Summer Community Service Trip Leader

VISIONS Service Adventures

About the organization

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. Our programs take place in Alaska, British Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic, Galápagos Islands, Guadeloupe, Montana and Peru.

As an organization that sets a standard for cultural exchanges, community-building and ambitious projects, we know that having exceptional leaders is key. Furthermore, working for VISIONS can be incredibly fulfilling and fun.

Duties

Leaders supervise and mentor teens during 12-day to 4-week programs. Leaders attend 7-10 days of on-site training before participants arrive for the program(s). 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.

Qualifications

APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS
● Minimum age 22
● First Aid and CPR certified before the program begins
● Background check (~ $35), paid for by applicant, will be required of all trip leaders immediately
upon job offer

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (Depending on location assignment)
● Experience working with teenagers
● For language immersion programs: fluent or conversational-level Spanish or French
● Carpentry skills
● Lifeguarding experience
● Farming experience
● Advanced medical training (WFR, EMT, etc.)

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Interviews begin in late-January, with additional interviews if needed February - April until all positions are filled.

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