriCorps and become a National Service participant to give back to Montana’s communities and natural lands. You’ll take away a lifetime of memories, career skills, lasting friendships, and the tools to make a difference in your world.

The Employee Experience

The best way for us to describe the experience is through the words of someone who has served with us. Read Jason's story to get a better idea of what we are all about.

Ideal Candidate

Enthusiasm, excitement, and engagement!!! These three qualities will give you a life-altering experience with our organization. You will still need to work hard and have fun also. We have found through 25 years of experience that engaged citizens make happy citizens and that is what we are all about here. We produce engaged citizens which will, in turn, produce healthier and happier communities. 

Room and Board

We do not offer housing for the majority of our positions and the main reason for that is because you will find yourself sleeping in a tent for the majority of the time. How fun!! That being said, you will need to find a place to stay for when you are not in your tent. We can certainly help you find those accommodations! We do provide food for the times you are out on a project so don't worry about that!

Employee Perks

Our tagline says it all: Tools for Living. Experience for Life.  

  • Each participant who completes our program gets an AmeriCorps Education Award to use on student loans or future school costs
  • Our Leaders get access to some of the best Pro Deals on gear 
  • Professional development and leadership skills training for every single person involved
  • Interaction with land management agency professionals (NPS, USFS, BLM, etc.)

Getting Here and Getting Around

We offer serviceships to assist you with travel costs when you first make the trek to Montana.

Once you are here it is your responsibility to commute to the regional office you are working out of. Most of the cities you work in are small enough to walk or bike to work. These communities also have public transportation available if you are not able to bring your own vehicle. Carpooling with your fellow co-workers will most likely be available.

For Fun

Where do we start?! For real though. Montana is one of the recreation capitals of the world! Every community we have an office in has access to hiking, biking, fishing, water activities, skiing, backpacking, culture, history, and so much more!

We have offices in Bozeman, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula. No one has it better than us!

How to Apply

Please apply online using our online application portal. Our applications are quick and easy but please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions. 

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