The Local Conservation Corps (LCC) are different from the State-managed California Conservation Corps (CCC). They are nonprofit charitable organizations governed by volunteer Boards of Directors, whose primary goal is: to provide youth between the ages of 18 and 23 with a one-year, nonresidential program that emphasizes work; education; skill building; and, community service.

The most important thing the LCCs do is to develop the leader in everyone.

Through funding from the Department and various city, county and private organizations, the LCCs create jobs and educational opportunities for over 2,000 California young women and men, and provide a solid foundation for public service through hundreds of community service projects.

The corps initiates innovative recycling programs through partnerships forged with a variety of schools, public agencies and local organizations. These partnerships complement existing services, further state and county waste studies and help establish conservation goals.

Corps members provide volunteer services and assist in reducing waste going to landfills, they educate the public about recycling (why, how and where), they improve the environment, and they beautify and promote safe communities.

The following is a list of the Local Community Conservation Corps: