Virginia Service and Conservation Corps – Veterans Crew

serviceA program of Virginia State Parks, the Virginia Service and Conservation Corps Veterans Crews places veterans in crews to serve on special park projects throughout the Commonwealth. Veterans Crew members complete projects on public lands in Virginia State Parks, including creating accessible trails and facilities, yurt installation, invasive species control, and habitat construction. Members receive valuable training and certifications during service, including Wildland Firefighting, First Aid/CPR, trail building, pesticide/herbicide use, chainsaw use, and construction. The work is physically demanding and primarily outdoors in all weather conditions. Crew members are based at Pocahontas State Park and Hungry Mother State Park, and frequent overnight travel is required. Housing is provided. Members must serve 1700 hours between November 2016 and August 2017. A monthly living allowance of $1,253 and health care are provided to members. An Education Award of $5,775 is available upon successful completion of service. Mandatory training will take place from November 1-4 at Twin Lakes State Park. In order to serve in the VSCC Veterans Crew, members must have served in US Armed Forces, including Guard and Reserves with a discharge or release under conditions other than dishonorable.  To learn more, click here.