Washington Conservation Corps

Build the path to your 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.

Washington Conservation Corps is an AmeriCorps program that supports young adults and military veterans as they jumpstart their careers in the environmental field. We support 285 AmeriCorps members annually through our field crews and Individual Placement positions located all around the state.

With a focus on service, safety, inclusivity, integrity, and learning, we strive to provide our members with meaningful service opportunities that foster career development and interpersonal growth. At WCC, you'll receive hands-on training and direct mentorship from environmental professionals while enacting positive change in your community and making memories that will last a lifetime.

Our members complete projects for over 100 partner organizations, including national forests, national parks, conservation districts, state and local natural resource agencies, tribes, and nonprofits. In an average year, WCC members plant over 400,000 native trees and shrubs, improve 3,000 acres of habitat, build and maintain over 400 miles of trails, and respond to local and national disasters as needed. Our members have had an immeasurable impact on Washington's public lands and resources since our founding in 1983.

Applications for our AmeriCorps member positions are currently closed. Join our email list to be notified when our 11-month member application period opens.

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.

WCC works with over 100 partners every year, including nonprofit organizations, conservation districts, and federal, state, local, and tribal governments. We support our partners with habitat restoration and outdoor recreation projects while prioritizing skill-building opportunities for our AmeriCorps members. WCC uses a cost-share model to offer our services at a reduced rate to our partners — we also offer some services at no cost through our Environmental Justice program. 

Interested in partnering with us? Learn how you can request field crew support or an Individual Placement for your agency or organization.