Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps

Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps

The SCA, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry have launched a multi-year partnership to field a statewide youth conservation program. The Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps offers paid work experience, job training, and educational opportunities to teens and young adults as they protect and restore public lands and waters.

Outdoor Corps members will tackle hands-on projects in state and local parks, state forests and other public lands. In addition, the program provides learning opportunities in resource management, environmental topics and recreation skills. Corps members also will be provided with workforce development training during their period of employment.

Now Hiring!

2017 Youth Summer Crew Leaders

The Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps and the SCA seek qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire youth members during our six-week summer program. Crew leaders train, supervise and administer crews of 10 members, between the ages of 15 – 18, working on a variety of outdoor conservation projects, including trail maintenance, vegetation management, invasive species removal, park maintenance and light construction. Two leaders are assigned to each crew, and 28 leaders total will be hired state-wide. For more information about our leader positions, and to apply, visit our leader hiring page.

Contact Us

For inquiries about our program, please email us at [email protected].

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