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California Conservation Corps (CCC)

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California Conservation Corps (CCC)

Offers training and employment to state residents age 18-23 in a variety of locations throughout California.


California residents age 18 to 25 who are willing to make a one-year commitment to work on environmental and community projects anywhere in California may apply to the program. Applicants may live in 24-hour residential facilities located in rural areas and often far removed from major transportation centers. Non-residential opportunities are also available. Corpsmembers follow a daily schedule of work, recreation and evening training classes and may engage in physical labor in all weather conditions. Those selected for the CCC must pass a physical examination and a drug test. Work/learn projects include building trails, salmon restoration, developing public parks, assisting in emergency disaster relief work, fighting fires, planting trees and protecting wildlife. GED and high school diploma classes are held several evenings a week. Up to $2,000 in scholarship money is available to those completing one year. Applications available by calling or emailing the CCC, or from local State Employment Development Department offices. The CCC can accommodate many young people with disabilities.


Public Transit:

Not necessary for service.
1719 - 24th Street, Sacramento, CA 95816-7114 38.5667456 -121.4780831 Human Services



None for joining.


Young adults


California resident age 18-25, not on probation or parole

How to Apply:

Apply by phone, mail or email.

Service Wait Estimate:

No wait.

Service Areas:

  • Alameda County
  • Contra Costa County
  • Marin County
  • San Francisco County
  • San Mateo County
  • Santa Clara County
  • Statewide