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.
Interested in becoming one of our 300 WCC AmeriCorps members?
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 14 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*) as well as recently returned veterans. 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.
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.