Urban Wilderness Works to restore our communities, cultural and environment by creating access to service-learning projects rooted in social change.
As an adult trip co-leader you are responsible for: Daily planning and logistics while on course; risk management; youth development; working with land management agencies and partners to meet trail building and environmental restoration standards; youth supervision; sharing in daily camp duties, included but not limited to, cooking, camp clean-up, gathering water. Participate actively in risk assessment, recreational planning, gear and safety protocols. Creating a fun, memorable, team experience to help youth develop leadership and work skills through experiential learning and arts reflection!
Mandatory pre-trip days August 17-19 staff training and August 20 & 21 youth orientation. Trip dates August 25-September 10. Post trip day, September 11. North Cascades National Park, WA on Ross Lake. 10 days of trail building projects led by National Parks staff. We pack all gear with students the day before the trip. The program includes the arts and will encourage youth to engage their creativity through writing, drawing, spoken word, and journaling.
- Must be available to be away for the duration of the trip. August 17-19 is staff training and orientation. Expect long days including early morning travel to hikes.
- Personal experience or professional experience, hiking, backpacking, and camping.
- Experience working with youth from diverse backgrounds
- A demonstrated interest/experience with social and environmental justice concerns.
- A demonstrated interest/experience in using arts for reflection or a willingness to learn and lead arts activities.
- Demonstrated interest/experience in one or more of the following: outdoor living, hiking, camping, and backpacking.
- Outdoor work experience such as trail maintenance, restoration work, landscaping or other.
- Must pass criminal background check and complete medical exam.
- Certifications: Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness First Aid.
- Compensation: $1,700- $2,100 DOE (food and tent lodging included) and staff training.
Immediate opening. Position open until filled. LGBTQ and people of color encouraged to apply.