Youth Corps Adventures – Work and Learn in Nature

February 22, 2023

Are you looking for a summer job or a temporary job during the school year? Are you looking for an educational and fun experience in nature? If you are, then apply for one of Oregon’s Youth Corps programs.

The mission of Oregon Youth Corps is to advance youth workforce and stewardship experiences that strengthen communities across Oregon. Oregon Youth Corps improves access for opportunities, strengthens communities, prepares a future ready workforce, and advances pathways.

By incorporating education, providing workforce development and training, enhancing the environment through stewardship, and working as part of a team in a crew setting, Oregon Youth Corps provides meaningful opportunities for youth.

Youth Corps programs are paid positions. Depending on the program, Youth Corps members get paid minimum wage for their service. Other programs offer a modest educational stipend.

Members learn about good-decision making, how to write a résumé and interview for a job, and how to conduct oneself professionally.

Doug Denning, the director for the Oregon Youth Conservation Corps, said the program offers many benefits for youth. Young people learn about the environment and natural resources, work ethic, discipline, and how to take responsibility for their actions. They also have the opportunity to connect with their communities and take pride in the work they do.

To participate in the program, go to or contact and ask about programs in your county.

Other organizations offering Youth Corps programs that you can contact are:
Northwest Youth Corps:
Heart of Oregon:

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