In 2000, Greater Valley Conservation Corps (GVCC), formally known as the San Joaquin Regional Conservation Corps, became a certified local corps. The GVCC is unique to this group because we are the only recognized conservation corps that is operated by a county office of education, the San Joaquin County Office of Education. GVCC currently provides 18 to 25 year olds with education, training, and employment in the fields of recycling and natural resources.
The California Association of Local Conservation Corps (CALCC) was formed in 1993 to enable California’s certified Local Conservation Corps to collaborate and provide a forum to advance the conservation corps movement in California and nationally. The CALCC represents 13 statewide certified Local Conservation Corps.
Who We Serve
The Greater Valley Conservation Corps helps youth 18 to 25 years old, with academic instruction, employment opportunities, green job training, life skills, and much more!
The GVCC serves businesses, schools, special events, nonprofits, municipalities, public works departments, and cities throughout San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Calaveras, Amador, and Tuolumne Counties.
2040 E Fremont St. Stockton, CA 95205
In 2018 GVCC moved into our new headquarters on Fremont Street in Stockton. This long awaited transition has brought more opportunities for our operating divisions and additional resources for our staff and corpsmembers. The location is ideal for our program because it sits just east of the downtown area and west of the highway, making it a strategic fit for our ongoing urban and rural projects. GVCC is excited for this shift and as a program we are enthusiastic for the new opportunities come.
14993 Camage Ave, Sonora, CA 95370
The GVCC Sonora Satellite in East gives GVCC crews better access to the Tuolumne foothills and the Stanislaus National Forest, where most of our natural resource projects are carried out. The Sonora facility utilizes adult educational services from the Tuolumne County Superintendents Office of Schools. The GVCC Sonora branch was founded in 2016.