Being part of VYCC is worth a lot.

Let’s change the world together this season and beyond! If you’re a current member, thank you! We are so happy to have you on board this season working hard, building community and learning a ton! If you’re an alum, welcome to the alum family.

If you have served on a crew with Vermont Youth Conservation Corps, there are benefits and services available to you. After all, you worked very hard to make the world a better place. We know that as a result of that hard work, alum continue to make a difference in the lives of their communities, families, workplaces, and local ecosystems.

Getting ready to join us this year?

Take a look at some of our benefits listed below, things you can look forward to as an alum after your season, and if you are looking for that handy-dandy page with all your hiring paperwork…head on over to Your Season!

Alumni Benefits


Professional development doesn’t end with your service, so we work with a variety of partners to help you make the most of your time after VYCC!

Benefits of completing your service include:

Stay Connected

VYCC alums belong to a professional network of over 6,500 fellow alumni.

    • Our job resources board provides a list of Vermont and regional employers who often hire VYCC alums. Job sectors in the outdoor recreation, conservation, and agriculture industries are represented.
    • Our Facebook group helps you keep in touch, network with a wide range of alums on a number of topics, and reconnect with all of your friends from your crew!
    • And, our newsletter helps you stay up-to-date with everything going on at VYCC.

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Share Your Story

We know that your story doesn’t end with us! Take this 5 minute survey and let us know where you are, how you’ve been, and what adventures you’ve had since finishing your service!

Diversity Resources In The Outdoors

There are a number of outdoor organizations with missions to diversify the leadership of conservation agencies and efforts across the U.S. Check out these great non-profits for job postings, resources, and more:

  • Outdoor Afro – Where Black People & Nature Meet
  • Latino Outdoors – A network of leaders committed to engaging Latinos/as in the outdoors, connecting familias and youth with nature, and supporting our community of storytellers to explore and share their personal experiences.
  • Out There Adventures – An adventure education organization committed to fostering positive identity development, individual empowerment and improved quality of life for queer young people through professionally facilitated experiential education activities.
  • Pride Outside – Connecting the LGBTQ community to the outdoors.

Support Your Corps + Get In Touch

There are many ways to support your Corps:

  • Donate now and help us develop young people to change the world like you!
  • Become a project sponsor for one of our crews! Email our staff at for more info.
  • Volunteer on our Farm on the VYCC campus in Richmond.
  • Hire a VYCC alum at your organization or business.
  • Join our Board of Directors or advise our work. Email us for more info on how:

Any of these ideas work for you? Be in touch! Send us an email and we’ll connect you to the right person.