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Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204


2909 SW Second Ave
Portland, OR 97201

503-823-3601 (voice)

503-823-6378 (text)

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Teen Job Opportunities

Environmental Education Job Opportunities

Job Description Eligibility
 Youth Conservation Crew Member  Summer job opportunity for teens interested in outdoor work and protecting the environment  Age 14 - 18
 Nature Day Camp Naturalist  Spend your summer connecting children ages 3 - 12 to nature in the city through science, exploration, play and stewardship  Age 16+++
 Jr. GRUNT Crew Leader  Mentor middle school students as they connect to nature, community and life skills  Age 19+++
 Youth Conservation Crew Leader  Mentor and supervise teenagers as they complete important work in natural areas and gain job skills  Age 21+++

Pre-employment volunteer programs that build job skills & leadership:

Program Description Age Eligibility


Jr GRUNT is a year-round program that connects teens to nature, healthy outdoor adventure, environmental science, stewardship and life and job skills.  We partner with 9th Grade Counts so that Jr. GRUNT participants get high school credit for completing the program!

8th Grade + summer before 9th Grade

Volunteer with Nature Day Camp Nature Day Camp Volunteers, called Teacher Apprentices, spend a week of camp as a "teacher in training." Campers (who could be between the ages of 3-12) are divided into small groups and spend each day with our trained EE Staff where they learn about ecology, engage in nature play, explore and build connections to people and place! Volunteers assist the EE staff by helping the campers with tasks, playing games, reading stories, doing crafts and getting to know the campers.

Age 13 - 17

 GRUNT GRUNT is a 65 hour volunteer naturalist & job skills program.  Most schools award high school credit for successful completion of the program.  Teens who complete the program are guaranteed a paid summer job with Youth Conservation Crew or Nature Day Camp.

 Age 15 - 17

TEENS & Adults: discover other job opportunities with Portland Parks & Recreation on our Seasonal Job Page!