National Park Service seeking applicants for 2019 Youth Conservation Corps

John Muir National Historic Site (NHS) is seeking applicants for the 2019 Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) summer program to work and learn alongside National Park Service (NPS) rangers. YCC is a paid outdoor work program that provides a safe, educational, and meaningful experience for young adults of all backgrounds and interests.

The purpose of the program is to provide local youth, ages 15-18, an opportunity to gain work experience and skills, learn about their local environment and explore careers in environmental science, conservation, parks and recreation. YCC members will assist with a variety of work projects to help restore and protect the natural and cultural heritage at John Muir NHS and several other NPS sites in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. This experience also includes several educational field trips, such as camping trips to National Park sites.

The work program is eight weeks long, from June 17th – August 9th, 2018. Work hours are 7:00am – 3:30pm, Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week. YCC members are paid the California State Minimum Wage, $12.00 per hour. Applicants must be able to commit to the entire eight weeks and attend a mandatory orientation on Saturday, June 1st, 2019 from 9:00am – 12:00pm.

To learn more:

Mail or drop off all application materials to:

John Muir National Historic Site
Attn: YCC Program Manager
4202 Alhambra Ave, Martinez, CA 94553 (open 7 days a week, 10am to 5pm)

Or by email at:

Applications are due by Sunday, April 7th, 2019. For questions about the program, contact Fernando Villalba at

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