Carpenter/Community Service Trip Leader

VISIONS is seeking carpenters to help lead our summer programs for teens. Our programs have a focus on meaningful community service, and having carpenters on our teams in critical to the success of our projects. This is a full-time, seasonal position.

In addition to leading carpentry projects, leaders supervise and mentor teens during 12-day to 4-week programs. Some locations have back-to-back sessions with a few days of break in between. Leaders work with and supervise students in all aspects of the program: service projects, recreational activities, cross-cultural events, and even day-to-day chores such as cooking and cleaning. The first priority is creating a positive and productive experience for the participants that cultivates growth and global understanding.

This is a residential program, with leaders and teens living together in a community center, rented house, or similar place that we call home for the summer, usually in a local neighborhood. We have long-term ties to the places we work, and thus are a part of the community. Leaders work hard, but the work is incredibly fulfilling when it’s the right fit. VISIONS leaders commit to a work attitude that is respectful, cooperative, positive, safety-conscious, and community-spirited.

-Minimum age 22
-First Aid and CPR certified before the program begins
-Background check, required of all trip leaders upon job offer
-For language immersion programs only: fluent or conversational-level Spanish or French

Preferred Qualifications
-Carpentry skills
-Experience working with teens
-Advanced medical certification (WFR, EMT)
-Lifeguard certification

Employment duration ranges from 6-10 weeks in June-August, depending on the program location, and includes 7-10 days of on-site training before participants arrive.

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Interviews begin in late-January, with additional interviews if needed February - April until all positions are filled. Questions? Email [email protected]