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NY-NJ Trail Conference Conservation Corps

  • 600 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, NJ
  • www.nynjtc.org

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Conservation Corps Member

Do you love the outdoors and want to protect it?  Thinking about a career in the environmental field?  Come join the movement!


min experience

salary range

$8.5k - $14k / year

Additional Job Details

International Applicants Allowed?
Work Visa Sponsoring Available

Job Overview

They receive a living stipend so they may serve and are eligible for education awards through our partnership with AmeriCorps. TCCC members learn and serve in the nation’s finest system of public parks outside of a major metropolitan area. From trail construction to habitat restoration to visitor education, they provide vital resources to land managers.

By engaging outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and teaching volunteers about sustainable practices, TCCC members lead by example, demonstrating for everyone the great care that protecting our natural areas requires.

Seasonal housing is provided upon request at the Welch Trail Education Center. Corps members receive benefits including housing, a living stipend, and can qualify for student loan deferment, and an education award.

The 2022 Conservation Corps Season is hiring: 

Special Benefits

• Training in Wilderness First Aid/CPR/AED and Leave No Trace Principles
• Training and experience in teaching and working with volunteers, public outreach, and teamwork
• Valuable leadership opportunities
• Valuable professional development and networking opportunities
• Opportunity to serve local communities and the public by making a difference in the environment and improving habitats in a
tangible way
• Eligible for SNAP (food stamp) benefits
• Bi-weekly pre-tax living allowance of $708.33 (returning TC members $791.67); $8,500 total (returning TC members $9,500)
• Eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the term of service totaling $3,172.50
• Become a member of the dynamic AmeriCorps community
• Free, as needed, rustic cabin housing at a local park on a first-come first-served basis; a short drive to transit to access NYC and
surrounding areas (COVID-19 restrictions dependent)
• Opportunity for qualified student loan deferment and interest repayment

Minimum Requirements

  • Ability and willingness to work outdoors in primitive settings in all weather conditions
  • Durable sense of humor, enthusiasm, and work ethic
  • Ability to maintain a safe and enjoyable work environment under challenging conditions
  • Ability to motivate, teach, and work with people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a reliable personal vehicle
  • A love of and commitment to the outdoors

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