Work to Learn Crew Member

Must be 18+ Years old to apply

180 hours in the program earns student members a half credit in recovery or elective credits.

32/40 hours per week

Pay: $15+

Year round Crew position

Work2Learn OCC is a leading environmental conservation program dedicated to reducing wildfire risks, preserving natural ecosystems, and protecting communities through effective fire-fuel mitigation efforts. Our mission is to create healthier forests and landscapes while providing hands-on education and work opportunities to young adults through our Work2Learn Program.

Job Description: Are you a young adult passionate about environmental conservation, eager to learn, and looking for a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in Fire fuel mitigation? If so, our Work2Learn Program is your chance to make a real impact while developing valuable skills, certifications, and knowledge in this critical field. This Position is Full-Time 32-40Hrs/ Week. You will work beside 4-5 other crew members Monday-Friday.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Work in a team to implement fire fuels mitigation strategies in various natural and urban settings.
  2. Operate and maintain tools and equipment used in fire fuels reduction, including chainsaws, brush chippers, and hand tools.
  3. Create defensible space and firebreaks through vegetation clearing, Falling trees, and other mitigation techniques.
  4. Assist in hazard assessments and mitigation planning.
  5. Participate in fire prevention and education programs for local communities.
  6. Collaborate with experienced professionals and fellow program participants to develop practical skills and gain industry-specific knowledge.


  1. Be between the ages of 18 and 25.
  2. Possess a strong desire to learn about and contribute to environmental conservation.
  3. Be physically fit and able to work in outdoor, often rugged, environments.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a team.
  5. Show a commitment to safety and an understanding of basic safety principles.
  6. Willingness to follow all instructions and regulations related to fire fuels mitigation practices.
  7. Prior experience or certifications in firefighting, forestry, or related fields is a plus but not required


  • A unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in an essential field of environmental conservation.
  • Valuable training and mentorship from experienced professionals.
  • A hourly wage for your work during the program.
  • An opportunity to make a meaningful impact in fire-prone areas, safeguarding communities and ecosystems.
  • Potential for career advancement within the organization based on performance and availability of positions.

How to Apply

If you are ready to embark on a rewarding journey in Fire Fuels Mitigation and are committed to making a difference in our natural environment, please submit your resume and a brief cover letter outlining your interest and qualifications. Please email your application to