Crew Members are the hands that get the projects done. They show up ready to learn, serve, and be a part of their crew community.
“I joined VYCC to get down in the dirt, connect with the earth and with people. It feels really good to be doing work that helps people access nature and helps provide people with food.” – Karli, 2020
VYCC is all about working on a crew (a small team).
You’ll work hard together, and laugh a lot. You’ll help each other, and be surprised at what you can get done together! Sure, you will start out as strangers. After 36 years of running crews, we can assure you, you’ll leave with friends.
Our goal is to make sure you are safe and supported. Your goal will be to complete projects that make your community and the environment healthier.
Crews are all about growing food, building trails, cleaning up our waterways, building efficient backcountry shelters, and/or improving forest health.
Do you want to get paid to make a difference? If so, we hope you’ll join VYCC!
Want to talk to a real person? Email our recruitment team, or text us at (802) 560-8466
Crew Leaders are the mentors, guides, and teachers that help crew members accomplish their goals. They hold the big picture- the crew, the project, their individual crew members- and bring it all together to lead their crew to success.
Project Leads serve on the farm and specialize in a specific area of Food and Farm operations. Individually and as a cohort, they contribute to the Health Care Share Project, a food security initiative that grows and distributes food to Vermont communities.
For the safety of Corps Members, Crews, and the wider Community, VYCC encourages all staff, including all Crew Leaders and Members, to get a COVID-19 vaccine. If possible, we encourage all Crew Members and Crew Leaders to get fully vaccinated, including the two weeks to achieve full immunity, before joining a crew. Should a Corps Member need to receive their vaccine while they are in the field, we will support them in doing so.
For safety purposes, we will require Corps Members to share their vaccination status on their health form. This information will be confidential and will not affect the roles and responsibilities given to anyone on the crew.
“I joined VYCC because I knew it would open up opportunities in the future, I got to work outside, and work with an organization trying to make a difference.”
– Jack McCarthy, 2018 Crew Member, 2019 Crew Leader