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San Jose Conservation Corps


Opportunity summary

Term length

6/1/2024 - 5/31/2025

Application window

5/1/2024 - 4/30/2025


San Jose, California

Hourly pay equivalent


Project summary

Zero Waste corpsmembers collect and recycle items like tires, mattresses, containers and electronic waste. They also rescue food from local grocery stores, compost food waste and do zero waste outreach. If you’re passionate about the environment and want to reduce the waste in our landfills this position is a great fit.

Opportunity description

Are you looking for an opportunity to take your career to the next level while making your community a better place? You can do all that and more as a corpsmember at the San Jose Conservation Corps. Our paid year-long job training program lets you develop professional skills that will set you up for success. You will get hands-on experience and training to set you up for a financially sustaining career.


  • Education benefit
  • Workforce credential or certificate
  • Housing
  • Mental and behavioral health benefits

Requirements and qualifications


Must be between the ages of 18-27 years old. No prior work experience necessary. No minimum education required. Driver's license not required.

Preferred qualifications

Must be able to follow directions. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and as part of a team. Ability to lift 25 lbs and possibly more.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Waterway restoration
  • Recycling and composting programs
  • Disaster preparedness
  • recovery
  • and response
  • Food waste reduction

Work environment

  • Team based
  • Urban
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor