As part of an SCA Corps Program, you’ll 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 work 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 build 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.
Maintaining trails in the Adirondack Mountains of New York.
Native plant work, fuels reduction, restoration, and general resource management in Alaska.
Protection of natural and recreational resources in New York State parks.
Connecting communities in New York’s Hudson Valley.
Conserving public land throughout Idaho.
Constructing trails and engaging students with the outdoors.
Maintaining trails and engaging communities across New Hampshire.
Enhancing the visitor experience in Allegany, Finger Lakes, and Thousand Islands State Parks.
Completing conservation projects and preserving historic structures while gaining new skills and making great friends.
Tackling hands-on projects in state parks, state forests, and other natural lands.
Engaging teams of military veterans in protecting parks and communities in the path of fire.
Implementing hands-on sustainability projects in the Pittsburgh region.