Monday, February 16, 2015

WCC: Now Hiring in Walla Walla (and statewide!)

By Jessica Payne, Washington Conservation Corps communications manager

Calling all outdoor enthusiasts! Want to gain hands-on experience protecting and restoring the environment you love? Want to be part of a team that helps people and works with nature? Are you 18 to 25 years old or a military veteran? If so, WCC wants you!

New crew in Walla Walla seeks team members

The Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) works outdoors year-round to protect and enhance Washington’s natural resources. Right now, we're hiring crew members for our new crew located in Walla Walla.

By joining the WCC, you will work with like-minded people making a difference. Your projects will involve a variety of natural resource and restoration work. This could include constructing fencing, planting trees, improving forest health, building trails, removing invasive plants, and restoring stream. 

Your work with WCC will take you across the state or overnight in the woods at times. You might even be called upon to respond to wildfires or a natural disaster. We reimburse members for their travel and cover food and lodging when you are on location.

The details...

Interested in joining the new Walla Walla crew? Check to see if you qualify:
  • No experience? No problem!
  • You must be a Washington State resident
  • Must be able to pass a background check
  • Must be 18-25 years old, but age restrictions do not apply to Gulf War era II veterans, reservists, and dependents
Most importantly, applicants must be willing to work outdoors, in all types of weather and contribute to a team atmosphere.

What do you get? As a crew member, you will make $9.47/hour. You will also earn an AmeriCorps Education Award of $2,822.00 for school after completing 900 hours and each six-month term.

Not in Walla Walla? That's okay, we're hiring positions across the state.

Apply online:

More about WCC

Our Washington Conservation Corps program consists of three subprograms: the core WCC, Veteran Conservation Corps, and Puget SoundCorps. 

These programs give young adults and military vets meaningful service and training opportunities that often include environmental projects and disaster relief work through six-month to two-year assignments.

Learn how you can apply to be a member on Ecology’s WCC webpage

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