MCC Member Benefits and Training

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MCC Crew Member learning emergency healhcareBenefits 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 $6,345; the award may be used toward school tuition, most federally approved student loans, or future education costs for up to seven years (contact your loan holder to see if your loan qualifies; private loans may not be eligible)
  • Low-cost park housing at certain MCC crew sites
  • Professional training and development

    MCC Crew member doing trail work

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 certified instructors

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