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Who we work for: The CCC works for a wide range of project sponsors throughout California, including state agencies, federal agencies, city and county agencies, school districts, nonprofit organizations and private industry.


Project guidelines: Among the criteria considered in selecting projects, the CCC looks for work conserving or enhancing the state's natural resources or providing another public benefit, and work offering corpsmembers an opportunity to boost employable skills. The sponsoring agency typically provides the technical plans/specifications, materials and on-site technical supervision. Click here to see a sample version of the Project Evaluation Form. For more details about project criteria, please talk with a CCC project coordinator.


Flexible crews: A typical CCC crew consists of 10-15 young men and women (corpsmembers) trained in the safe use of hand and power tools; there is a CCC civil service staff supervisor who directs the crew. The crew comes complete with vehicle and basic tools. Specialty crews, mini-crews and internships can be customized to fit the needs of a particular project.


Where to Start: Local, state and federal agencies as well as nonprofit organizations may contract with the CCC on an hourly basis or per-project basis, depending on the details of the project. It's also possible to sponsor a crew on an annual basis.


Once you've located a nearby center, call and ask for the project coordinator, who will talk with you about your needs and discuss crew capabilities, technical supervision, crew availability and costs.


Emergency Response Work: The CCC can be dispatched within hours to assist agencies with natural disasters and other emergency efforts.


    • Landscaping and park development; park maintenance and restoration (park, campground and picnic area development/renovation,) shade structure construction, disabled access to recreational facilities
    • Trail maintenance, repair and construction (hiking, equestrian, interpretive, disabled access)
    • Fire hazard reduction (brush removal, thinning, prescribed burns, fire line construction)
    • Energy auditing and retrofitting
    • Tree planting
    • Erosion control efforts (gabion and check dam installation, stream clearance and enhancement)
    • Irrigation system installation
    • Conducting water audits for public agencies
    • Fish and wildlife resources: riparian habitat enhancement, fish ladder installation
    • Solar lighting and water heater installation
    • Forest and timber management: tree, brush and native vegetation planting; removal of non-native species; seed cone collection and propagation; hand release of vegetation; chipping and mulching
    • Wildlife range management: fence construction and meadow restoration
    • Public works projects
    • Recycling
    • and more.

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