Outdoor Youth Corps
Outdoor Youth Corps Alternative Spring Break @ Forest Park
March 21–March 25, 2022
St. Louis City youth ages 16 to 24 eligible | $11 per hour
Get paid to work with Missouri Botanical Garden staff and Forest Park staff while learning about ecological restoration, invasive species and sustainability related concepts.
  • Workdays will consist of ecological restoration projects in the mornings followed by a sustainability related field trip or guest speaker in the afternoons.
  • Snacks, lunch, and metro transit passes are provided.
  • Application open until positions are filled.
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Meet the Outdoor Youth Corps 2021 Summer Crew!

Outdoor Youth Corps Weekend Work Series
February 5–May 21, 2022
Young adults ages 16–24 eligible | $11 per hour

Participants working outdoorsGet 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 OYC Weekend Work Series Program will be offered through the Missouri Botanical Garden, with work days spent at multiple sites throughout the city.

**We will be monitoring the COVID-19 situation throughout the program. If it becomes necessary to cease workdays due to safety reasons, we will provide work opportunities online for participating youth.**

Participants monitoring beesParticipant Benefits:

  • Paid $11/hour
  • Discover employment and career opportunities in outdoor and conservation fields
  • Hands-on skill building training
  • Networking opportunities with local youth and Green Industry professionals
  • Learn about regional and global environmental issues and topics

Job Requirements:

  • 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 Saturdays February through May
  • Must be able to arrive at job site on time

If safety becomes an issue due to COVID-19, we will provide online work. You must have access to the internet and a device such as a phone, tablet, or computer to complete this work.

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

To learn more about the program, join us for an informational session on January 13 at 4 p.m. online via Zoom. Register for info session

For additional program information, or if you have any questions, contact Bryanna Blackburn via email at bblackburn@mobot.org.

Apply now

Participants on a site