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Make a positive influence in the lives of young adults with Dragonfly Transitions.

Make a positive influence in the lives of young adults with Dragonfly Transitions.

Summer Jobs, Seasonal Jobs, Internships and Volunteer Work in the U.S. & Abroad

Short-Term Job Adventures Oregon

With each changing season, you can set up a new work-play-live experience in Oregon. Work in guest services near Crater Lake in the summer months; in the pristine backcountry during the fall; at a ski resort in the Cascades in the winter; and finish it off with an outdoor leadership position in the spring.

Dragonfly Transitions: Developing Character, Cultivating Change!

Dragonfly Transitions

Mentors & Farm Mentors

Klamath Falls is located in Southern Oregon within the shadow of Mt. Shasta and on the shores of Klamath Lake. At an elevation of 4,000+ feet on the eastern slope of the Cascade Mountains, this high desert area boasts an average of 300 days of sunshine annually.

Dragonfly Transitions is looking for bright, self-confident and motivated individuals to become Mentors for young adults in transition to healthy living. Mentors will serve as role models and support students in their quest for independent living skills, personal growth and emotional maturation. Farm Mentors are also needed to teach life skills and facilitate daily farm chores at The Homestead, Transitions' 30-acre farm where students work on therapeutic issues in a quiet, rural setting. Applicants must make a minimum one-year commitment and have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience working professionally with young adults with diverse issues. If you enjoy working in a professional and fun atmosphere and being a positive influence in the lives of young adults, fill out the application and send this with your cover letter and resume to Kenny Benson.

Kenny Benson
Program Director
Dragonfly Transitions
505 N. 9th St.
Klamath Falls, OR 97601

(541) 850-0841

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Evoke Therapy Programs guide participants toward healthier lives and relationships through cultivating greater self-efficacy, healthy expression of emotion, effective communication, positive lifestyle choices, and the experience of the transformative power of the wilderness.

Evoke Therapy Programs

Field Instructors

The Cascades field area is located in the High Desert on the eastern edge of the Cascade Range along the Deschutes River. Here the Ponderosa Pine forest transitions into the high desert, characterized by arid land, junipers, sagebrush and bitterbrush. Positions are also available in the beautiful red rock sandstone region of southern Utah.

Program in the Spotlight Looking for an office with a view, a meaningful career in the outdoor industry, and being part of a community that cares? The Evoke Field Instructor position will allow you to transform your love of wilderness and community into a meaningful, life-changing career! Instructors act as a guide, teacher, role model and constant support to the teens, young adults, and families with whom they work. Energetic, fun and creative individuals who love the outdoors are encouraged to apply.

Upcoming Cascades Orientation Sessions
Learn more about Evoke Therapy Programs!Now accepting applications for the next Field Instructor orientation session from March 23rd-30th or May 25th-June 1st. Learn more about the application process »

Lindsey Bosse
Assistant Field Director
Evoke at Cascades
20332 Empire Ave., F-7
Bend, OR 97701

(541) 382-1620

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Based in Southeast Wisconsin, New Vision Wilderness is an effective and exciting alternative for struggling teens and their families.

New Vision Wilderness

Wilderness Field Instructors & Therapists (Full-time & Seasonal)

The West Coast location is based out of Bend, Oregon, in the abundant Cascade Mountains of Western Oregon. Opportunities are also available at their North Woods location, based out Medford in the Chequamegon National Forest of Northern Wisconsin.

Are you looking for meaningful work where you can make a difference in people’s lives while working in beautiful, outdoor settings? New Vision Wilderness Field Instructors serve as healthy role models for struggling young adults. You will live, eat and work together as a group, and also help process and guide clients to more appropriate decisions in their life. While in the outdoors, you will teach outdoor living skills (building shelters, preparing food, making fires), use problem solving techniques to maneuver through environmental challenges, and lead daily personal reflective time, journaling, and meditation activities. Applicants must be at least 21 years old, have a Bachelor's degree in related field, minimum one-year experience working in the adventure or outdoor field with at-risk youth (or comparable experience), and strong leadership, communication and problem solving skills. If you are dedicated, hard working, passionate, caring, eager to be challenged, and really want to make a difference, view all current job opportunities.

New Vision Wilderness
P.O. Box 191
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
(262) 354-0622
(262) 780-1781 fax

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Northwest Youth Corps — Empowering Youth Through Conservation.

