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Providing meaningful rites of passage takes a village! We are excited by your interest to get involved in this work, and would love to connect with you soon. Here are some of the top ways you can participate:

Volunteer Opportunities:

Our programs depend upon volunteers and financial donors. Their support is what keeps us energetically doing our work. There are a number of ways you can become involved, whether as a regular volunteer or an occasional one. Help us make a difference in the lives of youth and adults!  For more information, please fill out the form on our Volunteer With Journeys page.

We also hold work parties four times during the year to mobilize collective energy to complete essential tasks, while building community and having fun. Whether it's stuffing envelopes, splitting wood for the sweat lodge, planting trees or preparing basecamp for the upcoming summer -- we always appreciate help.

Intern Opportunities:

As a small not-for-profit organization, we highly value the contributions of those wanting to make a contribution while gaining experience and knowledge through a volunteer internship.

Past Internship Opportunities:

  • Fundraising

  • Social Media Outreach and Marketing

  • Bookkeeping

  • Basecamp Logistics (food and gear systems for summer trips)

If you are interested in exploring an internship possibility in these, or some other area, we’d love to hear your proposal and see if we can arrange an opportunity for you. Contact us with your idea!

Summer Program Opportunities:

Each summer, Journeys offers a limited number of positions for those that want to serve youth and families through our summer experiences. These positions are a great way to make a difference in the lives of youth, and learn our methods first-hand! Please scroll down for details.


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Field Guide Positions for 2020

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If you are called to guide youth through transformative wilderness rite of passage experiences and backpacking expeditions, consider applying and giving your gifts through Journeys.

There are three levels to our staff team structure based on experience: Program Coordinator, Program Mentor and Program Apprentice. You may read more about job descriptions by clicking on these links.

Most of our seasonal program staff begin in the Apprentice Position. We strongly believe that, even with relevant wilderness and backcountry experiences, our program staff will best be trained and prepared through experiential learning. 

We also highly recommend you consider enrolling in the latest version of our Rite of Passage Mentor Training Program,

developed over the last few decades: Restoring Youth Rites of Passage: Two Week Leadership Intensive. 

This program, or solid previous experience in youth rite of passage work, is strongly encouraged in order to apprentice or staff our youth programs for ages 12 and older.

Regardless of the position you would like to apply for, please spend some time getting acquainted with our program offerings. Then complete an online application that includes the program position(s) you are interested in and submit the supplemental materials via mail or email (

Thank you for considering a summer with us! We look forward to hearing from you. Also, in the meantime consider dropping in on one of our upcoming community or volunteer events – you can find these listed on our Community Workshops & Events page.


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Our summer youth programs, for ages 8 – 18, help young people navigate the journey from childhood to adulthood in a supported, mentored way.

Youth Program Overview →


Our adult programs, for ages 18 and older, grew out of the strong need we saw to guide adults through their own rites of passage — for transition does not end at age 18.

Adult Program Overview →

These programs foster the presence necessary for authentic connections, which are essential in our relationships with all beings.

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In the spirit of creating community & increasing the availability of rite of passage experiences, we offer memorable presentations, unique workshops, and impactful events.

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