Military Veterans Only

The Wyoming Veterans Trail Crew (WyVTC) consists of eight Military Veterans, six crew members and two crew leaders. Starting in mid-May, these eight veterans begin their orientation to the WyVTC program and the WCC at large with 10 days of technical training in the field.

The summer will be filled with trail project after trail project traveling and working on the impressive 10,472 miles of recreational trails in Wyoming. The schedule of time out in the field will vary with the projects timelines.

Crew Leader: 900 hours Commitment

  • Spend your summer and fall traveling Wyoming designing, building, and maintaining recreation trails with 7 other military veterans.
  • Earn an AmeriCorps Education Award of $2,907.50
  • Living stipend
  • Earn your Wilderness First Responder Certification and upper-division credits from the Environment and Natural Resources college of the University of Wyoming at no cost to you
  • Earn your U.S. Forest Service S-212 chainsaw certification
  • Be in a team environment again
  • Learn technical skills about trail work and building with stone and wood

Crew Member: 450 hours Commitment 

  • Spend your summer and fall traveling Wyoming designing, building, and maintaining recreation trails with 7 other military veterans.
  • Earn an AmeriCorps Education Award of $2,907.50
  • Living stipend
  • Earn your Wilderness First Aid Certification and upper-division credits from the Environment and Natural Resources college of the University of Wyoming at no cost to you
  • Be in a team environment again 
  • Learn technical skills about trail work and building with stone and wood

Application Requirements

  • Employment:
    • Leaders: February- August
    • All: May – August
  • Must have served or serving in US Armed Forces
  • Age 18+
  • Able to lift 50 lbs repeatedly
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Familiar with hand tools
  • Ability to hike in rugged terrain carrying heavy packs and tools
  • Click here for Application Materials 

Stipend

An AmeriCorps position with Wyoming Conservation Corps is a volunteer position; an opportunity for participants to receive training, learn from their peers, and serve their community by restoring habitat and improving accessibility to natural areas. Monthly living stipends are intended to cover basic living costs (rent, utilities, food) while participating in the program.