Who Can Join MCC?

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“The most rewarding projects and programs are the ones that I had the liberty to control on my own. I was able to plan multiple projects and see them through, and it was rewarding to be able to look at an outcome and be able to claim it as my own.”

--MCC Member 2021-2022

Want a chance to make a difference?

The Maryland Conservation Corps is looking for young adults with a desire to serve Maryland's conservation needs.


  • Be 17 to 25 years of age.
  • Be a United States citizen.
  • Have a high school diploma or be willing to work toward a GED.
  • Have a desire to work in conservation.
  • Be willing to work in all kinds of outdoor conditions.
  • Be willing to camp for up to a week at a time.
  • Be a team player.
  • Have a positive attitude.

No other minimum qualifcations are required. Personal or public transportation to a designated job site is required.

MCC employs a Zero Tolerance Policy for any member who uses alcohol or illegal drugs while attending an MCC project, training or event.​

“Joining MCC was important to me because I wanted to get more involved in conservation projects to gain more experience and knowledge. The time here is very valuable to me for helping me reach my goals and building a career in conservation.”

--MCC Member 2021-2022