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Vermont Youth Conservation Corps

Actively Recruiting:

Position title :
Pro Crew Member

Deadline to apply :
Applications accepted on rolling basis

Type of Position :
Corpsmember / Intern

Town, City, Park, etc :

State / Territory :

Project/Program Focus :
Construction/Masonry, Forestry, Trails

Organization/Program Description :

VYCC’s Conservation Program engages young people in hands-on projects that benefit Vermont’s environment and communities. The work of a Conservation Crew includes trail construction and maintenance, carpentry, water quality improvement, and forest management. Pro Crews specialize in one of our project areas and the projects they complete having a meaningful impact on communities.

Position Description :

VYCC is seeking Pro Crew Members who are focused on completing projects that benefit Vermont’s environment and communities. A successful Pro Crew Members is able to work in challenging conditions, complete high quality work, and be a supportive member of the crew community. If you are excited to keep growing your technical skills, work alongside other conservation professionals, and have a positive impact on opportunities for recreation and preservation in Vermont, this position is for you.

Job Duties :

Essential Functions

Crew Functions

  • Contribute to positive crew morale, foster teamwork, respect fellow Crew Members
  • Maintain an emotionally and physically safe work and living environment (when camping together)
  • Follow VYCC policies and procedures, and maintain project and program goals, and foster the VYCC mission

Project Accomplishment

  • Help to collect, process, and organize data collected in the field
  • Participate in high production, quality, and safety standards for crew
  • Perform physical work safely in all weather conditions for extended periods of time

Community Development

  • Be a part of a supportive and encouraging environment both on the job site and in camp
  • Participate in community feedback meetings that help the team set goals, assess group growth, and celebrate progress


  • Maintain regular communication with Crew Leader; engage with feedback to help set personal and professional goals, assess growth, and celebrate progress
Requirements :

Required Qualifications

  • Be at least 18 years of age (there is no upper age limit)
  • Openness to meeting new people, working hard outside, providing and receiving feedback, and learning and growing.
  • Ability to adapt to change and move outside of comfort zones
  • Willingness to work hard, in all types of weather and environments
  • CPR Certification & Wilderness First Aid (if needed, COVID permitting, VYCC provides a WFA Course pre-season)
  • Applicants must have readily available access to personal quarantine space and an emergency contact in Vermont
  • Willingness to undergo a criminal background check
  • Ability to travel to project sites throughout the state
  • Exceptional time management, organizational skills, and attention to detail
  • Meets technical skill qualifications in one or more of VYCC’s three Pro Crew types: Trails, Build, Forestry
Additional Benefits :
  • $580/week + Food Stipend
  • Educational learning opportunities with professionals in the field of conservation
    and workplace skills
  • Eligible for financial support getting gear needed for the season
  • College and career pathways support with VYCC’s Recruitment and Alumni
  • Access to our robust Alumni network for future adventures and career assistance
Contact Information :

Halle Harklau- [email protected]