Short-Term Job Adventures Vermont
Dominating Vermont's geography are the Green Mountains, one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world. The region is well known for maple syrup, fine cheeses, pastoral landscapes, family farms and, of course, Ben & Jerry's. It is also considered to be one of the most rural states in the country, and as such, a real treasure for the outdoor enthusiast.
Crew Leaders, Assistant Crew Leaders and Crew Members
Throughout Vermont, North Carolina and other nearby states
Go on the outdoor job adventure of a lifetime, make a difference, gain experience and get paid for it! Work, live, and learn with a group of youth and young adults. Complete interesting and meaningful agriculture and conservation projects. Exceed your own expectations of what you can accomplish. Be challenged, make a real difference, and have a lot of fun along the way. This is a rich experience that will have lifetime benefits! Positions are located in Vermont and North Carolina with varied start/end dates from April through November. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, with preference given to early applicants.
2018 Seasonal Jobs
Roll up your sleeves and make a difference! VYCC is hiring Crew Leaders and Members for the 2018 season.
Vermont Youth Conservation Corps
1949 East Main St.
Richmond, VT 05477
(802) 434-3969 ext. 131
(802) 434-3985 fax
View the experience and explore all current job openings.
House Advisors/Crew Leaders
The Ranch is situated on 700 acres of farm, forest, and pastureland in Vermont's Green Mountains. The woods are crisscrossed by various hiking trails, including the Appalachian Trail, which crosses the property near Spring Lake, one of the quietest and most pristine lakes in Vermont. The Ranch is convenient to Rutland, and to several downhill ski resorts (including Killington and Okemo mountains) and Burlington is an easy day trip away.
Engage in the lives of others and the life of the land. Share your skills, talents and warmth with a diverse community of people trying to lead more fulfilling lives. Play in the Green Mountains of Vermont. Join the Spring Lake Ranch team as a House Advisor/Crew Leader for at least six months and receive $327/week, private room, all meals, full medical & dental, two weeks paid vacation and sick time in the first year, educational opportunities and use of the entire facilities. Job opportunities are available throughout the year.
A Day in the Life: The house advising job brings men and women, often recently out of college, to Spring Lake Ranch for six months to two years. Learn about becoming a shadow warrior or how the team contributes a steady stream of energy, creativity, enthusiasm and a willingness to give of themselves to the residents.
Human Resource Director
Spring Lake Ranch
1169 Spring Lake Rd.
Cuttingsville, VT 05738
(802) 492-2285 fax
Camp Counselors, Senior Support Staff, Activity Heads, Carpenters, Cooks & Kitchen Staff, Drivers, Farmers, Gardeners, Maintenance Workers, Nurses & Health Support Staff, Outdoor Educators, Special Event Coordinators, Trip Leaders & Interns
F&W is located in south central Vermont, nestled in a beautiful verdant valley near the village of Plymouth, and situated on 500 acres next to Woodward Reservoir, a clear and cool lake perfect for swimming and boating.
With summer and year-round programs that blend wilderness experiences, organic farms and gardens, living in community, cooperative work and service, life of the spirit and homegrown (and unplugged) creative arts, Farm & Wilderness hires over 300 seasonal staff members each year. The F&W staff is made up of "doers." They have backpacked in the Sierras, run food drives for the homeless, worked to clean up the environment, promoted the concept of world peace, played in bands, built houses, operated farms, and climbed in the Himalayas. In any given year, more than half are returning for another season. If you are passionate about working with children and committed to community, apply now at FarmandWilderness.org.
Human Resources Manager
Farm & Wilderness Foundation
263 Farm and Wilderness Rd.
Plymouth, VT 05056
(802) 422-3761 ext. 233
(802) 422-8660 fax
• Year after year Farm & Wilderness is voted one of the best places to work in Vermont!
Farm Apprentices (Certificate in Sustainable Farming)
Burlington (various farms in the region)
The six-month, intensive University of Vermont Farmer Training Program offers aspiring farmers the unique opportunity to manage their own growing site, take classes from professors and farmers and rotate as workers and learners between successful, diverse farms at the Intervale Center in Burlington, Vermont. The program will provide an intense, supportive experience where participants leave with a Certificate in Sustainable Farming, a deeper understanding of agricultural management and small-scale farming, and the entrepreneurial skills to start their own operation. This full-time, tuition-based program runs from May 7th through October 26th, 2018 and is limited to 25 students. Review the application process or contact S’ra DeSantis for more information. Applications will be reviewed monthly and admission into the program will be offered on a rolling basis until the program and wait list are full.
