Searching for a great career building opportunity this Fall? 

Northwest Youth Corps and Idaho Conservation Corps are currently recruiting for many paid fall positions. Whether you are between schools, taking a gap year, or looking to gain more experience for your future career, we have a spot for you. The challenge and simplicity of weeks spent working outside on meaningful conservation projects will give you the chance to gain perspective, learn new skills, meet new friends, and discover new opportunities.


Crew Member Positions: Offering fall programs for both youth (ages 16-19) and young adults (ages 19+). Participants earn money for their work in the form of either a stipend (youth program) or AmeriCorps living allowance (adult program). Both payments are given in the form of a check that can be spent as you wish. Young adult participants are also eligible to receive an AmeriCorps education award that is a lump sum payment to be used to pay for education related expenses such as tuition or school loan repayment. More information about the AmeriCorps educational award can be found here


Leader Positions: Recruiting fall leaders age 21+ to oversee both youth and young adult conservation crews. Many different types of leadership positions are available in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Leaders live and work outdoors on meaningful conservation projects while empowering the next generation of conservation heroes. Wilderness first aid certification or greater is preferred.

For all positions apply online at and if you have questions we are here to help, call us at (541) 349-5055 


Quick links for Fall positions

Youth Positions Young Adult Positions Leader Positions


Fall Youth Camping Program

Residential Camping Program for ages 16-19

Youth Camping Programs combine education and job skill training with outdoor adventure for ages 16 to 19. With the guidance of experienced field staff, youth crew members work on projects, while developing leadership skills and learning how to work as a team. Crews camp in the field for their entire 5 week session, traveling to a new project often. In addition to earning an educational stipend and high school credit, participants gain a sense of pride that comes with hard work, learn to become stewards of the land, and develop lasting friendships!

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Session Dates Tuition Stipend+Bonus
Oregon 9/10-10/15 $75  up to $1,415 



Young Adult Program

Residential Camping Program for ages 19+

Participants in our Young Adult Program, receive paid job-training experience while meeting the Northwest’s highest priority conservation needs, including wildfire reduction, non-native weed eradication, and trail building and maintenance. In addition to accomplishing critical work, members earn professional certifications needed to become part of the next generation of stewardship leaders, as well as an AmeriCorps living allowance and education award.

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Session Dates Living

8/3-10/14 $4,235 $1,678
Oregon 8/23-10/28 $4,235 $1,678
Washington 8/23-10/28 $4,235 $1,678


Leadership Development Program

Residential Camping Program for ages 20+

The Leadership Development Program (LDP) offers leadership training to aspiring outdoor leaders interested in pursuing employment with conservation corps and outdoor programs. The LDP integrates team-based work projects, education, and on-site vocational training into a curriculum that prioritizes leadership growth, and the development of conservation work skills. Participants will develop hard skills working on conservation and recreation projects while developing the soft skills required to successfully lead groups in the outdoors.

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Session Dates Living Allowance  AmeriCorps
Fall LDP 8/24-10/28 $4,235 $1,678



Leadership Positions

Lead conservation crews for ages 21+

Northwest Youth Corps Leaders perform many roles and are the key to our program’s success. They understand that being a leader is much more than being a boss. They have the drive, commitment, and mental toughness to carry them through the unexpected challenges that arise at the most inopportune of times; a remote location with bad weather, in the middle of trying to complete a mile of new trail, finish a bridge, or eradicate an invasive species. The position is multi-faceted and demanding, but with opportunity for enormous rewards. Successful Leaders demonstrate high standards, good sense, excellent judgment, and the desire to devote themselves to the crew and program alike. Leadership positions require physical aptitude, mental fortitude, and a high level of comfort in the outdoors.

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