1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
GRUNT (Greenpaces Restoration & Urban Naturalist Team) is a volunteer environmental science and job skills program that connects youth to nature and environmental careers. During the programs, participants go on exciting environmental adventures, conduct real scientific research and discover the variety of natural resources career options.
Successful completion of this fun, FREE training leads to paid summer work with Nature Day Camp or the Youth Conservation Crew. Alumni are eligible to continue with paid internships and job opportunities until they are 25 years old.
High School freshmen, sophomores and juniors can apply. Teens of all races, ethnicities, religions, genders, abilities, English language proficiency and economic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Youth must be able to walk 3 miles on uneven ground and safely handle sharp tools.
All eligible applicants who turn in a complete application before the deadline will be offered an interview. Twelve teens will be selected to join GRUNT.
We also have a FREE environmental science, stewardship and job skills program for 8th graders! For more information, visit the Jr. GRUNT page!
|Environmental Science||Job Skills||Stewardship||Outdoor Adventure|
|Birds||Conservation Education||Invasive Plant Removal||Beach|
|Ecology||Cover Letter Writing||Habitat Restoration||Hiking|
|Fungi||Education Techniques||Trail maintenance||Kayaking|
|Habitats||Career Exposure||Leave No Trace||Ropes Course|
|Nature Awareness||Interview Practice||Mulching||Stand-up Paddle Boarding|
|Macroinvertebrates||Interview Preparedness||Pruning||Whitewater Rafting|
|Plants, Native||Paid Work||Amphibian Monitoring||Wilderness Survival|
|Plants, Invasive||Volunteer Internships||Fence Building|
|Tidepool Discovery||Professionalism||Arborist work|
|Water Quality||Resume Writing|
|Wildlife Tracking||Professional social media presence|