Members live in tents in a camp setting and work on high-priority conservation projects around the state of Vermont. Crews live together for the entire session, and decide as a group how to spend their weekends.
Crews are co-ed and consist of up to eight Corps Members and two Crew Leaders who come together from all walks of life to build strong bonds with each other and the surrounding environment. They complete high-priority conservation projects such as trail building, bridge construction, watershed restoration, and historic building preservation.
Crews work with a variety of sponsoring agencies including the U.S. Forest Service, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vermont Department of Forest, Parks, and Recreation, and various local and national non-government conservation organizations. These relationships expose crews to a variety of future employment options and allow the opportunity to network with many professionals.
In addition to the projects, each workday holds many opportunities for building technical skills, exploring diverse perspectives during WoRD, gaining job and career building skills, and learning about the natural world. Corps Members develop leadership skills through a variety of hands-on activities.
We are offering two 4-week sessions in 2017:
Saturday, June 17 to Saturday, July 15
Saturday, July 22 to Saturday, August 19
Our Leadership Development Crew is an 8-week session:
Saturday, June 17 to Saturday, August 19
This is a paying job: $10 per hour, approximately 40 hours per week.
Applicants must be between 15-24 years of age to apply. If you are under 18, you must be a resident of Vermont.
We look forward to learning more about you.