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 2021 season will be posted toward the end of the year.

Please read the instructions on all forms thoroughly and complete the application using Adobe Reader. Note—You must submit all three application documents in order to be considered for the program.

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.