About Us

The CREW had a great year in 2019 and we want to celebrate with you! Read more in the CREW 2019 Annual Report


The C.R.E.W. Ojai, California

What is The C.R.E.W.?

The C.R.E.W. – Concerned Resource & Environmental Workers – is a nonprofit employment and leadership program.  Since 1991, The C.R.E.W. has provided young adults from Ventura and Santa Barbara counties with paid employment as they preserve, maintain and improve wild lands and protect local communities against wildfire. Through their work with The C.R.E.W., young people gain skills in leadership, an understanding of environmental stewardship, and lifelong .

What do we do?

C.R.E.W. members are trained and equipped to perform a wide variety of environmental work, including native habitat restoration, trail maintenance, fire mitigation, and brush clearance.  C.R.E.W. teams are supervised by experienced mentors with advanced knowledge in our areas of environmental work. The C.R.E.W. is hired directly by public agencies and private property owners, and C.R.E.W. also leads projects supported by public and nonprofit grants.

Who is eligible to join?

Young adults ages 18 – 24 can apply to become C.R.E.W. members and work on a diverse range of environmental projects. Our supervisors are 25 or older and have experience in supervising, mentoring, field work safety, and more.

How can you become involved?

Hire The C.R.E.W. or recommend us to a friend!  Field work is where our staff learn new skills, from teamwork and communication to safe tool use–and we’re good at it!  

Become a donor:  Our generous community of supporters enables The C.R.E.W. to provide professional training and career development opportunities.  By becoming a donor, you join an extended family that has kept The C.R.E.W. vibrant and strong for 30 years!

Join the team: We accept staff and supervisor applications throughout the year.  Interested in volunteering?  We have several ways that volunteers can be part of The C.R.E.W. and you’re warmly invited to contact director Jennifer Berry, JBerry@TheCREW.org, so we can explore the options that best match your time and talents.