Find the NC Youth Conservation Corps (NCYCC) opportunity that’s right for you!

We’re currently accepting applications for the 2017 Summer Season. All NCYCC positions are located in North Carolina, and members will be camping in tents for the duration of their term. The deadline for applications is May 15, 2017. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so don’t wait. Submit your application today to be considered for one of our crews.

Apply TODAY to join the NC Youth Conservation Corps for Summer 2017.

NCYCC Crew Leader

_DSC8596NCYCC Crew Leaders serve as teachers, work supervisors, and role models for groups of youth (ages 16 to 18) and young adults (ages 18 to 24). Each crew has a crew leader and assistant crew leader. Together, the crew leaders oversee the health and safety of the crew, build community, professionally manage work projects, teach life and job skills, ensure high standards are met, facilitate crew education, and uphold the NCYCC  mission.


NCYCC Crew Member

Spike Crew Member Position

_DSC8362Spike Crew members live in tents in a camp setting and work on high-priority conservation projects to make a lasting contribution to North Carolina communities and landscapes. This is a traditional crew design, modeled after the Civilian Conservation Corps.

  •  Salary: $10 per hour. (Compensation is based on a 40-hour work week and is adjusted on an hourly basis for time off. $60.00 is withheld per week for room and board.)
  •  Dates: June 17 – August 5, June 17 – July 8, July 15 – August 5
  • Age: 16 – 18
  • Qualifications and Responsibilities

Leadership Development Member Position

fallsLeadership Development crew members are provided the opportunity to refine their leadership skills for future job position through this  more advanced crew position.  Like spike crews, members live in tents in a camp setting while working outdoors, but they also participate in a rigorous experiential leadership development curriculum that includes lessons on leadership theory, skills, and hands-on workshops that give members opportunities to explore their individual leadership styles.  Crew members learn more advanced technical skills and are expected to practice more crew leadership with the support of their crew leaders.

Field Assistant Position – APPLICATION CLOSED.

The Field Assistant position is a full-time temporary position with responsibilities that involve supervisory, field, and administrative tasks. The successful candidate must easily transition from field-based to office-based responsibilities and will focus on helping to develop and support 20 crews that currently comprise the Conservation Program in either Vermont or North Carolina. The Field Assistant is supervised by the Conservation Program Staff.

The Field Assistant will work closely with the Program Staff to gain a full understanding of the program mission, goals, and processes and will work as part of a highly motivated professional team to assist in all aspects of the VYCC Conservation Program. This may include but is not limited to areas such as Field Staff hiring, training, and supervision, Corps Member recruitment, and work project management.


*We encourage you to apply early! Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Don’t delay. Click here to submit your application.

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