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This is an excellent program for anyone wanting to go into Forestry, Firefighting, Environmental work, or Disaster Relief. Your C-1 (Leader) and group leaders care so much about your personal growth and want to help you succeed. They can even help you finish high school. This is a year long program that will help you to turn into a responsible adult that cares about the environment. You have the opportunity to work on natural disasters such as fires, oil leaks, hurricanes etc., and can work in trail work, clearing, and weed control.
This is not a job for the faint-hearted, or the weak. You work a 40 hour week outdoors, and are on call for emergencies. You may go on an 8-day spike, outside of your general area. Going to college is impossible while working, and you will be camping and working in all kinds of weather. On spikes and fires, you will not be able to come home. It's hard work, low pay, miserable conditions, but it's also super fun.
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I am so impressed by leadership, and I would have loved to stay if I hadn't decided to enroll in college. You all have provided young people with a stable job that allows them to find a start in their professional life. Thank you for all you do!
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The California Conservation Corps (CCC) helps fight fires, save the environment, and respond to emergencies across the state. Made up of young adults (between the ages of 18 and 25) hired on for a year of service, the corps works on a wide variety of projects sponsored by state, city, county, and federal agencies, as well as not-for-profit organizations, schools, and private industry. Services include landscaping, trail construction, tree planting, energy auditing, and fire hazard reduction. Established in 1976, CCC is modeled after the Civilian Conservation Corps formed ...