Outdoor Youth Corps

Outdoor Youth Corps Weekend Work Series
January 9–May 22, 2021
City residents 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 will be offered at 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.**

Young women on boatParticipant 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 professionals 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 and some Sundays between January 9 and May 22
  • Must have a city address
  • 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

Apply now

Application deadline is 5 p.m. on December 27, 2020. All accepted participants will be notified no later than January 1, 2021.

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

Participants on a site