Leader Teams

Did you have a fantastic time leading a crew this year and are you looking for more? SCA Leader Teams offer opportunities for alumni SCA Leaders and adult Corps Members to build trails, conserve vital habitats, and protect natural resources for future generations during the off-season. Develop your leadership and outdoor skills further while doing important work alongside your peers.

You must have a Leader Application submitted to be eligible. Visit the Field Leader How to Apply page for more details!

Leader Teams:

  • Include 2 to 5 members per team with 1 leader
  • Serve 2 to 11 weeks in the spring and fall

Leader Team Members:

  • Complete trail maintenance and site restoration projects in national, regional, state, or local parks across the country
  • Live in park provided housing or in tents on site
  • Should be willing to work/live in both frontcountry and backcountry settings
  • Develop and hone leadership and conservation work skills while working with your peers
  • Practice outdoor skills and Leave No Trace principles

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Has led either a Community, National or Corps team in the past or has participated on an adult Corps team
  • Is 18 and older
  • Demonstrates leadership skills and/or responsibility
  • Has positive reviews from Program Manager and Agency Partners
  • Likes working with people
  • Enjoys spending time outdoors

Benefits:

  • Members receive a weekly stipend of $280/week
  • Room and board
  • Travel to/from the site up to $650.00
  • One time $200 uniform stipend for most positions

2019 Spring Leader Team Locations- *Newly Announced!* (member dates listed)

  • White Sands National Monument, NM
    Trail maintenance: 2/4-2/23
  • Lake Andes NWR, SD
    Chainsaw work, S212 cert required: 2/11-3/24 
  • Los Padres National Forest, CA
    Trail construction: 3/18-3/30
  • Mammoth Cave National Park, KY
    Trail and chainsaw work, Chainsaw certification course included: 3/10-4/5
  • Allegheny National Forest, PA
    Chainsaw work, S212 cert required: 4/14-5/25
  • More locations coming soon!

Potential Upcoming Locations (Fall 2019): 

  • Rocky Mountains National Park, CO
  • Apalachicola National Forest, FL
  • Voyageurs National Park, MN
  • Blue Ridge Parkway, VA
  • AK-CA Roving Leader Team: Chugach NP, Yosemite NP, and Lake Berryessa

How to apply:

  • Login to MySCA
  • Create or update the SCA LEADER application. Make sure to use your current dates of availability, certifications and resume for 2018
  • Select “I have a Application Code” on the MySCA Home page and enter PO-00727187 for to apply for Spring 2019
  • Email [email protected] with “LEADER TEAMS” in the subject line and your regional preferences so we may review your application

Admissions Process:

  • Year round with a focus on spring and fall Applications for Leader Teams are accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled
  • Selected candidates will receive an offer by phone or email
  • You will have the opportunity to accept or decline the offer
  • If you accept, you will receive the Medical Form, Participant Agreement, and the Conditions of Acceptance Form to fill out
  • Candidates who are not selected will receive an email or phone call declining their participation or inviting them to be placed on a waitlist

Questions about Leader Teams?

Log in or sign up to start your application today!