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Visitors hiking in a park.
Youth Conservation Corps
Be Part of the Team. Youth Conservation Corps members at Yellowstone National Park.
Be Part of the Team! Youth Conservation Corps members join together at Yellowstone National Park (WY,MT,ID).
Rachel Cudmore

National parks are in disrepair. Historic buildings are crumbling, native species are losing the fight to invasive species, trails are disappearing. We need you! Get paid to accomplish needed conservation work on public lands.

Join the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) and become an important member of a cadre of dedicated individuals who work and play in the national parks. As a member of the Youth Conservation Corps you will personally have a role in protecting the nation's precious resources during this 8-10 week summer program.


Enjoy the views! A Youth Conservation Corps member relaxes in front of a spectacular view at Denali National Park and Preserve, AK.

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What would I do?

Is YCC right for me?

How to Apply

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YCC members share their experiences.

Parks with YCC Programs