The Trail Conference Conservation Corps provides great opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to become leaders in environmental conservation!
The 2023 application is now closed. If you would like to be contacted when the 2024 application is live, please e-mail [email protected].
The Trail Conference Conservation Corps (TCCC) creates leaders in environmental conservation while empowering people to play a deeper role in the care of their local parks and trails. By training service members to engage with the public, we amplify our impact and reach in fostering a commitment to protecting nature.
Industry experts train TCCC members in sustainable trail building, invasive species management, public outreach, volunteer engagement, and outdoor leadership to provide vital resources to the parks you enjoy.
TCCC members receive a living stipend so they may serve and are eligible for education awards through our partnership with AmeriCorps. Corps members learn and serve in the nation’s finest public parks system outside a major metropolitan area. From trail construction to habitat restoration to visitor education, they provide essential support to land managers.
Seasonal housing is provided upon request at the Welch Trail Education Center or in the Catskill Forest Preserve. Corps members receive benefits, including housing, a living stipend, a travel stipend, and certification in Wilderness First Aid/CPR/AED and Leave No Trace Principles. They also qualify for student loan deferment and an education award.
Contact Conservation Corps Manager, Tori Finn, [email protected] for any questions.
Want to hear from the Corps Member perspective? Check out the Corps Member Blogs from the 2022 and 2021 seasons!
Each TCCC crew has multiple service options including a shortened summer session.
See each job description below for more details!
The 2023 Conservation Corps Season:
- Trail Crew:
- Trail Stewards
- Invasive Strike Force