Vermont Youth Conservation Corps
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Camping Crews live and work together, spending all of their time immersed in the outdoors (seeing all the stars and also braving all the bugs). Camping Crew Leaders manage the project and their crew during the work day and help continue to build those connections back at camp. Camping Crews share responsibilities like making meals, building fires to gather around in the evenings, and figuring out how to spend their weekends exploring Vermont. Camping Crews work in state and local parks, in the Green Mountain National Forest, and just about anywhere their service is needed. Camping Crews work on trail construction and maintenance, carpentry, water quality improvement, and forest management. The work our Camping Crews do has a significant impact on habitat, water quality, and outdoor recreation in Vermont.

Camping Crew Leaders live and work with their crew, 24 hours a day.

Spring-Summer Camping Crew Leaders
Project Focus: two crews focused on carpentry work, one crew focused on trails
Location: Camping throughout Vermont
Dates: April 12 – August 8, with the potential for fall work
Schedule: Four weeks of work, one week off, repeated three times
Compensation: $535-585/week

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Camping Peer Crews offer leadership development opportunities for young adults with previous Crew Member experience. Rather than having Leaders and Members, Peer Crews Leaders share leadership responsibilities at work and at camp. Peer Crew Leaders may be focused on developing the skills to lead a summer VYCC Crew or they could be excited to transfer the skills they learn to a different summer opportunity.

Similar to our other Camping Crews, Peer Crews work in state and local parks, in the Green Mountain National Forest, and just about anywhere their service is needed. Camping Crews work on trail construction and maintenance, carpentry, water quality improvement, and forest management. The work our Camping Crews do has a significant impact on habitat, water quality, and outdoor recreation in Vermont.

Camping Peer Crew Leaders live and work together, 24 hours a day. 

Spring Camping Peer Crew
Project Focus: Trails, light carpentry, water quality
Location: Camping throughout Vermont
Dates: April 12th-May 23rd, 300 hr AmeriCorps positions
Schedule: 6 weeks of work in a row, Monday-Friday
Compensation: $350/week living allowance, $1,311.11 Segal Education Award upon completion of service

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AmeriCorps Camping Crew Members live and serve together, spending all of their time immersed in the outdoors (seeing all the stars and also braving all the bugs). Crew Members learn new skills related to their projects while also making meals, building evening campfires, and spending their weekends exploring Vermont with fellow Crew Members

Camping Crews work in state and local parks, the Green Mountain National Forest, and other public lands, doing trail construction and maintenance, carpentry, water quality improvement, and forest management. The work our Camping Crews do has a significant impact on habitat, water quality, and outdoor recreation in Vermont.

Spring-Summer AmeriCorps Crew
Focus: Carpentry, water quality, trails
Location: Camping throughout Vermont
Dates: April 30th-August 8th
Schedule: Four weeks of service, one week off, repeated three times
Compensation: $250/week living allowance, $2,360.00 Segal Education Award upon completion of service

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Day Crew Leaders help youth and young adults channel their passion for learning and serving. They are community facilitators, building and supporting connection between members. Leaders guide members in individual reflection, help them set goals, and help build tools that Members can use to grow personally and professionally.

There are Day Crew positions for the Farm and Conservation Program. Farm Crews grow fresh produce for the Health Care Share, contributing to a project that supports food security in our Vermont communities. On a Farm Crew, you will be kneeling in the dirt planting seeds, harvesting pounds of carrots, and exploring new ways to cook veggies.

Conservation Day Crews grab their tools and head to parks and forests, improving places for nature to thrive and people to explore. On a Conservation Crew, you will be commuting to work by foot, making an impact on your corner of the woods, and figuring out what is the best tool for the job.

Woodstock Conservation Leaders
Project Focus: Leading middle and high school students from Woodstock 
Location: Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park
Dates: April-June
Schedule: Monday- Friday
Compensation: $535-585/week

Richmond Conservation Crew Leaders
Project Focus: Leading youth crew and volunteers to complete projects on VYCC campus and in the greater Richmond area
Location: Richmond, Vermont
Dates: May-August
Schedule: Monday- Friday
Compensation: $535-585/week

Farm Crew Leaders
Project Focus: Serving on the farm in the spring and fall, leading a crew in the summer
Location: Richmond, Vermont
Dates: April 12th-October 8th, 1200 hr AmeriCorps position
Schedule: Monday- Friday, occasional weekend work throughout the season
Compensation: $400/week living allowance, $4,336.50 Segal Education Award upon completion of service

Farm Crew Leaders
Project Focus: Leading a summer crew at Bluffside Farm
Location: Newport, Vermont
Duration of Position: May 17th-August 26th, 675 hr AmeriCorps position
Schedule: Monday- Friday, occasional weekend work throughout the season
Compensation: $400/week living allowance, $2,360.00 Segal Education Award upon completion of service

How to Apply

Please apply online for Leaders and Members positions. 

For the leader application, be prepared to submit one PDF containing a Cover Letter, Resume and 3 References. 


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