Youth Conservation Corps Opportunities

High school students working on the refuge- USFWS.

Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge (CVNWR) hires its summer Youth Conservation Corps (YCC). 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, 7:30 am-4:00 pm, for 8 weeks during the summer months, usually June through August.

SALARY: minimum wage

HOURS: 7:30am to 4pm

DUTIES: Complete natural resource conservation, protection, and enhancement projects including trail and garden maintenance, boardwalk repairs, wildlife surveys, etc.  Duties are performed in all types of weather/outdoorconditions.

 REQUIREMENTS: Ability to use common hand tools and to 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. Those not initially selected will remain on an alternate candidate list should vacancies occur during the program.  Applications are currently being accepted. 

Download the Application here

For further information, please contact:

Matthew Boarman
Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge
6263 Appalachian Way
Davis, WV 26260
Telephone: (304) 202-5366

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