Lewis and Clark National Historical Park recruits for YCC program

 

March 12, 2020



Lewis and Clark National Historical Park is currently recruiting for the 2020 Youth Conservation Corps (YCC), a non-residential work-based education program for young men and women between the ages of 15 and 18.

The 10-week YCC season starts June 15 and ends Aug. 21. Lewis and Clark National Historical Park recruits youth from all social, economic, ethnic, and racial backgrounds for the program. No previous wilderness experience is required. Applicants should possess a positive attitude, a willingness and ability to work in a physically active outdoor program, and get along well with others. Lead and crew positions are available. The pay is $12/hour and candidates must be citizens of the United States and 15 years of age by June 15, but not over 19 years of age by August 21.

YCC is designed to develop an appreciation for the nation’s natural resources and heritage through unique educational, recreational, and work experiences. Corps members work together with National Park Service (NPS) staff to complete conservation projects such as trail rehabilitation, campground restoration, and a wide variety of resource management, visitor support services, and maintenance projects.


Participants develop their job and leadership skills while exploring personal values, gaining self-esteem, expanding their awareness of work ethics, and learning firsthand about environmental and conservation issues. Corps members also participate in a work and learn camping event, recreational activities and discover the many options for careers in the NPS and other land management agencies.

Completed application materials must be received by COB April 3, 2020 at the park. Visit https://www.nps.gov/lewi/getinvolved/workwithus.htm for an application or stop by the Fort Clatsop Visitor Center, 92343 Fort Clatsop Road, Astoria, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. for an application.

The Lewis and Clark National Historical Park YCC Program is funded by park entrance fees.

 

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