PA Outdoor Corps

About PA Outdoor Corps

Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps

Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps

The SCA, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry have launched a multi-year partnership to field a statewide conservation corps program. The Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps offers paid work experience, job training, and educational opportunities to teens and young adults as they protect and restore public lands and waters.

Outdoor Corps members will tackle hands-on projects in state parks, state forests and other natural lands. In addition, the program provides learning opportunities in resource management, team leadership, environmental topics and recreation skills. Corps members also will be provided with career development training during their period of employment.
Now Hiring!

10-Month Crew Members for the following locations: Philadelphia, Wilkes-Barre, Williamsport, Harrisburg, Altoona, Uniontown, Meadville, and Lewistown.

2018 Crew Members

The Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps is hiring for our 10-month program, running February to November, 2018. These positions are open to individuals ages 18 to 25 who will join a team of six, comprised of five members and one leader, working on conservation projects on Pennsylvania’s public lands.

Projects include, but are not limited to, trail maintenance, habitat restoration, vegetation management, facility maintenance and light construction. Members participate in education and training activities related to resource management, environmental topics and recreation skills. Almost all work and activities take place outdoors in all seasons and weather and involve physically demanding labor. (View the full position description here).

Qualified members who demonstrate exceptional leadership skills and work ethic during their positions on the 10-month crew will also gain the unique opportunity to take a seven-week leave from their position and assume the role of crew leader for one of the PA Outdoor Corps youth crews. These crews are comprised of two leaders and 10 members, ages 15 to 18, and run for six weeks during July and August each summer.

To Apply: Download our application instructions to help guide you through the application process. Then follow this link to begin or update your application. Upon completing the application process, please email to let us know you’re interested.

Please note: due to the high number of applications received, we are no longer scheduling interviews for 10-Month Crew Leader positions. If you are interested in a Leader position, you may still complete and submit our online application, and we will keep your information on file for summer Crew Leader hiring in spring, 2018.


Community Crew Leader

June 2019 - August 2019 Erie, PA
“I loved working outdoors and with the crew. It was a great experience. ”
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