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COYCC: Central Oregon Youth Conservation Corps

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Update: Applications for 2021 are closed. Applications for summer, 2022 will be due May 1st, 2022

COYCC, our seasonal summer program run in partnership with the United States Forest Service, hires young people from across Central Oregon for 8 weeks of natural resources conservation work. As corpsmembers, these young people will learn job skills, earn wages, and become the next generation of conservationists through projects that improve public lands and keep local communities safer from wildfire. They will forge close bonds with their crew members, learn the importance of teamwork, and complete the program with a lifelong sense of pride at what they have accomplished. The program employs over 70 Central Oregon teens each summer. This is not a residential program and is geared toward local youth.


Age Location Length Compensation
16-18 Crescent, Bend, Redmond, Sisters, Prineville, Madras, Warm Springs 8 weeks $12.75/hour, M-Th
When Next Hiring Education
June 28 - August 19 Sorry, hiring is done for summer 2021. Applications for 2022 due 5/1/22! Earn 0.5-1 credit through your high school