Travel the Lone Star State as part of a Conservation & Disaster Crew!
Term Dates: 1/6/2021 - 12/10/2021
The Conservation & Disaster program with TxCC (Texas Conservation Corps) is an opportunity to serve on a variety of conservation projects throughout Texas and help communities recover from natural disasters.
A C&D crew is made up of 2 AmeriCorps leaders and 4 members. The crew can travel throughout the region while camping for up to 10 days at a time. A term as a crew leader with TxCC is both a challenging and rewarding experience that you will remember for the rest of your life!
As a Conservation & Disaster Crew Leader, you and a co-leader will guide your crew through the day-to-day responsibilities for a variety of conservation projects throughout the region. Conservation projects may include habitat restoration, disaster mitigation, trail work, and invasive species management on public lands throughout the state.
You may also be called on to help communities recovering from natural disasters. During a disaster response, members will work closely with FEMA and the TX Division of Emergency Management during local and national disasters.
- $1,628 per month stipend
- AmeriCorps Education Award
- Student Loan Deferment
- First Aid & CPR Certification
- S-212 Wildland Fire Chainsaw Certification
- FEMA Certifications
- Technical & Soft Skills Training
- Free Health Insurance
- Camping & Travel Opportunities
- Opportunity to network with partnering agencies such as Texas Parks and Wildlife, National Park Service, US Forest Service, and more!
- High school diploma or GED
- Between the ages of 21-28
- At least 5 months of previous hands-on conservation experience
- US Citizenship or lawful permanent US Resident
- Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check
- Clean 3-year driving record and ability to safely operate 12 passenger van
- Prior experience in camping, backcountry travel, or related fieldwork
- Ability to hike 3-10 miles per day in rugged terrain, while carrying tools
- Ability to work outdoors in all weather types while doing hard, often repetitive, labor with hand & power tools
- Ability to be away on overnight trips for up to 10 days at a time
- Ability to work with a diverse group of people
- Commitment to complete the entire term of service