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A VYCC experience can ignite passions, careers, and measurable change in your community and world. Come be a change agent with us by serving on a crew that addresses food insecurity in Vermont or improves high-use trails. If you are ready to put in the hard work and get your grit on, we’ll be there to support you at every step. We bet you have what it takes and we are excited to meet you!

Keep scrolling to learn more about AmeriCorps Crews.

For Fall 2020, VYCC will hire 18 young people, ages 17-26 as AmeriCorps Crew Members. We want to give you all the info you need to encourage you to apply for one of these spots. We have two AmeriCorps position types (AmeriCorps Day Crew Member, AmeriCorps Camping Crew Member). A VYCC AmeriCorps Crew experience is the same across the Corps, scroll on to get into the details.  

The deadline to apply for one of our AmeriCorps Crew Member Positions is August 21st, 2020.  We hire on a rolling basis so if we’ve filled all the positions, we will close the application sooner than the deadline.

We are using COVID protocols in all areas of our programming.  We regularly update our practices to be align with most recent state guidance.  If you have any questions about any specific procedures, please feel free to ask! 

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AmeriCorps Crews are small teams of passionate young people just like you!

AmeriCorps Crew Members (A*C CMs) are between the ages of 17 and 26 years old. Please note, to join your crew, you must be at least 17 years old to be a Day Crew A*C Crew Member and at least 18 years old to be Camping Crew A*C Crew Member at the start of the service term (when the crew season begins).

AmeriCorps Position Stipend and Benefits! 

The heart of an AmeriCorps experience is about serving your community. You are paid a weekly stipend throughout the experience and receive a Segal Education Award at the end of the season.

In addition, you enjoy a number of benefits and perks:

  • Student loan forbearance
  • Student loan interest payment for service time – individuals who successfully complete a term of service in an AmeriCorps program are eligible to have the Trust pay up to 100% of the interest that accrued on their qualified student loan during their service.
  • Assistance in applying for affordable insurance through Vermont Health Connect.
  • A Segal Education Award to help pay for college, grad school, vocational training or to repay student loans
  • Professional development opportunities that will strengthen your interpersonal, team, and leadership skills.
  • Hands on learning on the Farm in agriculture, food systems, cooking and nutrition and in Conservation a range of trades work including carpentry, masonry, forestry, and more. 
  • Participation and experience in Vermont’s thriving sustainable agriculture community and outdoor industry.
  • Service to many Vermont communities, directly impacting food insecurity, climate change, and accessibility to the outdoors. 
  • Robust training, mentorship and professional development opportunities
  • You will get a cohort work and living experience of like-minded individuals that will stay with you for life.
  • After your service, the chance to leverage VYCC’s Alumni Services, through career networking, career assistance, coaching, and more.

Season Dates

Fall AmeriCorps Crews will run late August/early September to late October.

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Farm A*C Day Crew Member Info Apply To Be A Crew Member

Food and Farm does important work to increase access to healthy food for Vermonters.  Food and Farm AmeriCorps Day Crew projects include vegetable production (from seeding to harvesting) for our Health Care Share project and Farm Stand,  livestock/animal care, farm infrastructure construction and maintenance, and cooking and food preparation.

Farm Crew Members term will run August 31st-October 22nd.

Your weekly schedule is Monday through Thursday plus 3 Fridays during your service from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

You will earn a weekly stipend of up to $300 as well as a Segal Education Award at the end of your service term. 

A VYCC experience will also teach you, a lot! You will get hands-on training and coaching in professional and personal growth. VYCC offers trainings in getting you ready to join workforce by improving your communication, teamwork, and increasing your skills to take care of yourself in stressful or new situations. Each day you will learn more about the natural world and the projects you are tackling, have deep conversations about life challenges you or your peers may face, and deepen your connection to your team.

As an AmeriCorps Member, VYCC will help you access AmeriCorps benefits, such as student loan deferment and interest repayment for certain student loans. We’ll also help you access federal assistance, such as SNAP/EBT and fuel assistance.

*Note: Segal Education Awards are awarded upon completion of the term of service through AmeriCorps.

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AmeriCorps Camping Crews work and explore new, often remote, places in Vermont and sleep under the stars.  Your Crew will balance the close-knit experience of group camping with observing our COVID health practices.  You will complete projects that keep Vermont’s trails open while learning what it takes to be part of an effective, diverse, and totally unique team. Your crew will be mentored, taught, and led by talented Crew Leaders and VYCC staff.

AmeriCorps Camping Crew Members serve, work, and live together for the duration of your term.  The season runs September 11th – October 31st with a break October 3rd-11th.  We will have one day of remote training on September 11th and then meet in person on September 12th to head to your campsite.

Your weekly schedule is Monday through Friday completing projects from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. You’ll spend your evenings together at your campsite, and resting for the days ahead.  On weekends, you’ll go on local hiking adventures with your crew and relax at your campsite!

While Camping Crew Members will have accommodations for their term (except for the break week in October) all Members will be required to have a place in Vermont where they could go should they need to leave the field and an emergency contact to help get them there.  Based on where new Members are coming from, there may be a quarantine requirement before our season starts.  Our hiring team will be able to share more with you during your interview.

You will earn a weekly stipend of $275, camping accommodations, food while you and your crew is in the field, and a Segal Education Award.

A VYCC experience will also teach you, a lot! You will get hands-on training and coaching in professional and personal growth. VYCC offers trainings in Leave No Trace, getting you ready to join workforce by improving your communication, teamwork, and more, and increasing your skills to take care of yourself in stressful or new situations. Each day you will learn more about the natural world and the projects you are tackling, have deep conversations about life challenges you or your peers may face, and deepen your connection to your team.

As an AmeriCorps Member, VYCC will help you access AmeriCorps AmeriCorps benefits, such as student loan deferment and interest repayment for certain student loans. We’ll also help you access federal assistance, such as SNAP/EBT and fuel assistance. AmeriCorps Camping Crew Members receive camping accommodations, transportation, and food while in the field.

You will leave your mark for generations to come. AmeriCorps Camping Crews take on projects in public parks, state parks, the Green Mountain National Forest, Long Trail, and many other public lands in Vermont. This work includes trail construction and maintenance, wildlife habitat and forest enhancement, light construction and maintenance work, and protecting the health of rivers, lakes, and streams.

*Note: Segal Education Awards are awarded upon completion of the term of service through AmeriCorps.

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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 people can see themselves on a VYCC crew.

VYCC has really helped me get more skills to do work for the state parks and eventually get back to Cali to do conservation work and start my own business.

Hector, 2019 Crew Member