Washington Conservation Corps

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) status update

WCC is now resuming field projects that align with the Governor’s Safe Start Washington Plan. Visit the Washington State Department of Health website for the latest information, guidance, and resources about coronavirus (COVID-19). See more information on the statewide COVID-19 site.

Build your path to the future!

Our Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) is an AmeriCorps program that creates future leaders through community involvement and mentorship. We have more than 350 members and experienced staff statewide who restore critical habitat, build trails, and respond to local and national disasters.

Through AmeriCorps, our WCC program provides hands-on experience, field skills, and training opportunities to young adults between 18 and 25 and military veterans. We work in partnership with nonprofit and governmental organizations that apply for WCC crews or individual placement members to complete projects.

Six-month member recruitment is now open!

The majority of the positions we offer are 11-month AmeriCorps crew positions, in which members serve on five-member crews led by a supervisor. We also provide 15 eleven-month Individual Placement AmeriCorps positions, in which members serve individually with natural resource organizations across the state.

There are limited six-month and three-month crew positions offered in spring and summer. Our members are young adults (18-25*) and those with military service. They receive formal and informal learning experiences during their term of service. In exchange for their service, members earn a living allowance and an AmeriCorps scholarship to use for pursuing education or paying off existing student loans. *Exemptions apply to this age restriction. Learn more about eligibility.

Our crews and individual placements complete projects for our partners that include a diverse network of more than 100 federal, local, state, and non-profit organizations. National forests, national parks, conservation districts, state and local natural resource agencies, tribes, and other entities work in partnership with WCC to accomplish projects for public and ecological benefit such as recreational upgrades, environmental restoration, and enhancement projects. Our AmeriCorps members also engage in disaster response as needed, both nationally and locally.

The WCC consists of three subprograms: Our original Corps Program, the Veteran Conservation Corps, and the Puget SoundCorps.

As a WCC crew supervisor you will lead young adults in a field crew setting, promoting a strong work ethic, positive attitude, and a commitment to service while accomplishing high-quality environmental projects. Learn more about becoming a WCC crew supervisor, including salary, benefits, locations, and recruitment status.
We provide services to nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies to accomplish projects on public lands. Learn more about completing your projects by partnering with WCC.

Recruitment status

AmeriCorps members

We are now recruiting AmeriCorps members for six-month positions across the state! Visit our member positions page to learn more about these opportunities before viewing our web map and applying online.