Start saving the planet in your own town.

Protect your local communities’ environment from climate change and expand who gets to use it! Apply Today! Apps are due May 1, 2019.

We are looking for young people ages 15-18 years old to work in their own communities on our Conservation Community Crews in Burlington, South Burlington, Williston, and Woodstock. Get paid to work outside for 4 or 8 weeks between June and August.

Positions are filled on a rolling basis, with preference given to early applicants.

Questions?  Email Hans for Conservation or Kyle for Farm.


Our Conservation Community Crews come together as a team to enhance local natural areas in your own community by day and return home at night (no camping needed!). This might include building trails and bridges in local parks, building rain gardens in town, and removing invasive species.

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions about Community Crews:

  • When are the 2019 sessions?
  • Where are the Community Crews?
  • What does the work day/week look like on a Community Crew?
  • How old do you have to be?
  • How much do you get paid?
  • When is the deadline to apply?

2019 Program dates:

We are offering two summer sessions this year.

  • June 15 until July 14 (session one)
  • July 20 until August 18 (session two)

2019 Community Crew locations:

  • Burlington (1st & 2nd session)
  • Dorset Regional (1st & 2nd session)
  • South Burlington (2nd session only)
  • Williston (1st session only)
  • Woodstock (1st &2nd session)

What does the work day/week look like on a Community Crew?

On a Community Crew, you’ll  live at home and work on your crew during the day with your 6 other Crew Members and 2 Crew Leaders at work sites in local communities. A typical day is 7:45 a.m-4:30 p.m.

How old do you have to be? You must be a Vermont resident between the ages of 15-18. Reliable transportation to and from a designated meeting location Monday through Friday is key! Members provide their own housing.

How much do you get paid? These are jobs that pay $10.78 per hour, approximately 40 hours per week. Generally work days are Monday-Friday, 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. with some community events in the evening.

Apply now! Apps are reviewed on a rolling basis and due May 1.

Questions about Community Crews?

Email Hans.



Our Commitment to Diversity:

The VYCC is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applications from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, women and gender fluid individuals, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged. All eligible applicants or job-holders have an equal opportunity in all areas of VYCC employment.

Apply now!