Appalachian Conservation Corps (ACC) works to connect young people to critical conservation service projects across the Appalachian region and neighboring communities in Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Maryland, D.C., and Pennsylvania. As a Corps program, ACC partners with public land managers to identify, plan, and complete projects that improve public access, habitat quality, and economic development. ACC is a program of Conservation Legacy, a nationwide network of conservation service organizations envisioning a world with healthy lands, air, and water, thriving people, and resilient communities.
Our programs focus on place-based learning, life skills development, appreciation of diversity, civic responsibility, and career development. ACC also provides an opportunity for members to learn about the local environment and the issues affecting it, and introduces individuals to recreation and resource management careers.
ACC offers a variety of opportunities and focus areas - from leadership development programs to youth conservation crews to individual placement internships. Each program is founded in a desire to do meaningful work on our public land and cultivate a new generation of land stewards. Serve the land and your community – be part of something BIGGER.
Positions are offered seasonally, and most participants serve in an AmeriCorps National Service Term, earning a modest living stipend and an education award to support further development. Learn more about the benefits of AmeriCorps service on their website.