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Washington Conservation Corps Member

Washington Conservation Corps

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Opportunity summary

Term length

6/10/2024 - 9/5/2024

Application window

4/1/2024 - 5/20/2024

Location

Multiple locations, Washington

Hourly pay equivalent

$15.50

Project summary

The WCC provides hands-on environmental service opportunities to young adults (ages 18-25) and military veterans. Immerse yourself in outdoor environmental projects and cultivate connection to the Northwest, your teammates, and the unique ecological features that define our region. Serving with WCC means spending your days outdoors, in all weather conditions, accomplishing projects that restore and enhance landscapes across Washington. Interviews are scheduled on a rolling basis, apply early!

Opportunity description

WCC is recruiting 3-month members! Crew members serve on a crew of 5 AmeriCorps members, along with an experienced crew supervisor who provides training, mentorship, and development opportunities. We also offer Individual Placement positions, where members serve independently with natural resources organizations. Members earn a biweekly living allowance of $1,406* and an AmeriCorps Education Award once they successfully complete a term. *Some counties eligible for elevated living allowance.

Benefits

  • Education benefit
  • Healthcare
  • Mental and behavioral health benefits
  • Childcare

Requirements and qualifications

Requirements

To join the WCC, you must be: 18-25 years old on the first day of the service term¹. Eligible for AmeriCorps Able to commit to a 40-hour service week and a designated term of service of 11 months, nine months, or three months. Able to provide for your own living arrangements and transportation to your designated meet-up location. ¹Age restrictions are based on legislative mandate. Exceptions made for those who have served/serving in the U.S. military or those with a sensory or mental disability.

Preferred qualifications

Preference is given to Washington State residents per WCC’s legislation.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Natural resource preservation and conservation
  • Biodiversity protection and restoration
  • Wildfire prevention and fuels reduction
  • Waterway restoration
  • Reforestation or afforestation
  • Outdoor recreation access improvements
  • Forestry
  • City parks and greenspaces creation and maintenance
  • Tree planting and urban forestry
  • Extreme heat mitigation
  • Environmental justice
  • Disaster preparedness, recovery, and response
  • Coastal wetlands restoration
  • Local ecosystem restoration
  • Soil and water conservation
  • Volunteer recruitment and management
  • Environmental education and training
  • Environmental research and citizen science

Work environment

  • Team based
  • Individual placement
  • Rural
  • Urban
  • Traveling
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor