We are looking for great leaders like you.

We believe young people like you change the world. With your help leading our Youth and Young Adult Crews, we will spend the seasons growing food for those in need and improving the health and accessibility of the outdoors.

We are getting ready to announce our 2020 crews. Be one of the first to know our 2020 positions by filling out our VYCC Interest Form!

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

Questions?  Email Nora, our Recruitment & Member Support Manager.

Leading a crew is an adventure unlike any you’ve ever had before! As a teacher, work supervisor, and a role model, you will be responsible for building a community, ensuring your crew’s health and safety, and teaching life and job skills. By professionally managing your work project and ensuring high-quality standards, you’ll stretch your comfort zones and bask in the sweet rewards that follow.

Crew Leaders have a passion for leading a crew of Crew Members on our Youth or Young Adult crews and from all walks of life. We hire Crew Leaders and Members of varied interests and talents, representing many social, economic, and geographical backgrounds. The combination of a diverse crew, excellent leaders, and high-priority conservation projects creates a dynamic and educationally rich experience.

Are you working on your leadership skills? Hoping to hone your skills a bit more before taking on a Team Leader position? An Assistant Crew Leader position is just for you. Our Assistant Crew Leaders work along side a Crew Leader to help guide and mentor the crew throughout the summer. This is the perfect opportunity for someone who is looking to gain more experience in a leadership role.

No matter which leadership role you’re in, you start the season with paid staff training during which we will focus on teaching both technical and interpersonal skills needed to be a successful leader at VYCC, while also drawing out your own strengths and enhancing your existing skills. You will use what you’ve learned to transform your crew from a varied group of strangers into a tight-knit community.

All our leaders receive extensive training prior to the start of the season as well as support from our HQ staff all season! More information on 2020 training coming soon.

We are looking for young adult leaders who are ready for a challenge and enjoy working with youth or their peers as teachers, mentors, supervisors, and role models. Excellent leadership is the most crucial factor in determining a crew’s success. The level of professionalism, motivation, and sense of community on the crew is a reflection of the strength of the crew’s leadership.

We will be annoucing our 2020 Leadership Positions in December 2019. To be one of the first to know, fill out our VYCC Interest Form



Prior Qualifications

  • A desire to do your part and change the world with us.
  • Previous experience leading young people and/or in outdoor work.
  • Openness to learning, working hard outside, meeting new people, and receiving feedback.
  • Willingness and commitment to following all immediate and general crew policies.
  • Good driving record and a valid driver’s license held for at least three years.
  • Able to join take part in our mandatory all Crew Leader training starting in late May and work for our summer, fall, or both seasons


Email Nora, our Recruitment & Member Support Manager.