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Avid4 Adventure introduces kids to the power of the outdoors. They give them professional-caliber equipment and expert instruction as they learn to bike, paddle, climb and thrive outside.

Avid4 Adventure is currently hiring for the 2015 summer season in the Bay Area of California and the Front Range in Colorado.

Cool Job of the Week This isn't your average job (it’s way, way cooler!). As a member of the Avid4 Adventure staff, you’ll spend your days doing the outdoor activities you love—climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, backpacking—all while inspiring a new generation of intrepid adventurers and outdoors enthusiasts. It’s crazy fun, blissfully tiring and endlessly rewarding. Whatever kind of job you’re looking for—day camp, residential camp, focused on one sport exclusively or a new one every day, Avid4Adventure has the job for you! Positions run from mid-May to mid-August with varied start/end dates, and an option to extend work through the fall.

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Every G Adventures tour is led by a Chief Experience Officer who’s in charge of enriching the journey, offering local insight, pursuing great experiences as they happen, and adding a unique perspective to the adventure.

As an adventure travel pioneer, G Adventures offers the planet's most awe-inspiring selection of affordable small-group tours, safaris and expeditions.

Cool Job of the Week As a Chief Experience Officer at G Adventures, you’ll act as the day-to-day guide, interpreter and manager of the group. You’ll go beyond merely focusing on the logistics of a tour, but creating a unique, fun, safe and unforgettable experience for all of your travelers. Be it a 13-hour bus ride, a long day's trek with a difficult group of travelers, or an included rafting adventure, you need to be the friendly, happy, helpful face of G. Now recruiting for North America-based CEOs for the summer season (April–October). If you think you have what it takes, fill out the online application.

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Pali Institute is seeking enthusiastic educators with a strong work ethic to join their outdoor education family!

Seeking enthusiastic, outdoor-minded Instructors ready to live and work in the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California!

Cool Job of the Week Outdoor Education Instructors with Pali Institute will teach a variety of classes during the day and then take on the role of cabin instructor with responsibilities during meals and at night. The curriculum covers a broad array of topics and activities such as alternative energy sources, building/launching rockets, squid dissection, outdoor cooking, skits, stargazing, team building sessions, low ropes course, three high ropes courses and quad zip lines. Currently seeking to add a few more Instructors mid-season to begin work ASAP through June 5th as well as for the fall season.

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McDowell Environmental Center: a seasonal instructor teaches aspiring authors and explorers at this creek-side waterfall spot.

McDowell Environmental Center is making the world a better place by educating tomorrow's leaders about the natural world on which we depend.

Cool Job of the Week Connect people to the environment. Teach respect for the Earth and its beings. Promote a commitment to lifelong learning. McDowell Instructors teach a curriculum that is hands-on and minds-on, giving students the greatest opportunity to learn about themselves and better understand our natural world. Now seeking Instructors for the fall season (late August to mid-December). If you are an awesome, enthusiastic teacher who loves children and sharing the natural world with them, email your cover letter, resume and references to Jen Kopnicky.

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Led by experienced Instructors, Paddle Forward Fellows will gain knowledge of technical wilderness and paddling skills.

Interested in delving deeper into the complexities of our nation's watersheds?

Cool Job of the Week The Paddle Forward Fellowship is Wild River Academy's annual canoe expedition down a major river in the Mississippi Watershed. This fall, a group of 6-8 paddlers will travel downstream in tandem canoes on the Minnesota River, connecting with people who live, work and recreate along the river. Led by experienced Instructors, Fellows will gain knowledge of technical wilderness and paddling skills. The Fellowship runs from August 28th – October 12th, with the option to continue working with WRA to edit videos from the trip and give educational presentations to schools until December.

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Through 24-hour camping experiences, Big City Mountaineers Overnight Camp Instructors will facilitate activities that emphasize team-building and outdoor education to teach citizenship and teamwork.

Do you love spending time outside and having fun with awesome kids?

Cool Job of the Week Big City Mountaineers Overnight Camps provide youth, ages 8-12, with a safe and supportive 24-hour camping environment to develop an increased sense of self, understanding of their place in the natural world, a passion for lifelong learning and awareness of healthy lifestyles. Acting as a role model, facilitator and caring listener for a tent group of 5-12 campers, Overnight Camp Instructors will facilitate camp curriculum and program elements including team building activities and group games, wilderness skills lessons, setting up tents, supervising mealtimes, building group camaraderie and ensuring campers safety. The Overnight Program will be conducted at 14 camps in Genesee, Colorado from mid-June through mid-August.

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Adventure Treks Field Instructors will have the opportunity to work with other talented and experienced staff and the chance to make a positive impact on their student's lives.

Whether climbing snowy Mount Adams or teaching rock climbing in sunny California, Adventure Treks Field Instructors will lead groups of teenagers in diverse outdoor settings that will be challenging, rewarding and fun.

Cool Job of the Week With programs designed to teach leadership, outdoor living skills, community living and personal growth, Adventure Treks provides unique experiences for teenagers ages 13-18, through wilderness based adventure programs. Wilderness Instructors are in charge of helping lead activities such as backpacking, rock climbing, mountaineering and whitewater rafting. Instructors work in a team of six to manage group dynamics, coordinate trip logistics, maintain equipment and teach outdoor skills. Applications are due by April 30th for summer positions.

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Global Volunteer Network: international volunteering opportunities with communities in need. Find out how you can get involved.

Catch the Volunteer Bug!

Cool Job of the Week The Global Volunteer Network has great opportunities for you to experience the world and become more of the person you want to be. GVN services enable you to step out, make a difference in communities in need, and catch the volunteering bug. Programs are available year-round with your choice of working with children, teaching, health, construction, or conservation projects in Africa, Asia and South America.

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Join 10,000 volunteers making a difference abroad every year with Projects Abroad!

Projects Abroad. 10,000 volunteers a year. Hundreds of ongoing projects around the world. Which will you do?

Cool Job of the Week Make a Difference Abroad! Projects Abroad offers unique and worthwhile volunteer placements, internships and language courses in nearly 30 amazing countries around the world. Projects are customized to your schedule so you choose when you start and how long you stay. Protect sharks in Fiji, work in an orphanage in India, build houses in Jamaica, teach English to monks in Sri Lanka, join a public health project in Ghana, learn Arabic in Morocco and much more!

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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 Garden, Foundry, Sacred Art Production and Cooking positions.

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