The Maryland Conservation Corps (MCC) is an award-winning AmeriCorps program that engages young adults ages 17-25 in extensive natural resource management and park conservation projects. The mission of the program is to provide both skills training and opportunities for young adults to serve Maryland’s conservation needs.
Managed by the Maryland Park Service since 1984, MCC provides members with opportunities for skill development and personal growth through a supportive, team-based environment, emphasizing the satisfaction of completing projects that benefit Maryland’s natural resources.
Crew members will serve in teams of five at one of seven state park locations around the state. Crews will focus on park improvement projects, trail maintenance and construction, providing environmental education programs to the public and invasive species removal. All members will receive training in: Chainsaw Safety, Wildland Firefighter, Emergency Medical Responder, Small Craft Safety and Environmental Education.
The full-time, 40 hours per week program begins Sept. 30, 2019 and concludes Aug. 2020. Upon successful completion of the program, members will receive an AmeriCorps education award of $5,920 to use toward student loans or future tuition. Members can defer most student loans while enrolled in the program. Other benefits include paid health insurance and a living allowance.
Applications must be submitted through the AmeriCorps website–the link is available on the Maryland Conservation Corps website http://dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/mcc.aspx. Contact Tina Stevens for more information, firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-260-8193.