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 20 years, the SCA Massachusetts Conservation Corps program members have served Massachusetts’s public lands from the Atlantic Coast to the Berkshires.

Current Opportunities

Massachusetts Conservation Corps (PO-00735477)
The SCA Massachusetts Conservation Corps (MACC) is looking for candidates to join our existing Corps as a 15-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 Massachusetts most pressing conservation issues. Dates: July 11, 2023 – Oct. 20, 2023.

Trail Crew Program

After extensive trail training, eighteen members head out into the field in teams of six to tackle conservation projects. For ten days, members camp out together and complete projects, like: new trail construction, rock steps, rock retaining walls, water bars, rustic timber bridges, box steps, trail clearing, trail repair and drainage, sign installation, and more.

In just one season, the SCA Massachusetts Conservation Corps members were able to:

  • Impact 99 miles of trail.
  • Build 34 boardwalks/bridges/puncheons (and maintain 10 more)
  • “set” 248 stones
  • Brush and clear 37 trails
  • Community Outreach and Engagement

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Benefits

  • Compensation: $200.00/week living allowance, before tax
  • Housing and Food provided for entire program – estimated value of $5,500
  • AmeriCorps Award (1200 hours - $4,826.50) upon successful completion of program
    – $485 one-time travel/commuting stipend
    – SNAP eligibility up to $250 per month plus various discounts available to EBT card holders
    – Housing and Utilities for duration of program with onsite laundry
  • Health Insurance eligible through MA Health Insurance
  • Member Assistance Program
  • Trainings provided: Wilderness First Aid, Leave No Trace Trainer, Chainsaw or Rigging, Trails Work Skills Training, and SCA Leadership Development Training
  • Tents and field kitchen equipment provided

Partners

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Contact

Please direct any questions or statements of interest for program opportunities to Julia Graham, Program Assistant, at jgraham@thesca.org.

Want to know more about SCA Massachusetts Conservation Corps? Email scamassachusetts@thesca.org, or give the office a call at 1-346-292-5240.

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