Outdoor Youth Corps

2020 Outdoor Youth Corps Program
August 17, 2020–November 20, 2020
Ages 16–24 eligible | Work up to 10 hrs a week at $11/hr

Participant in the field
Get paid to 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.

The 2020 Outdoor Youth Corps Program will be offered virtually (with the potential to meet in-person periodically) at the Missouri Botanical Garden.

**Due to COVID-19, the bulk of this program will be online. Please make sure you have reliable access to the internet and a way to access online materials (computer, tablet, smart phone, etc.). Contact Samantha Sorrick if you have any questions, challenges, or concerns with this requirement. We will have in-person workdays with smaller groups when it is safe to do so—please apply only if you are comfortable working outdoors.**

OYC participant working in the fieldParticipant Benefits:

  • Paid $11/hour for up to 10 hours a week
  • Discover employment and career opportunities in outdoor and conservation fields
  • Hands-on skill building training
  • Networking opportunities with local youth and professionals Green Industry Professionals
  • Learn about regional and global environmental issues and topics
Job Requirements:
  • Access to the Internet and a phone, computer, etc. to access online material
  • Ability to work outdoors in a variety of conditions, and inclement weather
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs. occasionally, and carry out potentially physically demanding tasks
  • Must be between the ages of 16–24
  • Must be available to work online independently, with occasional outdoor workdays, between August 17, 2020 and November 20, 2020
  • Must be able to attend weekly online workshops on Wednesdays from 4–5:30 p.m.
  • Must be able to arrive at job site on time
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
  • Comfortable completing assignments and accessing work material online

Apply now

Application deadline is 5 p.m. on August 3, 2020. All accepted participants will be notified no later than August 10, 2020.

For additional program information, contact Samantha Sorrick via email at ssorrick@mobot.org or call/text (314) 303-8606.

Participants learning about the site