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.
Farm and Wilderness 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
South-central Vermont, nestled in a beautiful verdant valley near the village of Plymouth, and situated on 600 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 & gardens, living in community, cooperative work & service, life of the spirit and homegrown (and unplugged) creative arts, Farm & Wilderness hires nearly 250 seasonal staff members each year (with 230 job openings during the summer months). Year after year Farm & Wilderness is voted one of the best places to work in Vermont!
Spring Lake Ranch Therapeutic Community House Advisors/Crew Leaders
Cuttingsville (in Vermont's Green Mountains near Rutland)
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 $297/week, private room, all meals, full medical & dental, paid vacation time, 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.
University of Vermont Farmer Training Program 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 early May to the end of October every year.
Vermont Youth Conservation Corps Crew Leaders, Assistant Crew Leaders, Leadership Development Crews, Corps Members, High School Leadership Program Instructors, Food & Farm Apprentices
Lead the outdoor job adventure of a lifetime. Become a facilitator, trainer, counselor, teacher, role model and work supervisor. Equip young people with the tools, skills and personal responsibility to complete vital conservation and service projects. Outdoor Leadership positions last from three to six months with spring, summer & fall start dates; School Instructors begin in August for a year; and Food & Farm Apprentices begin in mid-April for six months.