LOCATIONS: Alaska, British Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic, Galápagos Islands, Guadeloupe, Montana reservations, Peru
VISIONS offers summer programs for teens that focus on meaningful community service, cultural immersion and adventure. Co-ed groups of 16 - 25 teens and 4 - 6 leaders live and work together in the heart of a host community.
Leaders supervise and mentor teens during 12-day to 4-week programs. Some locations have back-to-back sessions with a few days of break in between. Leaders work with and supervise students in all aspects of the program: service projects, recreational activities, cross-cultural events, and even day-to-day chores such as cooking and cleaning. The first priority is creating a positive and productive experience for the participants that cultivates growth and global understanding.
This is a residential program, with leaders and teens living together in a community center, rented house, or similar place that we call home for the summer, usually in a local neighborhood. We have long-term ties to the places we work, and thus are a part of the community. Leaders work hard, but the work is incredibly fulfilling when it’s the right fit. VISIONS leaders commit to a work attitude that is respectful, cooperative, positive, safety-conscious, and community-spirited.
● Minimum age 22
● First Aid and CPR certified before the program begins
● Background check, required of all trip leaders upon job offer
● For language immersion programs: fluent or conversational-level Spanish or French
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (Depending on location assignment)
● Experience working with teenagers
● Lifeguarding experience
● Carpentry skills
● Advanced medical training (WFR, EMT, etc.)
Salary is commensurate with similar employment opportunities and experience, and varies depending on the program duration. Please email if you would like more details.
Employment duration ranges from 6-10 weeks in June-August, depending on the program location, and includes 7-10 days of on-site training before participants arrive.
Interviews begin in late-January, with additional interviews if needed February - April until all positions are filled. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
VISIONS summer programs are built on the pillars of meaningful service, full cultural engagement and adventurous exploration. Our student volunteers work among Blackfeet and Northern Cheyenne people on Montana Indian reservations and with indigenous Athabascans in Alaska, as well as abroad in South ...