Veteran Green Corps

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Overview

If you are a military veteran and are looking to jumpstart a civilian career, extend your service to the nation, or continue to work with other veterans, we may have opportunities for you. If you are a public land agency and would like to know more about engaging veterans, we can help.

Many CYCA-accredited youth corps also operate Veteran Conservation Green Corps crews. CYCA also has opportunities for veterans to serve as public lands interns.

Veteran Green Corps crews are made up of recently returned Iraq an Afghanistan Veterans who are seeking job training and education, especially related to natural resources and fire management careers. These crews operate similarly to traditional youth conservation corps crews. See What Sponsors Need to Know for more information.

Most Veteran Green Corps crews are deployed on fire mitigation, beetle kill mitigation or other fire-related projects. However, they can also complete habitat restoration, riparian restoration, and recreation infrastructure projects. In some cases, Veteran Conservation Corps members may be eligible for increased pay while deployed to fight fires.

Contact CYCA about Crew Week Rates

Agency Costs for Veteran Interns

Veteran internships are structured similarly to CYCA’s young adult Internship Partnership Program. Go to the Internship Partnership Program page for details.