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Adult Conservation Crews

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are the Benefits?

AmeriCorps Participants Receive Many Benefits!

*Benefits vary by position or individual eligibility. Contact us if you have questions.

  • Education Award Use for student loans, certifications, work trade programs, education expenses, and more

  • Forbearance for certain student loans while serving with AmeriCorps.

  • FREE Health Insurance* (members serving over 4 months)

  • Member Assistance Program (MAP) FREE access to 24/7 behavioral health resources. Also includes financial planning, legal assistance, life coaching, and more! 

  • Living Allowance

  • AmeriCorps Child Care Benefits

  • Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP)

  • Meals provided while on projects

  • Access to Pro Deals

  • We provide uniform work shirts and transportation to work sites.

  • Tools and safety gear are covered. Things like hard hat, work gloves, ear protection, safety glasses and group camping gear. We have some items to loan if needed


  • Basic First Aid & CPR 

  • Wilderness Advanced First Aid

  • Chainsaw Certification

  • Crosscut Certification 

  • Applicators License

  • Defensive Driving

Training and Opportunities*

  • Training on Resume Building, Interviewing, and Federal Hiring

  • Hand & Power Tool Use (including chainsaw and crosscut saw)

  • Backcountry Travel & Navigation

  • Trail Maintenance & Construction

  • Leave No Trace

  • Habitat Management & Improvement

  • Leadership development program. This program will enhance, communication, team building, and stewardship. 

  • Learn about natural resource management

  • Develop life skills, work skills, and a strong service ethic

  • Connect with project partners: federal, state, and non-profits for career opportunities

  • Join our network of alumni in natural resource careers all over the country

  • Work in beautiful, wild, and protected places.

  • Work in National Forests, wilderness areas, and National Parks. 

  • Make lasting changes to the environment, climate, and our communities.

*Benefits vary by position or individual eligibility. Contact us if you have questions.