Youth Conservation Corps

YCC Needs You!
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.

What Would You be Doing?
Protecting important cultural and natural resources! You will learn new skills while conducting work projects to help restore and protect the natural, cultural, and historic resources of Fort Smith National Historic Site such as removing exotic or invasive plants; painting fences and historic buildings; teaching childrens' environmental education programs; preserving the natural habitat along the Arkansas River; working with a curator to preserve the park's collection; spending time with a historian to digitize documents; working with the public at an information desk; and conducting an inventory of the park's living history collection.

Learn something new every day
The Youth Conservation Corp isn't just about work, it's about building a future for yourself and the nation. While working on projects you will learn: 1) How your project benefits the park or the overall environment. 2) The project's positive environmental or cultural impacts. 3) Learn about the cultural and historical significance of the park.

How to Apply
Complete an application and send your completed application directly to the park by the due date.

How are selections made?
Enrollees are selected without regard to civil service or classification laws, rules or regulation. The selection process is conducted in a public forum by the random method.

Last updated: December 4, 2017

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