Apply now for 2019 Crew Leader and Corps Member positions!
This summer and fall could change your life! VYCC provides young people (ages 15+) with awesome outdoor experiences that not only spark future jobs or learning, but also help you make a difference in saving the planet through conservation or farming.
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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!
Types of Crew Positions
We hire two position types for our Corps: Crew Members or Crew Leaders.
Crew Members generally are between the ages of 15-18 or 18-24 and are part of similar aged crews of 6-8 crew members who work with two Crew Leaders on conservation projects or on our farm. Depending on your crew you may focus on leadership skills development, watershed restoration, trail work, farming, or more hands on work.
Crew Leaders generally are 22 years old or older and have some outdoor work and leadership experience, as well as some additional qualifications. Often we hire former Corps Members to step up to be Crew Leaders. Are you ready for this challenge?
Types of Seasonal Crews – Conservation and Farm
We have a variety of crew experiences including:
- Community Crews Crews – on our farm or around the state for conservation projects. You work with us in the day and sleep in your own bed. These crews tend to run in two different sessions, June-August.
- Spike (Camping) Crews – you live/camp near work sites, often staying in state parks and work on conservation projects by day. These crews tend to run in up to four different sessions, June-October.
- Farm Crews – work can be as short as 4 weeks to as long as 5 months.
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 perks: 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.
“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, Female Leadership Development Crew Member
Strong crews are diverse crews.
The VYCC is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applications from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, women and gender fluid individuals, individuals of all sexual orientations, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged. All eligible applicants or job-holders have an equal opportunity in all areas of VYCC employment.
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.”