Build your own path to the future
by joining the Washington Conservation Corps!
Gain hands-on experience protecting and restoring the
The Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) is your opportunity
to gain hands-on experience in the environmental field. The WCC
works year-round to protect and enhance Washington’s natural
resources. By becoming a WCC Member, you will work with
like-minded people making a difference.
Work outdoors throughout Washington State
From the peaks of the Olympics to the fields of Eastern
Washington, the WCC has nearly 275 member positions statewide.
Click here for specific work locations.
Develop your résumé
Trail building, restoration plantings, and biological
monitoring are just a few of the tasks that you will experience
while in the WCC. Additionally, WCC Members attend a series of
paid trainings throughout the year (e.g. Wilderness First
Responder, Wildland Firefighting, Hazardous Materials Response,
Ethnobotany, and GIS/GPS). Visit
our training page for more information.
WCC Members must be 18 - 25 years old, with exceptions
made for recently returning military veterans. Limited
exceptions are made for participants with a sensory or mental
disability*. Members earn
$9.19/hour and receive a $5,550 AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of one
year of service (1700 hours). Basic medical benefits are
provided and educational loan forbearance is available on
qualified loans while in the WCC.
Click here for more information on
Corps Member benefits.
Opportunities for Veterans:
Recently returning military veterans are encouraged to apply for
WCC member and
supervisor positions. In addition,
several new crews have been added for the 2012-2013 AmeriCorps
service year with preference being given to veterans.
If you are seeking information on sponsoring a crew or
Individual Placement/Intern, please visit
our Sponsor page.
*Age restrictions are based on legislative mandate,
limited exceptions may be made for veterans, leadership
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