Become a Corps Member




The Corps provides outdoor service-learning opportunities for youth and adults interested in acquiring skills and hands-on experience in:

  • building and improving public trails;
  • protecting native trail habitats;
  • and recruiting and training community volunteers for service on public lands.

Corps Members must apply and be selected to serve, not every applicant will be accepted as it is a competitive process.  Selected members will serve for a predetermined time commitment, usually between 300 to 900 service hours.  Members serve both on "spike" crews - camping out in tents near their worksites and "residential" crews - living in rustic shared cabins.  

Those accepted into the Corps will go through a robust training program which provides a diversified set of skills and knowledge coupled with an active service engagement.  Members also receive a living allowance, maybe eligible for an educational award through the AmeriCorps program, and rustic housing is provided at the Welch Trail Education Center.


2016 Corps Positions 

Currently Filled

Check Back in January 2017 for Next Season's Positions




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Current Corps Crews

Bear Mountain Trails Project

Palisades Trail Crew

Taconic Trail Crew

Long Path/Shawangunk Ridge Trail Crew

Invasives Strike Force


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