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 conservation corps 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 parks, state forests and other natural lands. In addition, the program provides learning opportunities in resource management, team leadership, environmental topics and recreation skills. Corps members also will be provided with career development training during their period of employment.

Now Hiring: Summer Members and Leaders!

2018 Summer locations: Philadelphia, Reading, Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton, Williamsport, Wellsboro, Harrisburg, York, Altoona, McConnellsburg, St. Marys, Renovo, Greensburg, Pittsburgh, Meadville and Erie

2018 Summer Crew Members

The Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps is accepting applications for our summer program, now running for seven weeks in 16 program cities across the commonwealth.

Program Info

  • Dates: June 25th to August 10th, 2018 (seven weeks)
  • Hours: Full-time, Mon – Fri, 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Locations: Philadelphia, Reading, Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton, Williamsport, Wellsboro, Harrisburg, York, Altoona, McConnellsburg, St. Marys, Renovo, Greensburg, Pittsburgh, Meadville and Erie
  • Compensation: $10.15 per hour, breakfast and lunch are provided

Qualifications

Applicants must:

  • Be between the ages of 15 to 18 at the start of the program.
  • Be able to conduct manual work in outdoor conditions.
  • Be enthusiastic about working on a diverse crew.
  • Have an interest in conservation and natural resource management.
  • Be able to model safe and professional behavior at all times.
  • Have or secure housing in or near their program city.

To Apply: Download our application instructions to help guide you through the application process. Then follow this link to begin or update your application. For those with an existing application, please update your dates of availability and any other relevant information. Upon completing the application process, please email [email protected] to let us know you’re interested.

2018 Summer Crew Leaders

The Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps and the SCA seek qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire youth members during our seven-week summer program. Crew leaders train, supervise and administer crews of 10 members, between the ages of 15 to 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 32 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].


Additional Resources


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