Vermont Youth Conservation Corps

We believe young people change the world.

Every generation has new opportunities and faces new challenges. Vermont Youth Convervation Corps (VYCC) imparts the skills and values young people need to make our communities and environment stronger, healthier, and more resilient.

Our model is built of a national conservation Corps model that links the core methods of learning, service to community, and paying jobs for young people. Each year we pay over 250 young people (ages 15-26) to do hands-on work in farming and conservation projects via our small crews across the state of Vermont. These amazing experiences help develop each Corps Member’s leadership, teamwork, understanding and embrace of inclusion and equity, and larger professional skills. We are unified in our vision of being #OneCorpsAllCorps, which unites our 6,000+ alumni, supporters, project partners, and amazing staff as one big team who are making Vermont a great place to live, work, and explore.