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Youth Conservation Corps Opportunities

High school students working on the refuge- USFWS.Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge (CVNWR) is now accepting applications for its summer Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program through April 1, 2017. This 8-week youth employment program begins in mid-June and continues through the first week of August.

WHERE: Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge headquarters located at 6263 Appalachian Highway on Route 32 in Canaan Valley, WV

WHAT: Full-time (40 hrs per week) summer employment, Monday through Friday, 7 am-3:30 pm, for 8 weeks from June-August.

SALARY: minimum wage

HOURS: 7:30am to 4pm

DUTIES: Assist with and complete natural resource conservation, habitat protection, and enhancement projects including, but not limited to, trail and garden maintenance, boardwalk repairs, wildlife surveys, etc. Duties are performed in all types of weather/outdoor conditions. 

REQUIREMENTS: Ability to use common hand tools and perform physical labor. Must be between 15 and 18 years of age for the duration of the program. Must have parental approval and transportation to Refuge headquarters. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

SELECTION: Enrollee selection will be on a random basis from the pool of eligible applicants. Depending on the applicant mix, a balanced number of male and female enrollees will be selected. Those not initially selected will remain on an alternate candidate list should vacancies occur during the program. 

Download the Application here.

For further information, please contact:

Matthew Boarman 

Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge 

6263 Appalachian Way, Davis, WV 26260 

Telephone: (304) 866-3858 Ex 3026 


Last Updated: Mar 01, 2017
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