This link will take you to a secure donation page through PayPal.

You can make a difference to this special Environmental, Fire Protection and Youth Employment program. Each year The C.R.E.W. provides over 10,000 hours of paid employment to young people as they prevent wildfires, restore habitats, and repair damaged lands.

Concerned Resource and Environmental Workers (C.R.E.W.) is an Ojai-based 501(c)3 nonprofit environmental employment program for young people in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. 

The C.R.E.W. benefits BOTH youth and the environment.  Youth build discipline and leadership as they learn wildfire prevention and conservation science. Every year, C.R.E.W. members get jobs in forestry and fire fighting, and pursue higher education in related fields. 

You can ensure the good work of The C.R.E.W. continues by making a secure online donation.

A gift of:

  • $50 will purchase a Pulaski fire ax.
  • $80 will purchase a McLeod fire rake.
  • $125 will purchase personal Safety equipment for one youth, including gloves, glasses, hard hat, shirt and boots.
  • $400 will cover a crew for one day.
  • $2,500 will cover the basic costs for livestock and wrangler for a back country crew.

Please contact the C.R.E.W. if you would like to donate equipment, supplies, a vehicle or chipper at (805) 649-8847.

Checks can be made payable to:

P.O. Box 1532
Ojai, CA 93024 


Donations to the C.R.E.W. are tax deductible. ID#77-0374392. A receipt will be provided.

The C.R.E.W. is a 501(c)3 community-based, non-profit organization.


The C.R.E.W. is proud to be a part of the 1% for the Planet network, which connects businesses and nonprofits to protect the planet. If you own a business, consider joining 1% for the Planet, naming The C.R.E.W. as your beneficiary.  Everyone wins!  For more information please visit