How to Apply

Less than a hundred slots are available for the Backcountry Trails Program and competition is strong! Follow the instructions closely and start your application early.

Backcountry Trails Program in partnership with Americorps

Applications for the 2020 season will be available in late 2019.

Please read the instructions on all forms thoroughly and complete the application using Adobe Reader.

The Backcountry Trails Program provides safety gear and uniforms. Corpsmembers must supply their own backpacks, sleeping bags, daypacks, and other personal items as outlined in the Personal Equipment List.

View more information on Eligibility (PDF)

View Important Information to Consider Before Applying (PDF)

View Backcountry Trails Personal Equipment List (PDF)

View Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

The CCC Backcountry Trails Program is administered by CaliforniaVolunteers and sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service.