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Echo Hill Outdoor School: Residential Teacher Naturalist Program

Motivated, energetic and creative individuals who are looking for a challenging and rewarding experience will thrive at Echo Hill!

Cool Job of the Week Echo Hill Outdoor School is a community which thrives on education and stresses genuine concern for others, cooperation, integrity and enthusiasm for life. Residential Teacher/Naturalists will gain insight into diverse educational philosophies, participate in program development and teach classes from all curriculum areas. Interns assist the teaching staff while learning the ropes of environmental and adventure education. Now seeking Naturalists and Interns for the fall season beginning in late August and a full-time Captain Educator who will rotate through four historic wooden Chesapeake Bay vessels and take an active role in providing students with positive experiences in the outdoors.

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The Southeast Conservation Corps is focused on connecting local youth to the natural environment through conservation, service learning and recreation.

Are you looking for an opportunity to expand your technical leading skills while making a difference in the lives of young people?

Cool Job of the Week Do you enjoy performing conservation projects on public lands and forests that provide transformational experiences and change people's lives? The Southeast Conservation Corps is looking for dedicated and passionate individuals to lead the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) and AmeriCorps Conservation Crews. Now seeking AmeriCorps Field Crew Leaders for the fall season (August start) AND AmeriCorps Conservation Crews to begin work on August 24th for 8–12 weeks.

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Led by dedicated Outdoor Education Instructors, participants in Takodah Outdoor programs are given the unique opportunity to acquire outdoor skills, discover personal values, increase their self-esteem, develop compassion for others and build group cooperation.

Set apart by a first-rate staff, scenic campus, rich traditions, and impressive activities, and a Friendly to All way of life, YMCA Camp Takodah is a premier New England summer camp that offers classic single-gender programs for both boys and girls ages 7-17.

YMCA Job ListingCool Job of the Week Takodah Outdoor Education Instructors will facilitate programs that have an emphasis on community team building, natural history, environmental education, outdoor living skills, nature hikes, the ropes course and other curriculum driven lessons. To apply, fill out the online application or connect with Peter Simmonds for more information. Now seeking applicants for the fall season (mid-August to mid-October).

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If you want to make a difference in a child's life, enjoy a fun work environment and love to teach others about the outdoors, Storer Camps is the place to be!

A strong 40-year tradition in outdoor environmental education blends fresh ideas and talents of college-educated individuals with varied background experiences and the love of working with youth to make Storer’s programming exceptional.

YMCA Job ListingCool Job of the Week YMCA Storer Outdoor School Program Educators will facilitate recreational activities and teach a curriculum that includes the natural sciences, environmental awareness, cultural history, team building and adventure education (including the climbing tower and low/high ropes courses). Seeking Program Educators to work August–May 26, 2016 as well as a full-time Outdoor Education Program Coordinator and a Health Services Coordinator. To apply email your cover letter and resume to Nancy Burger.

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A key part of the Ark Fellows experience happens on Fridays. They set aside each Friday for community activities and reflections on service and justice.

The Ark Fellows is a year-long service program in Northwest Arkansas for recent college grads!

Cool Job of the Week Each Ark Fellow serves for 32 hours per week through an internship at a local non-profit, with placements available in sustainable agriculture, food security, and garden education. Fellows serve 4 days each week, live in community with 5-7 other young adults, and spend Fridays engaged in spiritual development and social justice education. Positions run from September 8, 2015 through August 13, 2016.


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Stanford Sierra Conference Center: Resort, Hospitality & Guest Services Jobs

If an exciting hospitality job and beautiful mountain setting is beckoning you, Stanford Sierra Conference Center is a place where you'll have the opportunity to work and play hard, make new friends and help guests enjoy their stay.

Cool Job of the Week Tucked between Desolation Wilderness and Fallen Leaf Lake in South Lake Tahoe, California, Stanford Sierra Conference Center provides all-inclusive lodging and meeting facilities for conferences, business retreats and social events. The Stanford Sierra staff comes from all walks of life—college students, professionals between jobs, experienced workers in the service industry, travelers or people taking time off. Now accepting applications for the fall season that runs early September to early November!

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Change Your Life, Advance Your Career and Become a Leader. Travel for a Change with Greenheart Travel!

Become a Leader. Embark on the adventure of a lifetime with Greenheart Travel and make an impact on a global level!

Cool Job of the Week Greenheart Travel is personally invested in providing cultural exchange programs that change lives, advance careers and create leaders. Through travel and cultural exchange, they help individuals reach their full potential, leading to a more tolerant, peaceful and environmentally friendly world. Here are a just a few ways to travel for a change this year with Greenheart Travel:

 Teach English in a School
 Teach English in a Homestay
• Volunteer Abroad
 Work & Travel Abroad

More exploration!Learn about past volunteer and teacher experiences on the Greenheart Travel blog.
Greenheart Travel Application Deadline Alert!Apply by July 28th to teach in Thailand (September 28 start).

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Odiyan Retreat Center, a spiritual and ecological sanctuary, offers hands-on work and skill training in a challenging volunteer work retreat program where work is the vehicle for your inner development.

Experience the extraordinary — golden temples, wild horses, gardens, orchards, lakes, ponds and spectacular natural beauty overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Northern California!

Cool Job of the Week Odiyan Retreat Center, a spiritual and ecological sanctuary, offers hands-on work and skill training in a challenging volunteer work retreat program where work is the vehicle for your inner development. Revel in natural beauty, fresh air, clean water and nutritious vegetarian food while you contribute to preserving enlightened knowledge for the benefit of all humanity. Apply now for Summer and Fall 2015 Cooking, Construction, Gardening and Sacred Art Production positions!

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