In partnership with the Conservation Trust for North Carolina, VYCC fields conservation crews in North Carolina.
Members live in tents in a camp setting and work on high-priority conservation projects around the state of North Carolina. 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, habitat restoration, and park facility improvements.
Crews work with a variety of sponsoring agencies including the U.S. Forest Service, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, N.C. State Parks, local governments, and land trusts. 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.
Session 1: June 16 – July 7 (Saturday)
Session 2: July 14 – August 4 (Saturday)
7-week Crew: June 16 – August 4 (7 Weeks, Saturday)
Chainsaw Crew: June 16 – August 4
Compensation: These are jobs that pay $10.50 per hour, approximately 40 hours per week.
Eligibility: You must be a North Carolina resident and be between 16-24 years of age to apply.
We look forward to learning more about you.