Outdoor Youth Corps
OYC participants

Outdoor Youth Corps Fall Weekend Work Series
Saturday Workdays – September 10–December 17, 2022
St. Louis City youth ages 16–24 eligible | $11 per hour
*Applications open in June 2022!

Outdoor Youth Corps Summer Crew
June 6–August 5, 2022
St. Louis City and County youth ages 16–24 eligible | $11 per hour
*Applications now closed.

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 Summer Crew Program will be offered through the Missouri Botanical Garden, with work days spent at multiple sites throughout the city.


Participants monitoring bees Participant 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 weekdays June 6–August 5
  • 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

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

Summer 2022 applications now closed.

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