Summer Service Trip Leader + Carpenters +Wilderness First Responders
VISIONS Service Adventures
About the organization
Teen Summer Service & Gap Programs
Sustainability | Cultural Exchange | Deep Learning
We believe that stepping outside of ourselves and encountering new perspectives fosters profound and positive change. We know that students who engage in meaningful service work in new environments gain exceptional insight—it’s been our program model for 33 years. Our teen volunteers and college-age Gap participants settle into the daily life of the host community, get to know local residents, experience different customs and in the process, begin to feel a sense of global connection. As one of the oldest international and domestic service organizations for teenagers and young adults, we celebrate this connectedness—and the hope it holds for the future.
As we welcome the 2021 season, VISIONS expands upon our environmental commitment with projects rooted in sustainability and connection to the land.
Leaders supervise and mentor teens during 12-day to 4-week programs (8-week programs for Gap Semesters). 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.
Leaders receive a pay stipend, round-trip travel to the program site, and meals / lodging. Feel free to contact us with any questions.
● Minimum age 22; 24 for Gap Semester
● 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 ● Carpentry skills
● Lifeguarding experience
● Farming experience
● Advanced medical training (WFR, EMT, etc.)
Contact email: [email protected]
Apply online on our website.
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