About Us

Our History

In 2010, 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 26 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 14 statewide certified Local Conservation Corps.

Who We Serve

The Greater Valley Conservation Corps helps youth 18 to 26 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.

Successes and Outcomes


Transistioned to gainful employment


Transitioned to postsecondary education opportunities


Success Rate



2040 E Fremont St. Stockton, CA 95205

GVCC Main Building

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.

Sonora Satellite

14993 Camage Ave, Sonora, CA 95370

Sonora Satellite

The GVCC Sonora Satellite 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.

What We Do



We were founded on the principle that both individuals and organizations thrive when they are provided with the proper resources and tools. By empowering young adults to learn valuable skills and by empowering organizations to make informed and environmentally responsible decisions, we provide a solid foundation for vibrant communities to grow.

Environmental Stewardship


As stewards of our environment, we have a fundamental responsibility to manage and care for our natural resources. This is accomplished through strategic initiatives that place the vitality and longevity of our environment as the primary objective.



Strong communities provide a sense of belonging to their members. It is the concept of unity that we seek to develop in our organization and beyond.



By constantly exploring new technology and techniques, we remain on the cutting-edge and seek to inspire similar organizations to adapt and adjust their approach to changing issues.

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