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VYCC Pro Crews are small, but mightynew VYCC crews of experienced professionals who are eager to tackle projects that matter and launch their careers. Hone your skills, alongside industry pros, with our technical and demanding crew work. Go for it!
VYCC Pro Crews will give you the next level experience you need to step right into your dream position in conservation, state or national park work, and other outdoor fields. Pro Crew Member positions are seasonal VYCC positions, compensation and further info can be found in the full position description. In 2020, VYCC will hire for one Pro Crew of four members eand two leaders to work in forestry management.
The deadline to apply for one of our Pro Crew Member Positions is May 15, 2020 and March 15, 2020 for our Spring Peer Crew. Positions are limited, so act fast!
Pro Crews are made up of Pro Crew Members who are over the age of 18 and have experience in the fields of conservation, land management, or carpentry either through work or education.
Pro Crews will work on their crew for two months between September and November.
Your compensation and perks will include: an hourly wage of $12.50 (working no more than 80 hours/two weeks). In addition to the work, Pro Crew Members have the opportunity to participate in workshops and trainings focused on professional growth.
Pro Crews are perfect for someone looking to “go pro!”, explore a career in conservation, and lean into challenging projects with a big impact.
*Due to COVID-19, all spring conservation projects have been delayed. Read our latest update here*
Spring Peer Crew is perfect for leaders who want to hone in on leadership and technical skills before jumping into a Summer or Fall Season with VYCC. It is also a great fit for folks who want to get some shoulder work in before completing other summer work. Participation in Spring Peer Crew does not require leading a crew in the summer of fall with us.
The Spring Peer Crew will live and work together as a team for a 4-week session starting on April 15, 2020. Your weekly schedule will roughly be Monday through Friday working 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. At night, you’ll spend time with you crew, while on weekends you get to go on adventures or explore on your own!
Your compensation and perks will include: $535-585/week while working on projects, $300/week (pro-rated) during training, camping accommodations, and meals and snacks while in the field.
A VYCC experience will also teach you, a lot! On this one-month crew, you will get hands-on training and coaching in professional and personal growth. You’ll receive a 3-day training that covers information about VYCC culture and expectations, technical training for your projects, Risk Assessment and Safety Management, and more! You will also gain valuable skills to improve your communication, teamwork, and self-care skills. Additional professional and technical trainings are provided by professionals in the field of forestry and land management, and have opportunities for networking and relationship building.
You will leave your mark for generations to come. Spring Peer Crew is the opportunity to join other leaders during the long bluebird days of April and May to complete either carpentry work with VT State Parks or Water Quality and Planting for DEC for four weeks.
For more information on this position and crew, please contact Pilar Lopez-Gomez, Conservation Program Manager.
Aldo Leopold, a pioneer of Forest Management, said, “Our position is to sharpen our tools and make them cut the right way.” We provide Forestry Pro Crew Members with the right tools and skills, while fostering the next generation of loggers and foresters. Forestry Pro Crew Members spend their days working and living in the Vermont woods, managing timber, improving wildlife habitat, and making the right cuts.
Forestry/ Pro Crew Members will live and work together as a team for the fall season (September to November). Your weekly schedule will roughly be Monday through Friday working no more than 80 hours in two weeks. Most work days will be from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. At night, you’ll spend time with you crew, while on weekends you get to go on adventures or explore on your own!
Your compensation and perks will include: $12.50/hour (working no more than 80 hours/two weeks), camping accommodations, and meals and snacks while in the field.
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 (WFA), and Game of Logging. You will also gain valuable skills to improve your communication, teamwork, and self-care skills. Additional professional and technical trainings are provided by professionals in the field of forestry and land management, and have opportunities for networking and relationship building. Forestry Pro Crews also participate in education activities that give depth and context to VYCC projects and experiences. Forestry.
You will leave your mark for generations to come. Typical projects include logging, forest management, and implementing best management practices on private and public lands.
For more information on this position and crew, please contact Halle Harklau, Conservation Program Coordinator.
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.