Veterans Green Corps Now Enrolling May 2017

Veterans Green Corps (VGC) is a field-based opportunity for post 9/11 era Armed Forces Veterans and Service Members modeled after the Civilian Conservation Corps. Enrolling in MCC is not a job; it’s a commitment to service, community, and the environment. Participants will address a variety of conservation needs while building on their skills in preparation for positions in resource management and wildland fire.

About the VGC Program

While this will be a challenging experience, the rewards are great. You will serve in some of the Rocky Mountain’s most coveted regions, become efficient in chainsaw operation and maintenance, reinforce your leadership skills, and work on a high-performing team of peers. VGC is based in our Central Divide (Helena, MT) region. Trainings are largely field based and project partners include various land management agencies. Project work is typically fuels reduction or thinning projects, however, it may also include trail maintenance, historic preservation, fencing, and /or addressing many other accessibility issues on public lands.

VGC members receive c
ertifications in chainsaw use and Intro to Wildland Fire Behavior, 300+ hours of marketable hands-on skill development and training, and the opportunity to network with land management employers. MCC's VGC Program is a VA approved non-college degree (NCD) training program. Candidates will learn more about this opportunity during the interview process. 

Veterans with an honorable discharge or general discharge — under honorable conditions — are encouraged to apply. Qualified individuals with disabilities and those from diverse backgrounds are also encouraged to apply. We also welcome veterans into any of our programs! Be sure to check out our other opportunities

VGC Program Offerings

Central Divide (Helena, MT)
  • VGC Crew Member
    • 5/22/17-8/3/17
    • $1,221.96 AmeriCorps Education Award 
  • VGC Roving Crew Leader
    • 2/6/17-8/4/17
    • $2,887.50 AmeriCorps Education Award 
    • Candidate does not have to be a veteran
  • VGC Staff Leader
    • 5/1/17-8/4/17
    • Staff position (no AmeriCorps Education Award)
    • Candidate does not have to be a veteran

VGC Referral Program

Have someone in mind for our VGC program? Refer them and receive a $100 referral bonus!
How it Works
  1. Refer a friend to a VGC position
  2. Your friend applies and lists you as a referral source
  3. Your friend completes the interview process, you earn $100!
  4.  Repeat two more times (refer up to 3 friends for a total of $300!)
The Details
  • Referral bonus only available for VGC positions
  • The referred must apply through our online application portal 
  • The referred must complete the interview process
  • The referred must list you as a referral source
  • Maxiumum of 3 referrals for a total of $300
  • A total of 20 referall bonuses will be awarded
Happy Referring!

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