MCC Member Benefits and Training

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Central Maryland MCC Crew members enjoying the outdoors
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 $5,815; 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 Crew Members learning new skills

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: