Youth Conservation Corp (YCC) program applications being accepted by May 5.


Know any budding environmentalists who want some hands on experience working for a wildlife refuge while getting paid?

Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge is sponsoring a summer Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Program to allow high school teens (age15-18) to get hands on experience working in conservation while being paid for their hard work. YCC work will include building and improving trails, removing invasive plants and contributing to wildlife management programs.

This eight week long program (June 26- August 18) includes work of 40 hours per week (Monday-Friday 8-4:30p) and pays $7.25/hr.

Applicants must be 15 to 18 years old, permanent residents of the US and a strong interest in outdoor work and natural resource management is preferred. They will also need a Social Security card prior to the first day of work. YCC enrollees must be able to provide their own transportation since public transportation is not available.

Selection will be made by lottery.

Applications must be postmarked by May 5th, 2017

Youth Conservation Corps Application

Send applications to:

YCC Coordinator, 336 Wilna Road, Warsaw, VA 22572

For questions or additional information, please contact Bill Crouch, Deputy Refuge Manager, or visit