Veterans Corps Member
Veterans Corps is a new program of Conservation Corps that connects veterans to the outdoors and provides a continued sense of community as they transition from military to civilian life.
Veterans participate in non-military AmeriCorps service as Conservation Field Crews restoring habitat, managing natural resources, and occasionally responding to natural disasters or community needs. The program prioritizes personal and professional growth while teaching hands-on conservation skills in the field.
Members develop technical skills throughout their term while completing challenging and impactful conservation projects. Members will be trained in a wide variety or skills and receive nationally recognized certifications and opportunities to network with professionals.
Field Crews complete projects in partnership with public land management agencies such as the State Department of Natural Resources, US Fish & Wildlife Service, National Park Service, cities, counties, and trail associations. Natural resources projects vary by region and crew location, but may include:
- Invasive species management
- Stream bank stabilization, erosion control
- Prescribed burning
- Trail construction & maintenance
- Tree planting
- Basic carpentry
- Wild land fire suppression
- Emergency response
We provide hands-on job skills training and certifications. This position does not require prior experience in natural resources.