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Summer Conservation Crew Members

American YouthWorks


Opportunity summary

Term length

6/10/2024 - 8/9/2024

Application window

3/24/2024 - 5/27/2024


Austin, Texas

Hourly pay equivalent


Project summary

American YouthWorks Conservation Corps Conservation Crews AmeriCorps Members ages 18+ will participate in environmental conservation projects in parks, green spaces, and public lands in Texas and the surrounding region. Members may serve as a resource for state and federal disasters. Members are eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful program completion.

Opportunity description

The Texas Conservation Corps' Summer Program is an AmeriCorps opportunity for young adults 17+ to work with a crew on habitat restoration projects throughout Texas. These crews are open to current students, recent graduates, college students and young adults looking to spend a summer working on conservation projects throughout Texas. Led by two adult crew leaders, members will work on trail improvement and habitat restoration projects, and engage in environmental education.


  • Education benefit
  • Healthcare

Requirements and qualifications


Between the ages of 17+ (crew members), 21+ (crew leaders). US Citizenship or lawful permanent US Resident. Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds repeatedly and use hand and power tools. Crew Leaders have the following additional requirements of high School diploma or GED. clear 3-year driving record. prior experience in camping, backcountry travel, or related fieldwork. and ability to hike 3-12 miles per day in rugged terrain, often wearing a 45lb backpack and carrying tools

Preferred qualifications

Commitment to completing an entire term of service. Strong service ethic and desire to serve the community and the environment. Function as part of a team and be able to get along with members of all races, genders, political beliefs, religions, experience levels. Willingness to work long hours in all weather conditions.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Natural resource preservation and conservation
  • Biodiversity protection and restoration
  • Outdoor recreation access improvements
  • Forestry
  • City parks and greenspaces creation and maintenance
  • Tree planting and urban forestry
  • Local ecosystem restoration
  • Soil and water conservation
  • Environmental education and training

Work environment

  • Team based
  • Outdoor