Join the Virginia Service and Conservation Corps(VSCC) and be on the frontlines of conservation in Virginia State Parks. The VSCC has opportunities to serve in all Virginia state parks while providing you with the skills necessary to pursue a career in the conservation field. With 38 State parks the service location options are endless. If you’re seeking an urban park setting, we have parks located near many Virginia cities. Interested in a rural park setting? We have options for that as well! Want to work in a park on the water? We’ve got a place for you too! Career Development Members will have the option to serve in one of two tracks with the VSCC. Individuals interested in learning how to operate a state park will find a place in our Park Operations Track. These members will receive training in park administration, visitor experience management, grounds and facilities maintenance, and resource management tasks. If you are more interested in serving in the field on a daily basis, you can find a place in the Resource Management track. These members learn all about the management of natural resources in Virginia State Parks, and participate in controlled burns, invasive species removal, monitor and build habitats, and mark park boundaries. We’re looking for members that are willing to learn and comfortable working outdoors in a variety of weather conditions. In addition, you should be a self starter and be able to communicate effectively with park staff and guests. Benefits of serving in the VSCC include First Aid/CPR/AED training, Fire Training, Pesticide Application Certification, Sawyer Training, and Certified Interpretive Guide Training. In addition, members will have the opportunity to participate in monthly all program calls as well as Life After AmeriCorps training that includes a resume workshop and mock interview with Virginia State Parks staff.