Northwest Youth Corps

Camping & Community Based Team Leaders, Field Staff and Crew Members

Across Northern California, Oregon and Washington

AmeriCorps Education Award ProvidedImagine working and camping in remote, rugged and beautiful natural areas throughout the Pacific Northwest and getting paid for it! The Northwest Youth Corps is about accepting challenge, getting in shape and being outdoors. It is a life where boots, sleeping bags, mosquito repellent and dips in icy cold lakes replace the usual comforts of home—time where building a campfire, pitching a tent and cooking in a Dutch oven becomes second nature. Field Staff responsibilities include supervising the successful completion of conservation projects, implementing environmental educational programs, coordinating camp life, preparing paperwork, leading weekend recreation trips (for residential programs), and learning skills to safely operate chainsaws. Read through the Field Staff FAQ, apply online or email work@nwyouthcorps.org for more info. Positions are available throughout the year.

Are you fluent in American Sign Language? NYC also hires ASL Crew Leaders to work outdoors with deaf/hard of hearing youth and young adults.

Northwest Youth Corps
2621 Augusta St.
Eugene, OR 97403

(541) 349-5055
(541) 349-5060 fax

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Rogue Farm Corps trains the next generation of farmers and ranchers through hands-on educational programs in four geographic areas in Oregon.

Rogue Farm Corps

Farm Training Internship Program

Rogue Farm Corps' land-based network includes farms and ranches in Oregon’s Rogue Valley, South Willamette, Portland Metro Area and Central Oregon Region.

As a student in Rogue Farm Corps' Farm Training Program, you will work hard. You will learn from a diverse community of mentor farmers, agricultural specialists, and food system professionals, while living and farming in one of the most beautiful places in the country. This immersive experience will leave you with a deeper understanding of sustainable agriculture, a foundation of entrepreneurial skills, and practical knowledge to plan for and start your own farming operation. The program begins in March/April with lengths of stay from 6-9 months. Learn more about participating farms and fill out an application (the late application period runs from January 15th through March 15th and includes a $20 application fee). Thirty-five students will be accepted into the program this year!

Megan Fehrman
Education Director
Rogue Farm Corps
P.O. Box 533
Ashland, OR 97520
(503) 622-0161

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AmeriCan Adventures: North America’s most inspired private group tour operator!

AmeriCan Adventures

Group Travel Leaders

Throughout the U.S. and Canada

AmeriCan Adventures was rated number 18 on Outside Magazine's top 100 places to work in 2015!Do you love road trips, the outdoors and want to explore North America? Combine your passion for travel with the adventure of a lifetime! Doubling as tour guide and driver, Group Leaders for AmeriCan Adventures take small groups on trips throughout beautiful landscapes of North America that encompass camping in National Parks, exploring big city life, tasting local cuisines, and so much more. With one of the best training programs in the industry, and on-the-road support that is unparalleled, you’ll gain a diverse set of skills to handle the challenges of the road. Pay is competitive including a guaranteed weekly wage throughout the entire season, tips, commissions, and all accommodation included. If you have the ability to live a nomadic lifestyle, the skills necessary to accommodate a diverse group of travelers, and the desire to challenge yourself daily, visit AmeriCanAdventures.com to learn more and apply. Positions start as early as April and run through September 30th.

Join an AmeriCan Adventures Hiring Event!
More exploration at AmeriCan Adventures!The Hiring Event is a critical step to determine if you will be a good fit as a Group Leader. The day will consist of a mix of workshops, hands-on skills assessments, group scenarios, and a one-on-one interview. The next Hiring Event will be held in Seattle on March 9th (apply by March 2nd).
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Tiprin Lujan
Recruitment Manager
AmeriCan Adventures
(707) 525-6776

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Sharing nature, enriching lives, with over 35 years of experience hand-crafting adventures around the globe!

ROW Adventures

Adventure Guides

ROW offers guided whitewater rafting, canoeing, hiking, biking, canyoneering, stand-up paddle board instruction, kayaking and fly fishing adventures in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, Arizona and Utah; sea kayaking in Baja California and British Columbia; diverse adventure tours around the world; and owns and operates the River Dance Lodge, an outdoor adventure resort in North Central Idaho.

Program in the Spotlight Attention friendly, self-starting, energetic, creative and hard-working individuals who have a love for people, life and the natural world: ROW Adventures is hiring experienced and inexperienced Adventure Guides in the Northwest Rocky Mountains for the summer season (May–August). No whitewater guiding experience is necessary to apply, but all hires must successfully complete ROW's Guide School Program and other required training before guiding commercial trips. If you’d like to work for a leader in the adventure travel industry that pride’s itself on their professionalism and commitment to guest services, conservation and interpretation, apply to join the ROW team!

ROW Adventures
ATTN: Employment
P.O. Box 579
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816
(208) 765-0841

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