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Member Benefits and Training

MCC Crew building a bridge at Janes Island State Park

Benefits for AmeriCorps members participating in the Maryland Conservation Corps program include:

  • A bi-weekly living allowance
  • Health care benefits
  • Child care assistance (if eligible)
  • An AmeriCorps Education Award of $5,550; the award may be used toward school tuition, loans or future education costs for up to seven years
  • Low-cost park housing at certain MCC crew sites
  • Professional training and development

MCC members receive extensive skill development training opportunities, which may include:

  • 48-hour First Responder certification (Advanced first aid and CPR)
  • 40-hour Wildland Fire Fighting certification
  • Environmental Education and Interpretation
  • Chainsaw Skills and Safety
  • Leave No Trace ethics
  • Trail maintenance, monitoring and construction
  • Canoe Trip Leading by American Canoe Association certified instructors

For additional information about the benefits of becoming an AmeriCorps member, please visit the AmeriCorps website at:

Contact Information

Phone: 410-260-8186
Toll Free: 1-800-830-3974
Reservations: 1-888-432-2267

Contact the Park Service

  • Toll Free: 1-800-830-3974
    (Annapolis Office)
  • Reservations: 1-888-432-2267
  • Park Watch: 1-800-825-7275
  • Email Us

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