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WILD Poster with text "Get WILD this summer!" and a photo of two blue herons.Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve offers volunteer counselor opportunities for their WILD Program (Wetlands Individual Leadership Development). This is a great volunteer opportunity for students who love the outdoors and enjoy working with children. Camps run from June - August.

WILD volunteers will work in an outdoor nature day camp for youth ranging in ages 6 to 12. Applicants must be in High School and be at least 14 years old. Volunteers need be available for a minimum of one week during the summer and are required to attend an orientation program. Students must apply on-line.

Volunteer Responsibilities

  • Volunteers must work for a minimum of one camp week during the summer.
  • Must attend one orientation program. There are two orientations offered to choose from. May 20 from 4:30 - 8:30 pm or May 21 from 10 am to 2 pm.
  • Must have ability to accept supervision and guidance.
  • Assist staff in working with youth in a nature camp setting.
  • Volunteers must provide their own transportation to and from the Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve located at 2600 SW Hillsboro Hwy, Hillsboro, OR 97123.

Application & Hiring Process

  • Fill out the on-line application. The application is due by April 12.
  • If application is accepted, you will be contacted for an interview. Interviews will be held during the week of April 18.
  • If accepted into the program, you must attend one of the two orientations offered on May 20 from 4:30 - 8:30 or on May 21 from 10 am to 2 pm.

Questions?

 Contact:

Sarah Elizabeth Delepine
Volunteer Services Coordinator
sarah.delepine@hillsboro-oregon.gov
503-615-3479

 

 

 

 

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Last updated: 2/1/2016 12:57:56 PM