Veterans Fire Corps Summer 2015 Programs
The Student Conservation Association (SCA), in cooperation with our partners, has developed a number of programs that offer all this – Veterans Fire Corps, Veterans Fire Corps Project Leader, and HistoriCorps. We are now accepting applications for these summer 2015 programs.
Since 2011, SCA’s Veterans Fire Corps has given over 130 military veterans the opportunity to continue to answer the call to service, while providing participants with the essential training, credentials, and experience necessary to competitively pursue a career in wildland fire and forestry.
Members of the 2015 Veterans Fire Corps will live and work on three- to six- month teams in locations across the country where they’ll build camaraderie with other veterans and emerging conservation professionals who share a passion for service. In addition to housing, travel, training, and a living allowance, members will receive a $1493 AmeriCorps award.
Leaders of the 2015 Veteran Fire Corps will lead, educate, and inspire Corps Members for the Veteran Fire Corps programs. Leaders will supervise teams of ﬁve Veteran members to complete ﬁre/fuels management work.
VFC Leader candidates must be a minimum of 21 years of age, have a current Wilderness First Responder and CPR certiﬁcation, minimum 2 years prior experience supervising groups in an outdoor setting, extensive ﬁre line, chainsaw, or veterans programming experience (preferred skills: S212 federal chainsaw certiﬁcation and S130/S190 federal ﬁre certiﬁcation); if a Veteran, must have been honorably discharged. View the full position description and apply at here.
The Veterans Historic Preservation Program, a partnership between SCA and HistoriCorps, is an excellent opportunity for those who want to help save America’s historic places while learning a conservation ethic and gaining technical knowledge and hands on experience in historic preservation. After completing orientation and training, the crew travels as a group from project to project, executing a specific scope of work under the guidance of HistoriCorps preservation professionals. Members will learn historic preservation techniques to include caprpentry, roofing, log work, masonry and other trade skills
Please refer interested veterans to our Veteran Opportunities page to learn more and apply today.
All application fees are waived for U.S. Military Veterans. Members receive valuable training, housing, living allowance.