Outdoor Youth Corps

"Outdoor Youth Corps: Summer 2019" applications are closed. Applications for the "Outdoor Youth Corps: Weekend Work Series" will open in July.

Work alongside Missouri Botanical Garden staff, industry professionals, and fellow citizens as you design, plant, create and care for colorful gardens and habitats, lead community clean-ups and action projects, and gain new knowledge and skills necessary for future careers.

In summer 2019, Outdoor Youth Corps will be offered in two locations

North City Crew - O'Fallon Park | South City Crew - Missouri Botanical Garden

Job Requirements:

    Participant in the field
  • ability to work outdoors in a variety of conditions, and inclement weather
  • ability to lift 40 lbs occasionally, and carry out physically demanding tasks regularly
  • must be between the ages of 16–24
  • must be available to work summer 2019,
    Monday–Thursday from
    7 a.m.–1 p.m.

Position Competencies:

  • comfortable communicating with the general public
  • ability to be an effective member of a team
  • ethical and responsible conduct on and off the job site
  • ability to receive and interpret direction

Participant working hard
The Outdoor Youth Corps-North City Crew is offered in partnership with STL Youth Jobs, a summer youth employment program that builds work and life skills and increases youth involvement and engagement with their community.

Thanks for your interest in the Outdoor Youth Corps. Work for the 2019 season will begin Monday, June 10 and continue through Friday, August 9. Applications for the Summer 2019 Corps are closed. Note: applications for the Outdoor Youth Corps: Weekend Work Series will open in July.

To learn more, email Nelson Curran at nelson.curran@mobot.org.

Participants learning about the site