The world needs leaders like you

VYCC Leaders guide and mentor young adults, manage high-priority projects, and, if we’re being totally honest, make everything we do at VYCC possible. That’s a lot of responsibility, but the experience of being a VYCC Crew Leader also comes with a lot of rewards.

Project Lead Application        Project Lead Position Info

Right now, we are hiring for Project Leads.  In early 2021, we will start hiring for both Conservation and Farm Crew Leaders.  Want to be the first to know when we are looking for Leaders?

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VYCC Leaders come from different backgrounds and bring various skills – it is what makes our teams strong.  We are looking for Leaders with some previous experience related to the program they are applying for.  Above all, Leaders are dedicated to teaching young adults and working alongside them as mentors and role models. 

Leadership positions earn a weekly stipend that is determined by the type and duration of the position.

Leadership positions come with loads of opportunities for professional and personal growth. All VYCC Leaders participate in VYCC’s training program, which focuses on building skills and getting ready to successfully lead a crew. VYCC typically offers trainings that vary by program and Crew and may include Career Readiness, Wellness and Resiliency, Leave No Trace, Wilderness First Aid, and Game of Logging.

Got questions about these positions?  DM our Recruitment team: ‪(802) 560-8466‬ or email us.

We will start hiring for Day Crew Leaders in January 2021

Crew Leaders are the heart and soul of VYCC. Crew Leaders are out everyday, in the rain, mud, and sun, and are our go-to supervisors of our youth and young adult Crews. As a Crew Leader, you will teach project and interpersonal skills that will set up your Crew Members for long-term success in their careers and lives. With the backing of the talented VYCC staff, you will help inspire a generation of world changers. We have a wide range of Crew types across our Conservation and Food & Farm programs.

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. These Leaders appreciate the importance of place, whether that be a perfectly tilled field, a sturdy rock wall, or row after row of spring onions, and the different ways a place can shape young people.

Your compensation and perks of being a Crew Leader include: a weekly stipend that is determined by the type and duration of the position, and if the positions is an AmeriCorps position, you’ll receive a Segal Education Award at the end of the service term (amount is determined by your 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 certified trainings to many of our leaders, such as Leave No Trace (c), Game of Logging, or Wilderness First Aid. will also gain valuable skills to improve your communication, leadership and teamwork, and self-care skills. Additional professional and technical trainings are provided in the field, as well as opportunities for networking and relationship building.

Note: Segal Education Awards are given at the completion of the service term.

 

We will start hiring for Camping Crew Leaders in January 2021

Crew Leaders are the heart and soul of VYCC. You will join other Crew Leaders to be the everyday, in the rain, mud, and sun, go-to supervisors of our youth and young adult Crews. Often with a co-leader, you will teach project and interpersonal skills that will set up your Crew Members for long-term success in their careers and lives. With the backing of the talented VYCC staff, you will help inspire a generation of world changers.

Camping Crews Leaders venture out, explore new places, and find rhythm in living outdoors. These leaders take on the responsibility of managing projects, building community, and being the catalyst for making the world a better place. No small task, but worth it in all the ways (sharing meals over a campfire, seeing a young person gain confidence and grit, leaning into conservation projects with your own two hands).

Camping Crew Leaders live and work with their crew, 24 hours a day.

Crew Leaders receive a weekly stipend of that is determined by the type and duration of the position. Room and board are also provided at no charge.

A VYCC experience will also teach you, a lot! You will get hands-on training and coaching in professional and personal growth. VYCC offers certified trainings in Leave No Trace, Wilderness First Aid (WOFA), and Game of Logging. You will also gain valuable skills to improve your communication, leadership and teamwork, and self-care skills. Additional professional and technical trainings are provided by professionals in the field, as long as opportunities for networking and relationship building.

You will leave your mark for generations to come. Conservation Crew 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.

You must be at least 19 years old to apply for this position

 

Project Lead Application      Project Lead Position Info

Food & Farm Project Leads

Project Leads are essential to the Health Care Share, a nationally-recognized VYCC program that provides foods to Vermonters facing food insecurity and diet related illness. Providing fresh produce to hundreds of Vermont families weekly is a huge initiative, and it takes a team of committed Project Leads to ensure that the food makes it from the fields to those most in need.  Project leads focus on Production, Post-Harvest Handling, Community Engagement, Food & Nutrition, and Community Health. Regardless of the role, each member puts their skills and talents to use leading young adults in growing food for Vermonters.  It doesn’t get much better than that.

All Project Leads are 1700 hour, full term AmeriCorps positions.  In this role, members receive a bi-weekly living allowance of $375.  Upon completion of service, they are eligible for a Segal Education Award.

For 2021, we are hiring 6 Project Leads.  These positions will start March 1st and go until November 12th

If you have any questions about these positions, email Food and Farm Program Manager, Andrew.

If you feel inspired at the thought of joining a small team of Project Leads who make a big impact on the seasonal operation of the Farm, apply below.  If you are looking for a shorter term opportunity, consider applying to be a Crew Leader.

Project Leads have specialized areas of focus for their work.  When you apply, you will apply generally for a Project Lead position and in your interview we will ask more about which specific focuses you are interested in!

Community Engagement Project LeadFood and Nutrition Project Lead  Health Care Share Project LeadProduction Project LeadPost Harvest Project Lead

Project Lead Application      Project Lead 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.

I initially joined the VYCC because I wanted to experience something different. I was looking for adventure and an opportunity to try something new, I had no idea I would discover a field of work that I would become so passionate about.

Roland, 2018 Crew Member, 2019 Crew Leader