• Download the UVM Farmer Training Program Information Packet »
UVM’s Sustainable Food Systems Movement!
Vermont is the hub for the sustainable food systems movement and the University of Vermont is cultivating leaders! Explore more one-of-a kind programs for students at all levels.
Farmer Training Program
The University of Vermont
460 South Prospect
Burlington, VT 55401
Wilderness Therapy Guides
Located in the mountains above the beautiful Mad River Valley of central Vermont, True North's main field area is a lush green forest surrounding a picturesque hillside retreat
As a small and intimate therapeutic wilderness program, True North provides personalized therapeutic interventions for adolescents (ages 14-17) and young adults (ages 18-25) in a wilderness environment. Wilderness Field Guides provide 24-hour supervision, develop healthy and supportive relationships with students, teach outdoor and primitive living skills, and are an integral part of the therapeutic treatment team. Two Guides work directly with a group of up to seven students with an 8-day on/6-day off work schedule. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age with a Bachelor's degree or higher, possess current WFR & CPR certifications, comfortable working and living in a wilderness setting, demonstrate strong leadership and communication skills and able to manage challenging situations in the field. If you are highly motivated and have experience working with young people, a passion for the outdoors, and a desire to inspire and mentor at-risk teens and young adults, send your resume, cover letter and application to the Field Director.
True North Wilderness Program
P.O. Box 857
Waitsfield, VT 05673
(802) 583-1104 fax
Farms For City Kids is located at Spring Brook Farm, an 800+ acre working dairy farm in east central Vermont near the Connecticut River. The milk produced by the farm’s Jersey cows are used to make award winning artesian and farmstead cheeses, including Tarentaise, Reading and Ashlyne. The sales of cheese and farm made maple syrup help to support the overall education mission. The town of Reading is quite small with just over 600 full-time residents. Woodstock would be considered the largest nearby town and a short drive from the farm. The area offers trails for hikers, bikers and equestrians; crossed with streams and rivers for the anglers and boundless forests for the hunter. Approximately 3 hours from Boston and 2 hours from Burlington, VT and Hartford, CT.
Farms For City Kids specializes in working with 4th-7th grade inner city youth from NYC and Boston by integrating school academics with every day farm life and sustainable living, and mixing in healthy doses of team building activities — all at no cost to participating schools. Educators will lead groups of 5-9 students in farm based activities that will open their eyes to life on a farm, where their food comes from, and the importance of team work and perseverance. Educators also have the opportunity to run a couple of large group activities (18-25 kids) during the day and in the evening focusing more on teamwork and the connections between the farm and their homes. Educators are needed to begin in early/mid-February for training (the first school groups begin arriving at the farm in late February) with work through mid-November. To apply, email a cover letter, resume and three references to Rob Macri.
Farms For City Kids
734 Caper Hill Rd.
Reading, VT 05062
Therapeutic Community Life Sharing Work Opportunities: Coworkers (specializing in crafts, dairy work, elder care, farming & gardening, weaving, and the wood workshop), House Parents, House & Workshop Leaders, and Service Volunteers
Located in Hardwick, about a 45 minute drive to Montpellier and an 1½ hour to Burlington. Heartbeet farms 60 acres of land, has a one-acre vegetable garden, a beautiful new greenhouse, and has 100 acres in forest, which provides a sustainable supply of wood to help heat their homes.
Camphill staff, called Coworkers, live and work with children, youth, and adults with developmental and other disabilities in rural Camphill communities in one of thirteen communities in North America (California, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont as well as in British Columbia and Ontario, Canada). Daily life includes providing human support and caregiving, craft work, working in the farm or garden, cooking wholesome meals, engaging in the healing arts, or celebrating seasonal festivals together. Full room and board, medical insurance, vacation time and a monthly stipend is provided.
• Learn more about Heartbeet Lifesharing
Camphill Association of North America
P.O. Box 1045
1601 Pughtown Rd.
Kimberton, PA 19442