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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!


(Now accepting applications for fall 2022)
Position begins late August

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.

Our Policy: It is the policy of this organization to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual preference, age, or disability.


Volunteers are super important at Ventura Wild! Volunteers receive an orientation, and work with a staff of 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, and follow the school calendar. See web page for program schedule (SUMMER PROGRAMS are 5 days a week 5 – 7 hours a day).

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.

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