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We are no longer accepting applications for AmeriCorps Positions.  

In the fall, we will post our positions for 2021.  We hope you’ll come back and check them out!

We have a whole lot of different types of crews.  Even though applications are closed for the year, we’ve left information about our positions here so you can read up on them and think about what you might want to apply for in the future.

Every year, VYCC will hire a group of young people, ages 17-26 as AmeriCorps Crew Members.  We have two AmeriCorps position types (AmeriCorps Day Crew Member, AmeriCorps Camping Crew Member). Scroll on to read the details and think about what positions you might be interested in next year!

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Conservation A*C Camping & Day Member Position Info  Farm A*C Day Crew Member Info

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 AC Crew Members and at least 18 years old to be Camping Crew A*C CMs at the start of the service term (when the crew season begins). A*C CM’s come from all over the US—in 2019, we had Corps Members from 28 states.

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.
  • Living allowance
  • Health benefit options – 1,700 hour Americorps members are eligible to receive Health Insurance through AmeriCorps if they are not already enrolled in a Health Insurance Plan. All other A*C positions are assisted in applying for affordable insurance through Vermont Health Connect.
  • Weekly vegetable share
  • Room and Board 
  • 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.

2020 Season Dates

AmeriCorps Crews run for the summer (mid-June until mid-August), fall (mid-August until early-November) and summer through fall (mid- to early-November). AmeriCorps Crews either serve for nine weeks or 20 week (5 month) on a Day or Camping crew. 

Our Conservation AmeriCorps Crews come back to our Headquarters for a Crew Campus Week, which creates an additional training opportunity to dive more deeply into work and learning.  During this time, Crews engage in highly technical projects with VYCC staff, leave their mark on our campus for future crews to admire, and explore career opportunities while gaining additional trainings and certifications. 

Conservation A*C Camping & Day Member Position Info  Farm A*C Day Crew Member Info  

 

Farm A*C Day Crew Member Info  
Conservation A*C Day Crew Member Info

AmeriCorps Day Crews are all about community and connection. These Crews are specific to certain regions in Vermont and focus on projects that are place-based, with deep roots in a landscape and a community. You will be mentored, taught, and led by talented Crew Leaders and VYCC staff. Details on 2020 Crews are below. Check it out.

AmeriCorps Day Crews will serve 2 or 5 months, between June and November.

Your weekly schedule is Monday through Thursday (for Food and Farm Crews) and Monday through Friday (for Conservation Crews) 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 (the amount received depends on the length of service). 

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 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.

You will leave your mark for generations to come.

  • Conservation AmeriCorps Day Crews take on projects in public parks, state parks, the Green Mountain National Forest, Long Trail, and many other public lands in Vermont. One of our A*C Day Crews will work in the Rutland area specifically! 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.
  • Food and Farm AmeriCorps Day Crew projects include vegetable production (from seeding to harvesting) where all produce goes to our award winning Health Care Share project, livestock/animal care, farm infrastructure construction and maintenance, and cooking and food preparation.

2020 AmeriCorps Day Crews

Crew NameLocationProject FocusSeason of CrewTime WorkedCompensationReady to apply?
Long Term Farm CrewRichmondFood & FarmOrientation: June 18 & 19. Season starts: June 22 - November 2 (orientation June 18 - 20)Mon-Thursday
8am-4:30pm
$300/week, weekly CSA share, and
$2,360.00 education award
received at end of term
Apply for this crew
Summer Farm CrewRichmondFood & FarmOrientation: June 18 & 19. Season starts: June 22 - August 20Mon-Thursday
8am-4:30pm
$300/week, weekly CSA share, and
$1,1311.11 education award
received at end of term
Apply for this crew
Fall Conservation CrewRutlandConservationOrientation: August 26 & 28. Season starts: August 31 - November 3Mon-Friday
8am-4:30pm
$250/week and
$1,289.95 education award
received at end of term.
Apply for this crew

Remember: 
Session 1: Orientation is Thursday -Saturday, June 18, 19 and 20. Session 1 is from June 22 until July 16-17 (depending on crew).

Session 2: Orientation is Monday, July 27. Session 2 is from July 27 until August 20-21 (depending on crew).

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

Farm A*C Day Crew Member Info  Conservation A*C Day Crew Member Info

A*C Camping Crew Member Position Info 

AmeriCorps Camping Crews work and explore new, often remote, places in Vermont and sleep under the stars. You will live as a close-knit group, cooking shared meals, setting up tents, building campfires, and 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 two or five months (mid-June to early-November) on small crews. 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, sharing meals, sitting around campfires and resting for the days ahead. On , you’ll go on adventures with your crew!

  • AmeriCorps Summer or Fall (2-month) Camping Crews camp together for 4 weeks at a time, camping and completing projects. They have time off between the 4-week sessions (either in mid-July or late-September).
  • AmeriCorps Long Term (5-month) Camping Crews operate on a two week “hitch” model. These crews are out in the field for 11 days together, camping and completing projects and then have three days off. This two-week cycle continues for the duration of the service term.

You will receive a weekly stipend of $250, camping accommodations, food while you and your crew is in the field, and a Segal Education Award (the amount received depends on the length of service).

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.

2020 AmeriCorps Camping Crews

Crew NameLocationProject FocusSeason of CrewWeekly ScheduleCompensationReady to apply?
Long Term Parks Restoration Crew (PRC)Camping throughout VermontCarpentry and other conservation projects with VT State ParksJune 18 - November 3, 20202 week hitch model. 11 days on (camping with your crew), 3 days off$250/week as a stipend; $3,047.50 education award*education award
received at end of term
Apply for this crew
Long Term Trails CrewCamping throughout VermontTrail building & maintenance throughout VTJune 18 - November 3, 20202 week hitch model. 11 days on (camping with your crew), 3 days off$250/week as a stipend; $3,047.50 education award*Apply for this crew
Summer Forestry CrewCamping throughout VermontLand management and forestry projects on private and public landsJune 18 – August 21, 20202 4-week sessions with short break between, camping and serving with crew$250/week; $1,6.38.89 education award*Apply for this crew
Summer Water Quality CrewCamping throughout VermontWater quality projects throughout VTJune 18 – August 21, 20202 4-week sessions with short break between, camping and serving with crew$250/week; $1,6.38.89 education award*Apply for this crew
Summer Trails CrewCamping throughout VermontTrail building & maintenance throughout VTJune 18 – August 21, 20202 4-week sessions with short break between, camping and serving with crew$250/week; $1,6.38.89 education award*Apply for this crew
Fall Spike CrewCamping throughout VermontConservation projects (mostly trail work, with some water quality and carpentry mixed in)August 27 - November 3, 20202 4-week sessions with short break between, camping and serving with crew$250/week; $1,6.38.89 education award*Apply for this crew

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

A*C Camping Crew Member Position Info  

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