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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

Environmental Education Employment

Environmental Education Employment Opportunities (Paid)

Position Status Description Eligibility
Youth Conservation Crew Member Closed Summer job opportunity for teens interested in outdoor work and protecting the environment Age 14 - 18
Jr. GRUNT Crew Leader Closed Mentor middle school students as they connect to nature, community and life skills Age 19+
Youth Conservation Crew Leader Applications open for Summer 2018 Mentor and supervise teenagers as they complete important work in natural areas and gain job skills Age 21+
Field Trip Naturalist Closed   Age 21+
Nature Mentor - Connecting children and their families to nature Closed   Age 21+

Pre-employment volunteer programs that build job skills and leadership (Unpaid)

Program Description Eligibility
Jr. GRUNT
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 Ninth Grade Transition (All Hands Raised) so that Jr. GRUNT participants get high school credit for completing the program. 8th Grade + summer before 9th Grade
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 and 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. Now accepting applications for 2018! Age 15 - 17

Application Resources

Helpful guides to coach you with your application and interview process.


Teens and Adults
Discover other job opportunities with Portland Parks & Recreation on the main Employment and Internships page.