Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 25 years old and a California resident. Applicants must be able to pass fingerprint and background check, physical exam and drug test, be willing and able to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions, and be able to respond to emergencies and be away from home or assigned center for two weeks or longer. Must be willing and able to participate in the CCC education program. The age limit is 29 years of age for veterans.
California Conservation Corps (CCC) offers young adults (ages 18 to 25) paid work experience and the opportunity to protect and enhance California's natural resources and communities. During their year of service, Corpsmembers receive a monthly stipend. They work on environmental projects and also respond to state and federal disasters. The CCC offers a wide range of job training including firefighting, flood response, trail building, and culinary, among others.
Applicants have an opportunity to earn a high school diploma through the on-site John Muir Charter School. Corpsmembers are paid once a month and are also eligible for academic scholarships.
The CCC offers housing placement. There are nine residential facilities located throughout the State of California to which Corpsmembers can be assigned. Corpsmembers can also choose to work at one of 11 non-residential facilities throughout the state. Please visit ccc.ca.gov for more information.