Youth Conservation Corps

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YCC is a well-balanced work-learn-earn program that develops an understanding and appreciation in participating youth of the Nation’s environment and heritage. YCC offers gainful summer employment to youth in a healthful outdoor atmosphere.


Are you a young man or woman age 15 to 18? Do you have a love for the outdoors? Are you interested in exploring a career in conservation and wildlife management? Then the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) is for you!  

Summer Job Opportunity

Applicants are not eligible if they turn 19 prior to the end of the program and must be 15 by the starting date.

Projects include but are not limited to:

  • Nature trail construction and maintenance
  • Building, sign and grounds maintenance
  • Observation deck and boardwalk maintenance
  • Weed control
  • Environmental education
  • Learn about the different jobs in the Fish and Wildlife Service and the conservation of natural resources

Participants will do hard physical work and may be exposed to insects, poison oak and ivy, adverse weather, and difficult working conditions. Some jobs may not be fun or may be a bit monotonous, but in the end most past participants have noted that overall they enjoyed the experience and are glad they had the opportunity.

This eight week program pays minimum wage and will start on June 8, 2020 and end on July 31, 2020. Up to five (5) applicants will be selected for these positions. 

2020 Youth Conservation Corps Information Letter 

To Apply:

To apply, fill out the Youth Conservation Corps application below and return it to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge either by mail or email. Applications must be received or postmarked by May 15, 2020.  Random drawing will be held on May 20, 2020.

Youth Conservation Corps Application (English)

Youth Conservation Corps Application (Spanish)

Mailing Address:
Savannah National Wildlife Refuge
ATTN: Russ Webb
694 Beech Hill Lane
Hardeeville, SC 29927

Email Address:  Russell_Webb@fws.gov

For more information please contact Russ Webb at (912) 313-1366 or Monica Harris at (912) 313-1365.