New York City, NY

Members of SCA's NYC Conservation Leadership Corps Program on a sunny Spring day

New York City Community Crews

SCA’s 2018 Conservation Leadership Corps (CLC) brings together New York City’s youth for a 5 month volunteer conservation service and environmental education program.

  • The program runs one weekend (both Saturday and Sunday) per month from January through May.
  • Earn required volunteer service hours (up to 100 hours)
  • Participate in local and regional environmental education, ecological literacy, conservation service as well as cultural history and it’s relevance today.
  • **There are 2 out of state overnight trips that are part of this program.**


Member and Parent Orientation 1/10
Location TBD

MLK Event 1/13
Location TBD

January Retreat 1/27-28
Overnight in Maryland
Location: Camp Puh’tok -Address is 17433 Big Falls Rd Monkton, MD 21111

February 10-11
Location TBD

March 10-11
Location TBD

April 21-22
ConSERVE Earth Day 4/22
Location TBD

May 12-13
Recreational Trip Overnight in New Jersey
Location: Camp KEP Delaware Water Gap
8 Long Pond Drive Walpack NJ


  • Please submit application by Dec 15th.
  • If you need any assistance please refer to the How to Apply section of our website.
  • Please email NYC Program Coordinator; John Donovan at [email protected] once you have completed the application or if you have any questions. 

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On July 29th, SCA’s community crews in New York City and New Jersey came together 100 members strong to celebrate the midpoint of their summer crews with a project at New York City’s most famous green space: Central Park.

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SCA’s Sandy Recovery crews wrapped up their first week on the job with an Environmental Education Day on Randall’s Island — a unique park and recreational space which sits at the confluence of the East River, the Harlem River, and Long Island Sound in New York City.

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This week, 118 high school students are headed into the field in New York City and New Jersey to help continue the storm recovery process after Hurricane Sandy.

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The Student Conservation Association has been a leader in the Hurricane Sandy recovery and resiliency efforts at City, State and National Parks around NY and NJ. Visit our NYC Recovery site to see where we’ve been working and how much we have accomplished in the New York and New Jersey Metropolitan Area.