Join the Maine Conservation Corps

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The mission of the MCC is to accomplish conservation initiatives that inspire people and enhance communities.

Benefits of Joining!

  • A wide range of training and networking opportunities
  • Experience in leadership and project management
  • Housing during training
  • An Education Award
  • Weekly Living Stipend
  • Pro-deals
  • A Maine State Park Pass
  • Student loan deferment and childcare reimbursement for those that qualify

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Community Tree Stewards

Complete urban and community forestry projects

Do you have a background in forestry and want to gain practical experience in the field? The Community Tree Stewards program offers opportunities for individuals to lead resiliency projects that engage residents in underserved communities. Initiatives are developed based on local needs and may include:

  • Completing a Street Tree Inventory, including documenting and mapping trees
  • Developing a strategic plan for a community forest program
  • Collaborating with a licensed forester to develop or revise a forest management plan
  • Developing and implementing a forest pest response plan
  • Planting and maintaining trees

Resources: CTS 2024 Host Site Details (DOCX)


MCC Environmental Steward water testing water quality.

Environmental Stewards

Serve as an integral part of a conservation organization!

Want to take your background in natural resources to the next level? As an Environmental Steward (ES) you'll gain invaluable hands-on experience and confidence in the field, while networking with potential employers. Use your knowledge and expertise to tackle the needs of local organizations.

Each ES role is unique, past projects have included:

  • Environmental Education
  • Volunteer Management
  • Environmental Data Collection
  • Land/Trail Management

Past Host Sites have included:

  • Maine Natural Areas Program
  • Maine Department of Environmental Protection
  • Maine State Parks and Public Lands
  • Nonprofits such as: Coastal Mountains Land Trust and Frenchman Bay Conservancy

Resources: FAQs for Environmental Stewards (DOCX) / ES 2024 Host Site Details (DOCX)


MCC Field Team climbing a tree.

Field Teams

Do something different and discover your potential!

Looking to make a difference? Get paid to explore Maine's wilderness, coast, and mountains, whiled doing something that matters. Come gain confidence and grit serving with our Field Teams! Field Team members construct and rehabilitate sustainable trails in places like Baxter State Park, and on the Appalachian Trail, as well as land owned by local communities and land trusts.

Your efforts as a Field Team member provide access to Maine's natural areas and present recreation, education, and fitness opportunities for the public.

Team members gain an appreciation for their strengths and abilities, all while serving in some of Maine's most wild and beautiful places!


Find Open Positions & Apply to Join!

State/End Dates Position Title Housing Provided? Location Status Deadline
05/13/2024 to 10/25/2024 Field Team Leader Maine 1 Opening Left Lapsed - Apply Today
06/10/2024 to 11/22/2024 Environmental Steward (900-Hour) - DMR Maine State Aquarium No West Boothbay, ME Interviews Underway Open Until Filled
ASAP to 11/29/2024 Field Coordinator (Field Team Program) Maine 1 Opening Left Open Until Filled
07/22/2024 to 10/11/2024 Field Team Member (Fall) Maine Open 06/17/2024

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The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry provides equal opportunity in employment and programs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Accommodation arrangements must be requested in advance by contacting MCC staff.