A VYCC Crew will get you outside on a team with other young adults to work hard and play hard. You’ll have the chance to tackle projects like trail building in Vermont’s lush woods; improving and protecting local parks and waterways in your own town; or learning to farm, from seed to harvest. If this excites you, we want you to apply!
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Each year, VYCC pays over 250 young people (Corps Members) like you seeking challenge in a safe and supportive learning environment, where you will learn about yourself, your peers, and the land. You will improve your professional skills and finish your season with a deep sense of pride and accomplishment. VYCC is a chance to get your hands dirty as you complete outdoor projects that improve the lives of Vermonters.
And, you will have the kind of fun that looks like this.
Youth Crew Members dig in with their team during the days (and some positions sleep under the , camping together). Learn more about where youth crews will work and the session dates.
Each year VYCC hires about 150 Youth Crew Members, don’t delay in applying! The full Youth Crew Member positions description details your duties, requirements, and compensation. If you need more info about where, what and when the Youth Crews will work, check this out.
You must be between 15 – 18 years old and have locally/nearby family/folks in case of early crew departure to apply for this position.
Application deadline for Youth Crew Member Positions is June 1!
AmeriCorps Crew Members dig in with their team during the days during the summer and/or fall. Some of these positions sleep under the stars, camping together. Crews work on Conservation and/or Food and Farm projects in beautiful locations all over Vermont and are mentored, taught, and lead by talented Crew Leaders and VYCC staff.
Each year VYCC hires AmeriCorps Crew Members, don’t delay in applying! The full AmeriCorps Crew Member position description details your duties, requirements, and compensation. If you need more info about where, what and when the AmeriCorps Crews will work, check this out.
You must be between 17 – 26 years old to apply for this position.
Application deadline for AmeriCorps Crew Member Positions is May 26!
AmeriCorps Assistant Crew Leaders (ACLs) are often former Crew Members who become ACL’s as the natural next step in their leadership development. These positions intentionally fuse AmeriCorps service experience with VYCC Conservation program leadership duties. Together with a Crew Leader (or two), you will lead a Youth Camping Crew on a variety of projects.
The full ACL position description details your duties, requirements, and compensation. If you need more info about where, what and when of this position,
You must be at least 17 years old to apply for this position.
Application deadline for AmeriCorps Assistant Crew Leader Positions is May 15!
Crew Leaders are individuals who are experienced leaders, facilitators, project managers, and community builders. You are responsible for creating a safe, inclusive, supportive, and productive crew that works hard and plays hard. Talented VYCC staff and project partners support you all season and ensure you have what you need to succeed.
Each year VYCC hires about 40 Crew Leaders (some AmeriCorps and some not) to lead during the summer, fall, or both. Competition can be fierce, don’t delay in applying! For details about the different Crew Leader positions including position descriptions that detail your duties, requirements, and compensation, .
You must be at least 19 years old to apply for this position.
Application deadline for Crew Leader Positions is May 15!
Pro Crew Members are individuals who have prior outdoor working and/or conservation experience, but are ready to take it to the next level working on a team. You will work alongside outdoor professionals, VYCC staff, and other Pro Crew Members focusing on forestry related projects.
These are new positions at VYCC this year. We aim to hire 4 Forestry Pro Crew Members to join us this fall.
You must be at least 18 years old to apply for this position.
Application deadline for a Pro Crew Member Position is May 15!
AmeriCorps (A*C) Project Leads are VYCC AmeriCorps positions focused on teaching food nutrition to Crews, leading sustainable agriculture practices on our farm projects, and fostering youth development as part of VYCC’s Food and Farm Program in Richmond, Vermont.
We are hiring 6 A*C Project Leads for 2020, who will work alongside our talented VYCC Food and Farm staff. The full A*C Project Lead position description details your duties, requirements, and compensation.
These are seasonal, AmeriCorps positions, serving at VYCC from early March until mid-November.
Field Supervisors are seasonal VYCC staff positions focused on making the Corps Members’ experience awesome—from “app to crew.” You will be integral in hiring Corps Members to join Conservation Program Crews, assist heavily in Crew Leader training, supervise Crews in the field, and coordinate with project sponsors.
You will be supervised and supported by the talented VYCC Conservation staff. The full Field Supervisor position description details your duties, requirements, and compensation.
In 2020, we are hiring just one Field Supervisor for a six-month (March until September) seasonal position.
Thank you for your interest. This position has been filled for the 2020 season.
VYCC is challenging by design. We believe that young people discover their true potential when things get tough. Our programs set you up for success with training, support, and resources that nurture the development of:
Grit & Resiliency—When you join a VYCC Crew, you are tested physically, emotionally, and mentally. There will be rain, bugs, and mud but these experiences provide opportunities to rise to the challenge. With the support of your Crew, you will become stronger and more resilient.
Service — VYCC is dedicated to making this world a better place, but we can’t do it without you. With your help, we will build trails that increase access to the outdoors, create backcountry infrastructure that support our state lands, grow fresh food for Vermonters in need, and improve water quality. Join the hundreds of VYCC Corps Members who make a difference in Vermont every year.
Leadership— Leaders aren’t born, they are inspired. Every day on a VYCC crew will be filled with opportunities to engage, aspire, and grow. This is your chance to be the spark that ignites your crew and your community.
Every season, VYCC Corps Members rise to the occasion when faced with the hard work that defines life on a VYCC crew. It takes a willingness to push yourself and, for this reason, VYCC may not be for everyone. But if you are ready to dig in, with a spirit of curiosity and courage, then this is the place for you. Believe in yourself, you got this.
Diverse crews are strong crews. We believe we are strongest when VYCC represents all members of our community. We are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse experience for our Corps Members. VYCC, along with many other Corps in the country, are committed to reducing barriers and ensuring that all people can see themselves on a VYCC 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