Recently returning veterans needed for additional opportunities in the Washington Conservation Corps!

New Opportunities!

Now recruiting for:
Member positions

In fall 2011, The Washington Conservation Corps formed a partnership with the Washington Department of Natural Resources, Washington Department of Veterans Affairs, and United States Forest Service to create new opportunities for recently returning military veterans. In addition to establishing funding for veteran-specific opportunities; the WCC's guiding legislation was amended to allow waiving the WCC's age requirement for military veterans.

Veterans are encouraged to apply for all WCC member positions, including our Puget SoundCorps crew. These Puget SoundCorps crews are engaged in work that helps support the Puget Sound Partnership’s Action Agenda to return the Sound to a healthy environmental condition by 2020.

In addition to helping restore and protect Washington’s environment, they will provide environmental education and volunteer opportunities for thousands of residents of all ages, and assist citizens in Washington and across the nation during floods, fires, hurricanes and other natural disasters. More on emergency response...

Crews perform a wide variety of conservation work throughout the state. Some examples include:

As members, veterans earn the state minimum wage and a $5,550 AmeriCorps Education Award upon completion of the program that they can use to repay student loans or toward future tuition expenses as a supplement to any GI Bill benefits earned. They also attend a series of paid trainings throughout the year such as advanced wilderness first aid, wild land firefighting and pumps and saws, and flood and hazardous material response. More on training...

The WCC also provides transitional assistance and aid in providing contacts and information for the many programs available to Veterans. This transition from military to AmeriCorps service will enable veterans to continue serving their communities and country while gaining new skills, certifications and experience in the environmental field.

Learn more about member positions.

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