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National Park Service Seeking Applicants for 2018 Youth Conservation Corps

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Date: February 28, 2018
Contact: Sierra Mathias, (925) 228-8860 ext. 6429

John Muir National Historic Site (NHS) is seeking applicants for the 2018 Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) summer program to work and learn alongside National Park Service (NPS) rangers. YCC is a paid outdoor work program that provides a safe, educational, and meaningful experience for young adults of all backgrounds and interests.

The purpose of the program is to provide local youth, ages 15-18, an opportunity to gain work experience and skills, learn about their local environment and explore careers in environmental science, conservation, parks and recreation. YCC members will assist with a variety of work projects to help restore and protect the natural and cultural heritage at John Muir NHS and several other NPS sites in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. This experience also includes several educational field trips, such as camping trips to two National Park sites. 

The work program is eight weeks long, from June 18th – August 10th, 2018. Work hours are 7:00am – 3:30pm, Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week. YCC members are paid the California State Minimum Wage, $11.00 per hour. Applicants must be able to commit to the entire eight weeks and attend a mandatory orientation on Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 from 9:00am – 12:00pm.

To learn more:

Send all application materials to: 
John Muir National Historic Site
YCC Program Manager 
4202 Alhambra Ave, Martinez, CA 94553 (open 7 days a week, 10am to 5pm)

Or by email at: e-mail us

Applications are due by Sunday, April 15th, 2018. For questions about the program, contact Sierra Mathias at e-mail us.

Last updated: March 1, 2018

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