Conservation Corps North Carolina (formerly North Carolina Youth Conservation Corps) seeks to empower young adults through meaningful outdoor work that benefits North Carolina’s land and water and creates healthy communities.

Conservation Corps North Carolina (CCNC) is newly expanded under the leadership of Conservation Trust for North Carolina (CTNC) and Conservation Legacy, a national organization dedicated to supporting locally based conservation service programs across the country.

CCNC engages motivated young adults, ages 16-27, to complete challenging and impactful conservation service projects throughout the region. Projects may include trail construction & maintenance, habitat improvement, hazard fuel reduction, and ecological restoration. Crews may also complete technical and/or specialized projects depending on project partner needs, including disaster relief if the opportunity arises.

CCNC participants contribute hundreds of hours of hard work to improve and expand access to protected natural areas, so that more North Carolina families can connect with the outdoors. For many participants, this is a life-transforming experience.

We’re hiring! Find the Conservation Corps opportunity that is right for you!

Summer Conservation Crew – Charlotte Youth, Day Crew Summer 2019

Youth (ages 16 to 18) 4-week day crew. Candidates can apply for Session I (June 17-July 12) or Session II (July 22- August 16). Applicants are encouraged to only participate in one session, but exceptions may be made based on position availability. Crews will complete conservation service projects in the field Monday – Friday, returning home each evening.

The crew will work on Mecklenburg County parks and nature preserves to accomplish meaningful projects to support trail construction and ecological health. Preference will be given to Charlotte residents.

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Summer Conservation Crew – Youth, Residential Summer 2019

Youth (ages 16 to 18) residential 4-week crew. Candidates can apply for Session I (June 17-July 12) or Session II (July 22- August 16). Applicants are encouraged to only participate in one session, but exceptions may be made based on position availability. Participants remain on site, camped in the field for the full 4 weeks under the guidance, facilitation, and supervision of Crew Leaders and CCNC Staff. The crew will complete hands-on conservation service projects in the field Monday – Friday followed by educational, programmed activities on the weekends.

This is an exciting opportunity to work on a conservation crew with the Conservation Corps North Carolina. The crew will partner with local public land managers to accomplish meaningful projects to support trail construction and ecological health.

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Summer Conservation Crew – Young Adult, Residential Summer 2019

AmeriCorps young adult (ages 18 to 27) residential 8-week crew. June – August 2019.

Participants remain on site, camped in the field under the guidance, facilitation, and supervision of Crew Leaders and CCNC Staff and complete project work for 9 days at a time followed by 4-5 days off. This schedule may vary depending upon project partner needs. When not in the field, members are expected to find their own housing. Meals are provided while in the field.

This is an exciting opportunity to work on an AmeriCorps conservation crew with the Conservation Corps North Carolina. The crew will partner with local public land managers to accomplish meaningful projects to support trail construction, improve visitor access, and restore ecological health.

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NC State Parks Saw Crew – Young Adult, Residential Summer/Fall 2019

AmeriCorps young adult (ages 18 to 27) residential saw crew. Summer and/or Fall 2019 (based on availability). Participants remain on site, camped in the field under the guidance, facilitation, and supervision of Crew Leaders and CCNC Staff and complete project work for 9 days at a time followed by 4-5 days off. This schedule may vary depending upon project partner needs. When not in the field, members are expected to find their own housing. Meals are provided while in the field.

This is an exciting opportunity to work on an AmeriCorps Chainsaw Crew at two or more North Carolina State Parks. This crew will receive S-212 chainsaw certification and work directly with NC State Parks personnel to remove trees and debris off state park trails and public lands with chainsaws, improving visitor access and ecological health. This crew will provide on-the-job experience to anyone interested in working for a state park and/or gaining experience for a natural resource career.

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Crew Leader – Summer/Fall 2019

CCNC Crew Leaders serve as teachers, work supervisors, and role models for groups of youth (ages 16 to 18) and young adults (ages 18 to 27). Each crew has two crew leaders. 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 Conservation Corps North Carolina mission.

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Field Supervisor 2019 (CLOSED FOR SUMMER):

The Field Supervisor’s primary responsibilities are: recruiting, hiring, training, supervising, and mentoring seasonal field staff including Crew Leaders and Assistant Crew Leaders; technical and logistical support for Field Crews; building and maintaining relationships with project partners; ensuring consistent quality control, risk management, and program integrity and completing administrative functions including the development of project specifications and post-project reporting. This position has been filled for the summer season, but please email tracy@ctnc.org  if you’d like to be considered for Fall.

ABOUT CONSERVATION CORPS NORTH CAROLINA (CCNC)

CCNC operates in North Carolina and assembles crews of 8 to 10 young people who work under the close supervision of two highly-trained adult leaders on high-priority conservation projects. The crews work 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. Currently, CCNC offers both residential crews where individuals camp in remote locations for the duration of their term or community crews where youth work in their local community while living at home. Crews will work with federal, state, and local partners as well as land trusts and private groups to complete necessary trail building and maintenance, facility improvement, and habitat restoration work. We also offer training and certification in chain saw work and prescribed burning assistance for some crew positions.

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Prior to the transition, the North Carolina Youth Conservation Corps was operated by CTNC in partnership with Vermont Youth Conservation Corps. VYCC was integral to the inception of the program and CTNC is grateful for their support.