As part of an SCA Corps Program, you’ll have the chance to work together with a team of other young people to accomplish targeted conservation goals.
Many Corps Programs take place in the backcountry, where members build trails, prevent forest ﬁres, or restore critical habitat. Teams typically live together in a cabin or other central location and work on “hitches” — short-term, focused work trips guided by SCA ﬁeld leaders.
Other Corps Programs work in urban or rural communities, where members team up to conduct environmental education or public outreach. Members may live together at one site, or work at individual sites within the same region.
Whether you are working in the backcountry or in the local community, SCA Corps Programs give you the opportunity to join up with other young people who share your passion for the outdoors, and gain connections with agency partners in the ﬁeld. Corps positions range from 3 to 12 months, and are open to high school graduates ages 18 and up.
Explore SCA Corps Programs across the country:
Maintaining trails in the Adirondack Mountains of New York
Monitoring and preserving fragile desert habitat in Southern California
Managing forest ﬁres and conducting ﬁre education
Building sustainability in Pittsburgh
Connecting communities in New York’s Hudson Valley
Conserving the Salmon-Challis National Forest in Idaho
Constructing trails and engaging students with the outdoors
Restoring native plant communities and monitoring invasive species
Maintaining trails and engaging communities across New Hampshire
Preparing for natural resource careers with hands-on conservation work in Arizona
Promoting community revitalization along the Monongahela River corridor and the Great Allegheny Passage
Managing ﬁshery resources in the Twelvemile Creek Watershed
Repairing and maintaining trail networks across the country
Gathering data on visitor use at parks and recreation areas
Engaging teams of military veterans in protecting parks and communities in the path of ﬁre
Engaging teams of military veterans in restoring historic treasures throughout the country
Engaging youth in promoting sustainable values across rural, suburban, and urban communities