“VYCC is an awesome job. You get to work outside, with people your age, doing work that matters.” – Ezra, 2019 Alum, 2022 Board Member

On a Conservation Crew, you might be building a new trail in a town forest, fixing the roof of a lean-to in a state park, or pulling out an invasive species of plant growing on a river bank. Why choose a Conservation Crew?

On a Farm Crew, you might be transplanting peppers in the farm fields, washing a big harvest of greens in the wash/pack station, or chopping up some tomatoes for lunch in the kitchen. Why choose a Farm Crew?

At the end of the season there will be lots to be proud of: the bridge you built, the skills you gained, the crops you harvested, and the community you’ve been a part of. Join us if this sounds like the right adventure for you! Ready to dig in?

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Email our Recruitment Team or text us at ‪(802) 560-8466‬

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Food & Farm Crew
Location: Richmond 
Dates: May 22- August 18
Weekly compensation: $445
Education Award upon completion of service: $1,718

This is not a camping crew.
A complete position description is here


Conservation Camping Crew
Location: program starts and ends in Richmond 
      Summer- June 12-August 19
      Fall- September 4- October 28
      Long term- June 12- October 28
Weekly compensation: $465
Education Award upon completion of service: $1,374-$3,247, depending on length of crew

We provide camping gear!
A complete position description is here.


Conservation Pro Crew
Types of crews: Pro Build (carpentry), Pro Trails, and Pro Forest Projects
Location: Program starts and ends at our headquarters in Richmond, camping and projects throughout the state and in some surrounding states
Dates: April 13th – October 28th
Weekly Compensation: $640-655 depending on crew and experience

This crew includes camping accommodations.
A complete position description is here.



Corps Members have opportunities to work along others who share some aspect of their identity. In the past, options have included Affinity Crews or Spaces for women, queer folks, and BIPOC individuals.

If you are curious about what affinity opportunities might exist for your time with VYCC, ask us during your interview.

VYCC highly encourages all staff and Corps Members to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The CDC defines vaccinated as having received two doses of the Pfizer/Moderna vaccine or one dose of the J&J vaccine. The CDC also recommends boosters for “best protection;” however, the timing of boosters is highly dependent on previous infection and level of risk.   

In addition to vaccine recommendations, VYCC has a number of other tools that can be used to keep staff and Corps Members safe and healthy. Masking, proper hygiene, improved ventilation and air flow, testing, and isolating/staying home when you are sick are equally important tools in limiting the spread of COVID-19.

Hear from past Corps Members why they choose VYCC and what crew life is like!