2024 Roving Crews
Want to live, work, and play outside? We are seeking individuals who are passionate about the environment, community service, and teamwork.
5/20 - 6/3/24
6/4 - 6/7/24
6/10 to 8/9/24 or 8/23/24
9/2 - 9/16/24
9/17 - 9/20/24
9/23 - 11/15/24
Will Begin Accepting Summer Applications in January 2024
What is it like to be on a WisCorps Roving Crew?
Work Hard and Create Community
Be prepared to work hard in beautiful places! Roving Crews are responsible for the gritty aspect of conservation at natural areas throughout the upper Midwest. Crews work together to build trails, manage habitats, and perform carpentry projects at properties managed by non-profits, local government, the Wisconsin DNR, and the National Park Service. The summer Dunes Crew focuses on wetland management and restoration for their entire season. WisCorps Roving Crews join the teams that manage some of the most beautiful areas in this region. Crews get the chance to network with land management agencies, learn various land management techniques, and serve their communities as a member of AmeriCorps.
Roving Crew participants spend the duration of their experience (9 or 11 weeks in the summer and 8 weeks in the fall) living, serving, and traveling together in Wisconsin and Michigan. Project service takes place Monday through Friday with weekends "off," but crews stay together participating in recreational activities, taking care of chores, and relaxing.
Live Simply and Connect with Nature
Being on a WisCorps crew can be a platform for personal change. By living without drugs, alcohol, or tobacco, participants can choose to start a new chapter in their lives. Crews connect with nature through their AmeriCorps service and their leisure time. Previous Roving Crew Leaders and Members have commented that this opportunity to connect with nature has helped them boost their self-esteem, confidence, and body image. WisCorps participants live sustainably and follow Leave No Trace principles. During the experience, service people collaborate to eat healthily and minimize their impact on the earth.