Our applications for 2019 Crew Leader and Corps Member positions will open in late fall.
VYCC hires young people (ages 15-24) who are prepared to work hard, learn, and be part of a team in the Conservation Program or the Farm Program. We have a variety of crew experiences including day crews (sleep in your own bed) or camping crews (you live near work sites, often staying in state parks) and a variety of crew lengths of time, from as short as 4 weeks to as long as 5 months (AmeriCorps crews). Find your fit!
See You Out There!
Corps Crew Members and Leaders employed by VYCC enjoy intense and challenging assignments, make lifelong friends, get paid for their work, and walk away with an experience of a lifetime.
Join a conservation or farm crew to complete projects that make a lasting contribution to local communities and the environment here in Vermont!
Types of Crew Positions
We hire two position types for our Corps: Corps Members or Crew Leaders.
Corps Members generally are between the ages of 15-18 or 18-24 and are part of similar aged crews of 6-8 crew members who work with two Crew Leaders on conservation projects or in the farm program. Depending on your crew you may focus on leadership skills development, watershed restoration, trail work, farming, or more hands on work. Yea, that’s me! I want to apply to be a Crew Member
Crew Leaders generally are 22 years old or older and have some outdoor work and leadership experience, as well as some additional qualifications. Often we hire former Crew Members to step up to be Crew Leaders. Are you ready for this challenge? Go for it!
Types of Seasonal Conservation and Farm Crews
We have a variety of crew experiences including Community Crews crews (work with us in the day and sleep in your own bed) or Spike (camping) Crews (you live near work sites, often staying in state parks). Crew work can be as short as 4 weeks to as long as 5 months (AmeriCorps crews). Find your fit!
Yes! This both an experience and a job.
In addition to the amazing experience of being on a VYCC crew, you get a paycheck! After your season, you get VYCC Alumni pro-deals and discounts with select local businesses and the opportunity to earn academic or internship credit. Scholarships of $1,000 are available to all VYCC alumni accepted to attend Sterling College; a tuition discount is also available at Green Mountain College for eligible alumni. See specific crew types to review compensation and service benefits.
“Prior to VYCC I had a hard time standing up for what I believed in. I didn’t have strong leadership skills and I didn’t question what was asked of me. Since joining, I have found my footing in a leadership role. I can feel myself gaining confidence in achieving my goals and going after what I want!” – Sophia, 2017 Female Leadership Development Crew Member
Strong crews are diverse crews.
VYCC is an equal opportunity employer and offers all persons the benefit of participation in its programs and employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected factors.
I joined the corps with no idea what I was getting into, and it’s turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life. I’ve met new people, acquired tons of new job skills and a much better work ethic. I’ve become a stronger individual, who is not afraid to stand out. As well as getting that adventure I was yearning for.”