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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.

As conditions change, Conservation Legacy policies will evolve—we will post our most recent updates on our website and via social media. Please stay connected for the most up to date information.

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.

In Service,

Conservation Legacy and Program Staff

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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.

See all open Conservation Legacy positions here!

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!

Position TitleDatesLocationApplication
Leadership Development Crew • Crew MemberLate February - May 2022Harrisonburg, VAApply Now!
Mountain Bike Trailbuilding Crew • Crew MemberLate February - July 2022Harrisonburg, VAApply Now!
Spring Conservation Crews • Crew MemberMarch or April - June or August 2022Harrisonburg, VAApply Now!
Summer Conservation Crews • Crew MemberJune - August/September 2022Harrisonburg, VAApply Now!
Shenandoah Youth Corps • Youth MemberSummer 2022Harrisonburg, VAApply Now!
Roanoke Young Women's Day Crew • Affinity Youth MemberSummer 2022Roanoke, VAApply Now!
Harrisonburg Youth Camping Crew • Youth MemberSummer 2022Harrisonburg, VAApply Now!
Beckley Day Youth Crew • Youth MemberSummer 2022Beckley, WVApply Now!
Valley Forge Day Youth Crew • Youth MemberSummer 2022King of Prussia, PAApply Now!

Leadership Positions

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!

Position TitleDatesLocationApplication
All Abilities Crew Leader • Seasonal StaffSeasonal 2022Harrisonburg, VAApply Now!
Staff Crew Leader • Seasonal StaffSeasonal - rolling vacancyHarrisonburg, VAApply Now!
AmeriCorps Crew Leader • AmeriCorpsSeasonal - rolling vacancyHarrisonburg, VAApply 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.

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Position TitleDatesLocationApplication
Education & Interpretation Intern • Antietam National BattlefieldMarch 21st, 2022 - September 16th, 2022Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg, MDClick Here
Werowocomoco Ancestral Lands Interns • Colonial National Historical Park May - November 2022Jamestown, VA and surrounding areaClick Here
Women of Shenandoah Interpretive Media Internship • Shenandoah National ParkMay - September or October 2022Luray, VAClick Here
Land Steward Individual Placements • Virginia Outdoors FoundationMay 2022 - April 2023Northern VA and Charlottesville, VAClick Here
Resource Management and Maintenance Interns • Monocacy National BattlefieldMay - August 2022Monocacy National Battlefield, Frederick, MDClick Here
Resource Management Interns • Antietam National Battlefield
May - August 2022Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg, MDClick Here
Living History Intern • Appomattox Court House National Historical ParkMay - August 2022Appomattox Court House, Appomattox, VAClick Here

Recruiter Contacts

Information Staff Name Email
General Questions ACC Recruiting
Individual Placements Maddie Interdonato
Crews Eleanor Trott
Leadership Positions Robert Pullen


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.