Basic Qualifications

The California Conservation Corps welcomes young men and women from all backgrounds. Once enrolled, expectations are high. Corpsmembers emerge from the CCC with character, credentials and commitment.

Men and women joining the California Conservation Corps must be:

  • 18-25 years of age
  • California resident
  • Not on parole or formal or supervised probation
  • Free of convictions for a serious drug or violent crime
  • Able to successfully pass fingerprint & background check, drug test, physical exam and training
  • Willing and able to work outdoors in all types of weather and conditions
  • Willing and able to respond to emergencies and be away from home or assigned center two weeks or longer
  • Willing and able to participate in the CCC education program

Veterans joining the California Conservation Corps must be:

  • 18 – 29 years old
  • Honorable Discharged or General Discharged under Honorable Conditions
  • Able to pass a fingerprint & background check, drug test, physical exam, and training
  • Willing and able to:
    • Work outdoors in all types of weather and conditions
    • Be away from home while working on remote projects
    • Respond to emergencies up to 21 days at a time
    • Participate in CCC education and volunteer requirements

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