Young Adult Conservation Corps

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If you are interested in YACC, please contact Ashley via email or at 612-508-0292 or apply online by clicking the “Apply Now” button above. Tree Trust is always seeking qualified candidates for positions on our crews. Our typical 12 week work sessions are June-September, September-December, December-March, and March-June with most recruitment occurring the month prior to a session start.

  • Eligibility Guidelines

    To be eligible for the Young Adult Conservation Corps program, you must be:

    • Between the ages of 18 and 24
    • Able to work 28 hours each week
    • Eligible to work in the US and have proper work ID
    • Interested in developing a variety of skills
    • About the Program

      The Tree Trust Young Adult Conservation Corps (YACC) hires young adults for paid job training positions to help improve the environment and the community by maintaining green spaces and making other environmental improvements, such as property maintenance and landscape construction work. This work also helps these young people build transferable job skills to help them reach their future goals. With only five crew members per crew leader, each participant receives personal attention in a supportive and real work environment. When they graduate from the program, they leave a lasting impression on the local landscape and take with them skills they need to be successful in the workplace and in life.

      Positions are available for 18-24 year olds. Program participants work 28 hours per week for 12 weeks and the beginning pay rate is $9.65 per hour with immediate potential to earn weekly incentives. The work day is Tuesday-Friday, 8am-3pm. A unique part of this program includes specialized follow-up services available to participants after leaving YACC. Individualized case management services encourage young adults to follow their career passion and we are able to offer credentialing opportunities, application fees for higher education, books, and assistance with job placement.

    • YACC Partners

      Tree Trust thanks our partners for supporting the Young Adult Conservation Corps.

      Bloomington Public Schools
      The Bridge for Youth
      City of Minneapolis Employment and Training Program
      City of Plymouth Parks
      Dunwoody College of Technology
      Feed My Starving Children
      Habitat for Humanity
      Hennepin County Environmental Services
      Hennepin County Libraries
      Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority
      Hennepin Technical College
      Home Steps Preservation – Freddie Mac – DuAll Services
      Intermediate District 287, Bren Road Education Center
      Minneapolis Community and Technical College
      Minneapolis Employment Training Program
      Minneapolis Public Schools, Transition Plus Services
      Minnesota Internship Center Charter School
      Minnesota Transitions Schools
      MN Valley National Wildlife Refuge
      North Hennepin Community College
      Orono Intermediate School
      Osseo Area Schools, Secondary Transition Center
      Robbinsdale Area Schools, Transition Center
      RS EDEN
      Saint Paul College
      St. Anne’s Church
      Westwood Hills Nature Center
      Three Rivers Park District, Baker Regional Park
      Three Rivers Park District, Carver Regional Park, Lake Auburn Group Camp
      US Navy
      University of Minnesota
      Urban Ventures
      The YMCA


    If you are interested in partnering with Tree Trust to support YACC, please contact Keith Wyne via email or at 612-590-3655.



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