The Corps Network’s vision is to see a well-funded,
high-quality Corps in every community

The Corps Network’s Starting a Corps Manual is available upon request to anyone interested in establishing a Corps program. This is a detailed document featuring a step-by-step roadmap to help launch your program. You can also check out our Starting a Corps fact sheet for a basic overview of things to consider when thinking about launching a Corps.

If you are interested in starting a Corps in your community, please contact Bobby Tillett at [email protected]. In your message, it is helpful if you provide the following information:

  • Your name
  • Contact information
  • Your geographic location
  • Whether you plan to have a target demographic when enrolling Corpsmembers
    (e.g. Native Youth, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youth, LGBTQ Youth, etc.)
  • The name of any proposed sponsoring organizations for your program
    (i.e. will your program be housed within a parent organization, educational institution or agency?)
  • Areas of potential project work
    (e.g. urban forestry, park maintenance, storm water management, energy efficiency, etc.)
We look forward to learning about your goals!


(Photo – Audra Melton © The Nature Conservancy, Conservation Corps of the Forgotten Coast)