BEFORE YOU START
Preparing yourself to join the WCCC
WCCC recruits youth and young adults ages 16-25 for five to twenty-five weeks to complete service projects on public lands in western Colorado, in partnership with land management agencies. WCCC Crew Members work on the health and accessibility of these lands through projects such as: building and maintaining trails, fuel mitigation, fence construction and maintenance, invasive species removal, habitat restoration, and other conservation related projects in backcountry and front country settings. WCCC recruits youth from local western Colorado communities, as well as nationally. Crews have 5-7 members and three leaders.
WCCC experience provides AmeriCorps education awards to youth who work 300 hours or more, this allows youth to work towards completion of their GED, and improves job and life skills.
Completing a term of service with the Western Colorado Conservation Corps can be an incredibly rewarding experience. You'll meet new friends, explore beautiful landscapes, and gain skills that will help you develop your career!
It can also, however, be strenuous if you’re not prepared. Here are some frequently asked questions.