AZCC can help you accomplish critical conservation projects while providing young adults from the regional community an opportunity to learn about land management issues and challenges. Partnering becomes a win/win situation for the community, AZCC members, and land managers by providing meaningful opportunities for young people complete important community and natural resource projects. AZCC has a successful track record of completing conservation projects throughout Arizona and Southern New Mexico.

At AZCC, we have a commitment to producing quality work that always meets or exceeds our partner expectations.

We are a job training and youth development organization providing our crew members with outdoor experiences and employment opportunities through national service. Our goal is to promote individual responsibility and ethical behavior, instill solid work habits and attitudes, and empower them to change their lives, their communities and their environment through conservation work that benefits us all.

Our approach to reaching this goal is to start by sending out well-equipped crews with experienced leaders, followed by full support from our office staff. We cultivate an environment of clear and constructive communication between our organization and land management agencies.


• Watershed Restoration • Desert Restoration  • Tree Planting/Seeding  
• Route/Road Closure • Invasive Species Mgt • Mining Reclamation
• Fencing • Trail Construction • Fire Rehabilitation           
• Fire Fuels Mitigation • Historic Preservation • Inventorying/Mapping            
• Sustainable Agriculture • Weatherization  • Water Conservation
• Parks Maintenance • Disaster Response    


• National Park Service • US Forest Service • Coconino County
• Arizona Game and Fish • City of Tucson • Pima County  
• White Mountain Apache Tribe • Arizona State Parks       
• Gila Watershed Partnership • Maricopa County                   
• National Forest Foundation • Bureau of Reclamation      
• Bureau of Land Management • Escalante River Watershed Partnership   
• National Fish and Wildlife Foundation • Verde Watershed Restoration Coalition  


We emphasize the recruitment and engagement of diverse teams and individuals who learn from each other and their projects in a supportive environment.

In selecting participants, AZCC encourages all types of diversity including, but not limited to; race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, social-economic, and disability. Arizona Conservation Corps also emphasizes the engagement of local individuals who represent the communities in which they serve. Arizona Conservation Corps intentionally searches for funding sources and program options to support the goal of offering experiences to a wide range of participants.


• On-the-ground conservation work experience
• Technical trainings and work skills development
• Exposure to potential employers
• Teamwork and leadership skills development
• AmeriCorps Education Award and weekly stipend

• Potential career opportunities for local young people
• Resource to address conservation and community needs
• Work that directly benefits local and regional environments
• Cost effective completion of critical projects for partners

Please click here for a PDF version of our partner guide.

For additional details about how to partner with us, what we provide, what a partner provides, what it costs for a crew or intern or to ask other questions about how AZCC can interact with you and your agency/organization please contact: Paul Schmidt at




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The AZCC Crew did exceptional work on a difficult trail in tough conditions. We had soaking rain, lightning and hail and less than ideal camping conditions. The crew remained cheerful and graceful in addition to doing top quality work. Thanks!
- Kevin Whelan, Kaibab National Forest

Please reiterate to the crew my appreciation for all the great work they put in. They really worked hard to get the area clean. I was impressed with the motivation and care they all took to get into all the hard to reach areas of the Huachucas. This exceeded my expectations and was a success in all aspects. Thanks again to the crews and the staff for making this another project well done!
- Zac Ribbing, Coronado National Forest

Over the years, I have had the opportunity to work with various agencies and volunteer groups involved in conservation and habitat projects. This crew, who completed 12 weeks of strenuous outdoor labor in a multitude of adverse weather conditions, was of the highest character. The professionalism and work ethic shown by these young adults was not only a testament to the hiring process that AZCC has in place, but, to their determination, fortitude, physical drive, and goal setting displayed over the course of the project period. This group may have started as 8 individual strangers, but quickly developed as a cohesive, hard-working, dedicated team that not only completed, but exceeded all goals set forth in the grant agreement.
-John Millican, Arizona Antelope Foundation