Join Our Leadership Team

Update 8/3/20: Current late summer/ fall leader openings highlighted in red text below.


Northwest Youth Corps Field Leaders perform many roles and are the key to our program’s success. They understand that being a leader is much more than being a boss. They have the drive, commitment, and mental toughness to carry them through the unexpected challenges that arise at the most inopportune of times; a remote location with bad weather, in the middle of trying to complete a mile of new trail, finish a bridge, or eradicate an invasive species. The position is multi-faceted and demanding, but with opportunity for enormous rewards. Successful Crew Leaders demonstrate high standards, good sense, excellent judgment, and the desire to devote themselves to the crew and program alike. The Crew Leader position requires physical aptitude, mental fortitude, and a high level of comfort in the outdoors.


Field Leader Positions Overseeing Youth up to age 19

Youth Community Field Leaders

(this is an AmeriCorps Position)

Duration: 10 weeks (summer), Non-Residential (day crew)

Lead teens (ages 15-18) in the following locations: Eugene/Springfield, Portland, Tacoma,

Session 2020 Dates
Session 1 , various locations in OR, WA 6/15 - 7/17 or 6/22 - 7/24
Leadership Retreat (mandatory) TBD
Session 2 , various locations in OR, WA 7/20 - 8/21 or 7/27 - 8/28

Youth Camping Field Leaders

As a Field Leader or Assistant Field Leader, you will co-lead a teenage trail crew in one of our many conservation projects scattered across the Northwest. You will grow, learn and laugh along with your crew; build solid muscles and lasting friendships. All leaders participating within Youth Programs are hired on as Assistant Field Leads. Evaluations throughout leader trainings will help supervisors determine who will fit best in what role.

Session 2020 Dates
Summer Session, Eugene,OR 5/29 - 8/29
Summer Session, Washington 5/29 - 8/29
Fall Session, Eugene, OR 9/4 - 10/24
Camping Field Leader (AmeriCorps) Position Description
  Camping Crew Leader Position Description
Leader Positions Overseeing Adults 19+ Years of Age

Young Adult Crew Leaders

Our Young Adult Program is an innovative AmeriCorps program designed to provide hands on training and experience to those interested in pursuing employment with conservation corps, land and water resource management agencies, and other outdoor careers. The program integrates team-based work projects, education, and on-site vocational training into an experience that prioritizes personal growth, and the development of conservation work skills. Participants will develop technical skills working on a variety of conservation projects while developing the soft skills needed to be successful in the outdoor industry.

Session 2020 Dates
Eugene, Summer


8/10 - 10/16

Eugene, Fall

9/4 - 11/20

 Young Adult Leader Position Description