Join Our Team

We are hiring! Now accepting applications for positions beginning this Fall 2022.


A job that reinforces a lifestyle from the heart and soul for staff, participants, families and the community. Work that provides emotional wellness, community building, and a force for change in the world. ISN’T THAT WHAT WE ALL ARE LOOKING FOR? This is not an easy job, but it is rewarding, soulful and so much fun!

Ventura Wild is totally dependent on the high level of inspiration and dedication in our instructors. Teams of two or three staff with a group size of 8-12 children. We visit preserves, local trails, swimming holes and other wild locations.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. This organization does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation. 

Volunteer with Ventura Wild


Volunteers and interns are a core part of Ventura Wild!

Are you interested in working with children in an educational environment that promotes awareness, understanding and profound respect for nature? Then you might be interested in applying for our volunteer and internship opportunities!

You will receive an orientation and work alongside 2 or 3 exceptional outdoor leaders. All programs are weekdays, mornings OR afternoons, once a week for 8 weeks, 2 – 3 hours depending on the program. You must be willing to commit to at least 1 program for an entire ‘season’.

Parents are asked to volunteer in a program without their own children. We provide an orientation, t-shirts, training materials and great fun in local wild places! This is a labor of love, a commitment of the heart for children in nature.