COVID-19 Update: Dear Applicants and Potential Participants,
Our crews and individual placements have always been the foundation and driving force of this organization. The safety of our participants has always been our utmost priority. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 situation, we have activated an Incident Response Team and are working around the clock to monitor and manage the effects of the outbreak. Conservation Legacy and its programs are strictly following guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and local public health agencies. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your program or recruitment staff.
We urge everyone to follow CDC and WHO protocols to limit the spread of the virus. We hope that you and your families are well.
Conservation Legacy and Program Staff
Appalachian Conservation Corps (ACC) seeks applicants who are interested in fully committing to the program, who are willing to overcome any challenges, and those who will take advantage of the opportunities, skills and trainings that are offered throughout their term of service. ACC seeks those who will benefit from and contribute the most to the program; many positions require no previous experience.
Crew Member Positions
Crew Member positions include: Adult Conservation Crews, Youth Conservation Crews, and Leadership Development Program Crews. Please read through the position description before applying. Crew Member positions are entry-level, for individuals who are interested in the field of conservation but may not have previous experience, although those with experience are encouraged to apply as well.
Please see the table below for open Crew Member positions with ACC. Click the 'Apply Now' link for more information and instructions to apply. Applications are reviewed and individuals are selected on a rolling basis. Good luck!
|Conservation Crew • Crew Member||May 31 - July 27 or Oct 5, 2021||Harrisonburg, VA||Apply Now!|
|Conservation Crew • Crew Member||August - October 2021||Harrisonburg, VA||Apply Now!|
|Conservation Crew • Crew Member||August - October 2021||Valley Forge, PA||Apply Now!|
|Women's Saw Crew • Crew Member||August - October 2021||Harrisonburg, VA||Apply Now!|
|Southwest Virginia Conservation Crew • Crew Member||May - July or October 2021||Abingdon, VA||Apply Now!|
|Shenandoah Youth Corps • Youth Crew Member||Summer 2022||Harrisonburg, VA and Shenandoah National Park||Check back in January 2022!|
|Beckley Youth Conservation Crew • Youth Crew Member||Session 2: July 12 - August 6||Beckley, WV||Apply Now!|
Crew Leader positions include: Staff Crew Leaders and AmeriCorps Crew Leaders. Crew Leaders with ACC perform many roles and are the key to our program’s success. Candidates must demonstrate resourcefulness, professionalism, excellent judgement, and strong communication skills. Previous experience in the outdoor industry, and ideally in the Conservation Corps world, is needed for these positions. Successful Crew Leaders lead by example and devote themselves to creating a strong and safe crew culture, working alongside, supporting, and mentoring their crew members.
Please see the table below for open Leadership positions with ACC. Click the 'Apply Here' link for more information and instructions to apply. Applications are reviewed and individuals are selected on a rolling basis. Good luck!
|Head Crew Leader • Seasonal Staff||Seasonal Staff (Starting in February)||Harrisonburg, VA||Check back soon!|
|Staff Crew Leader • Seasonal Staff||Seasonal Staff (Starting in May or August)||Harrisonburg, VA||Apply Now!|
|AmeriCorps Crew Leader • AmeriCorps|
May - August OR May - October 2021
|Harrisonburg, VA||Apply Now!|
|Beckley Youth Crew Leader • Seasonal Staff||May 31 - August 6, 2021||Beckley, WV||Apply Now!|
|Rocktown Outdoor Conservation Crew Leader • Seasonal Staff||June 14 - August 6, 2021||Harrisonburg, VA||Apply Now!|
Individual Placement (IP) Positions
IP Positions are internships offered with a variety of partners, including federal agencies. IPs serve in specialized roles, working on a particular facet of resource management such as Education & Interpretation, Invasive Plant Management, or Backcountry & GIS. IPs work directly with partner staff, and thus have access to many networking, skill-building, and professional development opportunities. IP Positions often require previous education or experience in the applicable field, and candidates must display professionalism, initiative, and maturity.
Please see the table below for open Individual Placement positions with ACC. Click the 'Apply Here' link for more information and instructions to apply. Applications are reviewed and individuals are selected on a rolling basis. Good luck!
|Stream Sweeper Individual Placement - Center for Natural Capital • AmeriCorps||July - October 2021||St. Paul, VA||Apply Here!|
|Land Steward Individual Placement - Virginia Outdoors Foundation • AmeriCorps||TBD||Northern VA; office based out of Warrenton, VA||Check back soon!|
|Werowocomoco Ancestral Lands Individual Placement • AmeriCorps||TBD 2022||Jamestown, VA and surrounding area||Check back soon!|
|Werowocomoco Ancestral Lands Individual Placement Lead • AmeriCorps||TBD 2022||Jamestown, VA and surrounding area||Check back soon!|
Staff Positions will be posted on an as-needed basis and include temporary, seasonal, and full-time permanent opportunities. Staff positions involve field work, administrative work, and often a combination of the two. To join our mailing list to be notified about Staff Position openings, please contact ACCRecruiting@conservationlegacy.org.
Conservation Legacy is a proud Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps & Peace Corps alums are encouraged to apply for staff openings!
Current Staff Openings
Check back soon!
|General Questions||ACC Recruiting||ACCrecruiting@conservationlegacy.org|
|Individual Placements and Crew||Michelle Marsichfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Leadership Positions||Robert Pullenemail@example.com|
WHO WE SERVE
Appalachian Conservation Corps (ACC) emphasizes the recruitment and engagement of diverse teams and individuals who learn from each other and their projects in a supportive environment. In selecting participants, ACC encourages all types of diversity including, but not limited to; race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, social-economic, and disability.
Appalachian Conservation Corps also emphasizes the engagement of local individuals who represent the communities in which they serve. ACC intentionally searches for funding sources and program options to support the goal of offering experiences to a wide range of participants.