Applicants must be ages 18 to 25, with no conviction for a violent crime and cannot be on formal probation or parole. Applicants must make a one-year commitment and be able to pass a physical and drug test. Both men and women are encouraged to apply. The age limit is up to 29 years of age for veterans.
California Conservation Corps (CCC) offers young men and women 18 to 25 years old a year of paid service to the State of California. During their year of service, corpsmembers work on environmental projects and respond to natural and man-made disasters. The CCC offers a wide range of job training from firefighting, flood response, trail building, and culinary, among others. Applicants also have an opportunity to earn a high school diploma through the on-site John Muir Charter School, if they do not already have one. Corpsmembers are paid once a month and are also eligible for academic scholarships.
CCC offers housing placement. There are seven residential facilities located throughout the State of California to which corpsmembers can be assigned. Corpsmembers can reside at any of the facilities and be part of the program at that location. Please visit ccc.ca.gov for more information.