Nonprofit - Vermont Youth Conservation Corps

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Vermont Youth Conservation Corps
Last updated on April 26, 2016


The VYCC is a statewide, year-round, non-profit conservation and education organization with the mission of teaching individuals to take personal responsibility for their actions.

The VYCC is a statewide nonprofit youth service, conservation, and education organization modeled after the 1930's Civilian Conservation Corps that instills the values of personal responsibility, hard work, education, and respect for the environment in young people. VYCC Corps Members ages 16-24 work, live and study together in small groups, completing priority conservation and park management projects under the guidance of highly-trained adult leaders. Each of the VYCC’s programs emphasizes education and personal development and includes a daily integrated cycle of reading, work, discussion, writing, and team building."

Contact people:

 Allie Perline, Volunteer Coordinator, (phone), (email)
Breck Knauft, VP Program Development, (phone), (email)

Main office number: (802) 241-3685
Office fax number: (802) 434-3985


 1949 East Main Street (Route 2)
Richmond, VT 05477
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 FROM POINTS NORTH: Take I - 89 South towards Montpelier. Travel to exit 11 for Richmond. Follow the exit ramp to the stop sign and make a right onto Route 2 East. Follow Route 2 East to the center of Richmond towards the traffic light. Continue on Route 2 East. The Farm at VYCC is two miles from the traffic ligh on the left, just past the West Monitor Barn. Please park at the farm stand, right behind the white farm house. FROM POINTS SOUTH: Take the I - 89 North towards Burlington. Travel to exit 10 for Waterbury/Stowe. Follow the exit ramp to the stop sign and make a right onto Route 100 South. Follow to the next stop sign and make a right onto Route 2 West. Follow Route 2 West approximmately 10 miles. You will see The Farm at VYCC on your right. Please park where you see signs for 'farm stand.'

Miscellaneous Information

1. What target populations does your agency serve?
Vermont's youth ages 16 to 24, and all of Vermont's precious natural resources.
3. How many paid staff (FTE) do you have?
The organization's main phone number is
802 434-3969
4. Please indicate your organization type:
Independent 501 (c)3
How many clients do you serve annually?
In 2011, the VYCC engaged over 280 Corps Members, Crew Leaders, School Instructors, Farm Interns, and staff. Since 1985, nearly 3,000 Youth have come through our organization.
Last updated on April 26, 2016

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