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AmeriCorps - Conservation & Disaster Crew Leader

Travel the Lone Star State and help improve the region's parks, trails, and public lands!

The Conservation & Disaster program with TxCC (Texas Conservation Corps) is a full-time AmeriCorps opportunity for young adults to serve on a variety of conservation projects throughout Texas and help communities recover from natural disasters. 

A Conservation & Disaster crew is made up of 2 AmeriCorps leaders and 4-8 members. Conservation projects may include habitat restoration, disaster mitigation, trail work, and invasive species management on public lands throughout the state. The crew can travel throughout the region while camping for up to 10 days at a time.

You may also be called on to help communities recovering from natural disasters. During a disaster response, members will work closely with FEMA and TX Division of Emergency Management during local and national disasters.

As a Conservation & Disaster Crew Leader, you will grow as a leader and help guide your crew through the day-to-day field activities of protecting and improving our public lands. 

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Age 21-28
  • At least 5 months of prior hands-on conservation experience
  • US Citizenship or lawful permanent US Resident
  • Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check
  • Ability to hike 3-12 miles per day in rugged terrain, while carrying tools
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather types while doing hard, often repetitive, labor with hand & power tools
  • Ability to be away on overnight trips for up to 10 days at a time
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people
  • Commitment to complete the entire term of service

  • $1,678 monthly stipend
  • AmeriCorps Education Award
  • Federal student loan deferment
  • Public Land Corps Hiring Authority eligibility
  • First Aid & CPR certification
  • Technical & fundamental skills training
  • Health insurance
  • Opportunity to network with partner agencies such as the National Park Service, US Forest Service, Texas Parks & Wildlife, and more

In nature, we know that communities dominated by one plant or animal are fragile and less productive. What we know to be true in nature we know to be true in the communities we live and serve in. We encourage people of all identities and experience levels to be a part of TxCC and help nurture the productivity & resilience of diversity in our community!