See You Out There!
Corps Crew Members and Leaders employed by VYCC enjoy intense and challenging assignments, make lifelong friends, get paid for their work, and walk away with an experience of a lifetime.
Join a conservation or farm crew to complete projects that make a lasting contribution to local communities and the environment here in Vermont!
“Prior to VYCC I had a hard time standing up for what I believed in. I didn’t have strong leadership skills and I didn’t question what was asked of me. Since joining, I have found my footing in a leadership role. I can feel myself gaining confidence in achieving my goals and going after what I want!” – Sophia, 2017 Female Leadership Development Crew Member
Types of Crews
We have a variety of crew experiences including day crews (sleep in your own bed) or camping crews (you live near work sites, often staying in state parks) and a variety of crew lengths of time, from as short as 4 weeks to as long as 5 months (AmeriCorps crews). Find your fit!
We hire two position types for our Corps: Crew Members or Crew Leaders.
Crew Members are part of a team of 6-8 youth or young adult crews who work with two Crew Leaders on conservation projects or in the farm program. Depending on your crew you may focus on leadership skills development, watershed restoration, trail work, farming, or more hands on work. Yea, that’s me! I want to apply to be a Crew Member
Crew Leaders have some outdoor work and leadership experience, as well as some additional qualifications. Often we hire former Crew Members to step up to be Crew Leaders. Are you ready for this challenge? Go for it!
Interviews for all positions begin in January 2018 and continue until all positions are filled. Don’t wait! Apps are accepted on a rolling basis.
Yes! This both an experience and a job.
In addition to the amazing experience of being on a VYCC crew, you get a paycheck! After your season, you get VYCC Alumni pro-deals and discounts with select local businesses and the opportunity to earn academic or internship credit. Scholarships of $1,000 are available to all VYCC alumni accepted to attend Sterling College; a tuition discount is also available at Green Mountain College for eligible alumni. See specific crew types to review compensation and service benefits.
Strong crews are diverse crews.
VYCC is an equal opportunity employer and offers all persons the benefit of participation in its programs and employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected factors.
Let’s show you what it is like.
I joined the corps with no idea what I was getting into, and it’s turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life. I’ve met new people, acquired tons of new job skills and a much better work ethic. I’ve become a stronger individual, who is not afraid to stand out. As well as getting that adventure I was yearning for.”