Your child is about to embark on a life-changing experience, where they will have the opportunity to meet new friends, explore potential careers, gain leadership skills, and accomplish hands-on conservation work that will have a lasting impact on the planet.
For over 20 years SCA has ﬁelded its community conservation program in Seattle and the greater Northwest region. Thanks to numerous public agencies, environmental organizations, schools, youth development organizations, and community groups, SCA continues to provide conservation opportunities to an average of 100 young people from the Seattle area each year.
The SCA Northwest Community Program provides year-round conservation opportunities divided into two seasons: school-year programs (running October through May) and summer programs (running June through August). The Northwest Community Program offers both volunteer and paid service opportunities. Volunteer programs occur on weekends during the school-year and for 15-30 days during the summer, while paid, urban service programs run Monday-Friday during the summer. Members serve at sites in and around the Paciﬁc Northwest. Participants build trails and restore habitat while exploring green career opportunities, building leadership skills, and learning about the local environment through ﬁeld trips, outdoor recreation, and service projects.
During the program, participants learn how to work as members of a diverse team of peers; gain knowledge of public land resources, environmental issues, and career readiness skills; increase understanding of environmental and trail restoration techniques; acquire experience in public service and outdoor recreation; and develop valuable professional skills through teambuilding and leadership activities.
- CPR Certiﬁcation
- Resume Building
- Leave No Trace (LNT) Outdoor Ethics
- Financial Literacy
- Habitat Restoration
- Trail Skills
Applicants must be at least 15 years of age or in high school. Other requirements vary by position.