The SCA Adirondack AmeriCorps Program is a partnership between the Student Conservation Association, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Since 1998, the SCA Adirondack AmeriCorps Program has provided nearly 400,000 hours of service to the lands and people of New York. Each year, 22 volunteers contribute more than 20,000 service hours completing conservation service projects that improve and protect the state’s cultural, recreational and natural resources.

Current Opportunities

Adirondack Corps – Crew Member
This position helps protect public lands by carrying out trail construction and maintenance projects, including trail clearing, bridge construction, stone structure construction and more. Expected dates: May 13 – Oct. 11, 2024. Pay: $3,247 AmeriCorps Education Award, $250/wk living stipend.


  • 900-hour AmeriCorps Program with $3,697.50 Segal Education Award upon successful completion of the program
  • SCA Certified Field Specialist certification
  • $1,720 value of certifications and trainings
  • Leadership development
  • Hands-on experience in the conservation field
  • Room and board provided, a value of $2,676
  • $250 weekly stipend, paid bi-weekly

Training & Certification Opportunities

  • Defensive Driver Training
  • Teamwork, Leadership, Risk Management and Conflict Resolution Skills Training
  • Wilderness Advanced First Aid and CPR Certification
  • Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics
  • Comprehensive Trail Construction & Maintenance Skills, including Native Timber & Stonework
  • Game of Logging Chainsaw Certification*
  • Basic Rigging*
  • American Canoe Association Canoe Training
  • Backcountry Living Skills
  • Crew Management and Leadership
  • Diversity & Inclusion Training

*Note: Crew members will specialize in one of these skills


Members receive full room and board, a weekly living stipend and an AmeriCorps education award.

  • Applicants must be US citizens, as this is an AmeriCorps program.
  • Applicants should be in good physical condition and should enjoy hard work outdoors.
  • Applicants should possess the ability to live and work in a small, close-knit group.
  • Applicants must have good interpersonal communication skills.
  • Outdoors or trail experience preferred but not necessary.


Libby Young, Senior Program Manager, NYS Parks Corps
Phone: (703) 842.4232