The SCA is a national non-profit changing lives through hands-on conservation work in the outdoors. Our program participants protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks and community green spaces across the country. After working with the SCA, our members emerge with increased environmental awareness, social responsibility and leadership skills.

For over 26 years, the SCA Massachusetts Conservation Corps program members have served Massachusetts’s public lands from Cape Cod to the Berkshires.

Current Opportunities

Massachusetts Conservation Corps
The SCA Massachusetts Conservation Corps (MACC) is looking for candidates to join our Corps as a 21-week member. The MACC is an AmeriCorps program focused on leadership development, completing critical conservation service projects, and building a sense of community. If you’ve ever wanted to learn the hard and soft skills of being a conservation leader, come join this community of like-minded, service-oriented individuals and help us tackle some of Massachusett’s most pressing conservation issues. Expected dates: July 1 – Nov. 22, 2024. Pay: $1,200/Biweekly. (living allowance)

Trail Crew Program

The Massachusetts Conservation Corps is a seven-month program that runs May 20 through Nov. 22, 2024. The program is based in Hawley, Massachusetts, with project sites throughout Massachusetts. Training and projects aim to address conservation needs on Public Lands in Massachusetts. This position is primarily hands-on, and projects can be physically demanding. Before applying, applicants are encouraged to reflect on the concept of Service. This is an AmeriCorps position – not a typical job – and requires a commitment to not only serving in public lands but also committing to the community experience of residential living. Members of the Massachusetts Conservation Corps meet regularly, reflect on their service, and contribute to community-building processes.

Member Benefits:

  • $1,200 bi-weekly living allowance before taxes
  • $3,697.50 Segal Education Award at the end of the completed service term
  • SNAP eligibility is up to $250 per month, plus various discounts available to EBT cardholders
  • Childcare assistance available
  • Professional Certifications including Wilderness First Responder, Adult & Child CPR
  • Conservation training in carpentry, rock work, trailside structure restoration, and more!
  • The opportunity to serve in State Parks & Forest throughout Massachusetts
  • Networking opportunities with conservation professionals with state parks, forests and nonprofits across Massachusetts.

Training Included as part of Position:

  • Wilderness First Responder & CPR Certification – $850
  • SCA Conservation Work Skills – $450
  • Chainsaw Safety Training Levels 1 & 2 – $500
  • Nonviolent Communication Training
  • Leadership, resume building, and other professional development opportunities.



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Bryce Spare, Program Coordinator, Massachusetts Conservation Corps