Picture this:

 

Today you and your crew get started. You have expectations, excitement, and maybe a few butterflies as you hear, for the first time, what types of projects you’ll be doing this season. Feeling ready to meet new people and open yourself to the experience, you circle up!

VYCC Crews step up to serve where they are needed. As a Crew Member, you will grow food or build trails, while working in fields, in forests, and along waterways, putting your skills and tools to use. Crew Members step outside of their comfort zone and learn new skills while contributing to Vermont’s communities.

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Day Crew Members come together to learn new skills, build connections with their crew, and make an impact in their community. As Crew Members lean into challenges and celebrate successes, they are supported by their Crew Leaders and VYCC staff.

There are Day Crew positions for the Food & Farm and the Conservation Program:

Farm Crew Members grow fresh produce for the Health Care Share, which supports food security in our Vermont communities. On a Farm Crew, you will be kneeling in the dirt planting seeds, harvesting vegetables, and exploring new ways to cook.

Conservation Crew Members put tools to use in Vermont’s parks and public lands- places where nature thrives and people explore. On a Conservation Crew, you will be clearing trails with loppers and saws, digging waterbars with pick-axes, and grabbing your gloves to remove invasive plants species.

Youth Crews (15-17)                                                                                 Young Adult Crews (17+)

All of our Youth Crews are filled for 2021. 

Long Term AmeriCorps Farm Crew
Location: VYCC Farm, Richmond VT
Dates: June 21st-October 28th 
Schedule: Monday-Thursday
Compensation: $280/week, $2,360.00 Segal Education Award upon completion of service
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until May 31st or until Crew fills. 

Summer AmeriCorps Farm Crew
Location: VYCC Farm, Richmond VT
Dates: June 21st-August 19th
Schedule: Monday-Thursday
Compensation:  $280/week, $1,311.11 Segal Education Award upon completion of service
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until May 31st or until Crews fill. 

Crew Member Application   AmeriCorps Position Info

AmeriCorps Camping Crew Members live and serve together, spending all of their time immersed in the outdoors (seeing all the stars and also braving all the bugs). Crew Members learn new skills related to their projects while also making meals, building evening campfires, and spending their weekends exploring Vermont with fellow Crew Members.

Camping Crews work in state and local parks, the Green Mountain National Forest, and other public lands, doing trail construction and maintenance, carpentry, water quality improvement, and forest management. The work our  Crew Members do has a significant impact on habitat, water quality, and outdoor recreation in Vermont.

All of our Camping Crews are for young adults 18+.

Summer AmeriCorps Crew

Our Summer Conservation Camping Crews are filled

Fall AmeriCorps Crew
Focus
: Carpentry, Water Quality, Forestry
Location: Camping throughout Vermont
Dates: August 27th-October 17th 
Schedule: Orientation, six weeks of project work, potential to have up to a week of time off scheduled into the season (COVID dependent) 
Compensation: $300/week living allowance, $1,311.11 Segal Education Award upon completion of service

We keep our crewmates safe by wearing masks, practicing physical distancing, and washing our hands. You can read more about COVID + VYCC here. Because of COVID, we may need to adjust when these positions start or modify them during the season.

Camping Crew Member Position Info  Crew Member Application

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.

While it is not mandatory for a Corps Member to get a vaccine, being vaccinated makes it easier to join their crew at the start of the season (no quarantine needed) and gives them more freedom during break weeks. 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.

In 2021, there will be two Affinity Crews: Womxn and Queer Crew. Affinity Crews are intentional spaces that foster connection between members and leaders who share and can relate to each other’s lived experiences. These crews provide opportunities for supportive and authentic relationships between members and leaders of shared identities as they learn and grow alongside one another.

Womxn Crew welcomes all people who identify as women, transwomen, and non-binary.

Queer Crew welcomes all people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning, trans or queer.

Both Affinity Crews are filled for 2021.

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