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Vermont Camping Crew

Vermont Youth Conservation Corps


Opportunity summary

Term length

9/3/2024 - 11/2/2024

Application window

4/1/2024 - 8/20/2024


Richmond, Vermont

Hourly pay equivalent


Project summary

VYCC’s Conservation Program engages young people in projects that benefit Vermont’s environment and communities by building recreation infrastructure, improving watershed health, and restoring/improving habitat. Vermont also faces significant environmental challenges, including a changing climate, by aligning the work of VYCC’s conservation crews with long-range management plans, we are helping to ensure that Vermont’s environment remains healthy and resilient. 

Opportunity description

The work of a Conservation Crew Member includes trail construction and maintenance, carpentry, water quality improvement, and forest management. Conservation Crew Members efforts have a significant impact on habitat, water quality, and outdoor recreation in Vermont. Perform service safely in all weather conditions, including bringing all safety gear to the project site and using tools and equipment properly. There are two crews for this position including a Co-Ed Crew and a Queer Affinity Crew.


  • Education benefit
  • Mental and behavioral health benefits

Requirements and qualifications


Be at least 18 years old. Be a U.S. citizen, a national, or legal permanent resident non-citizen of the U.S.. Be a graduate or have a GED, or be willing to work towards completing one. be willing to undergo required background checks. Ability to perform strenuous physical work safely in all weather conditions. Ability to hike in steep or uneven terrain, lift and carry heavy tools, gear or materials. Eagerness for extensive camping with limited accommodations and support.

Preferred qualifications

No experience required. Vehicles are strongly encouraged for off-time transportation. Headquarters is not located in a walkable area with little to no public transit.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Natural resource preservation and conservation
  • Biodiversity protection and restoration
  • Wildfire prevention and fuels reduction
  • Reforestation or afforestation
  • Outdoor recreation access improvements
  • Forestry
  • Tree planting and urban forestry
  • Disaster preparedness recovery and response
  • Local ecosystem restoration
  • Soil and water conservation

Work environment

  • Team based
  • Rural
  • Traveling
  • Outdoor