Adventures Without Limits (AWL) is a small non-profit with a big mission! Our team is passionate about providing opportunity and adventure to all people, regardless of ability level, socioeconomic status, gender, ethnicity, or age. AWL adventures are inclusive, adaptive, and community-oriented! We believe that everyone should have access to the mental, physical, and social benefits of time spent outdoors. Our programs aim to inspire personal growth, instill confidence, develop peer relationships, and enhance awareness of the natural environment through whitewater rafting, flatwater kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, backpacking, climbing, and camping trips. Our community is wide and diverse; we work with individuals with disabilities, seniors, youth, school groups, people experiencing poverty, nonprofit partners, and corporate groups alike from Forest Grove and the greater Portland Metro area. At AWL, we value an inclusive atmosphere that encourages shared growth and learning among both staff and participants.
Adventure Guides are responsible for the delivery of safe, instructional outdoor recreation trips to a range of diverse participants including but not limited to: individuals with disabilities, at-risk youth, school groups, seniors, corporate groups, and more. We uphold a culture of inclusivity, mutual support, growth, and learning. Guides will be expected to teach necessary skills and facilitate meaningful outdoor adventures while managing risk and social group dynamics for every trip.
As part of this application process, we will fill several positions for summer guides. Depending on experience and availability, applicants may serve as a Seasonal Guide or Part-time Guide. As such, duties, responsibilities, and pay will vary depending on your role. Seasonal guides tend to work “full-time” hours for the season they are hired for. Part-time Guides work “part-time” hours. Hours for both Seasonal and Part-time guides depend on the individual guide’s interest, experience, and availability, as well as the needs of the organization. Guides should expect to work 8-12+ hour days which includes packing, unpacking, and driving to the trip location which is typically 1-2 hours from the warehouse.
IN THIS ROLE, YOU WILL:
TRAINING & IMPORTANT DATES:
Please note: We will be holding an in-house River Safety & Rescue Course and Raft Guide School during Whitewater Week (space in these trainings is prioritized for incoming raft guides, and those likely to work rafting trips). These trainings are no-cost, no-pay, meaning we will not charge for the courses, and attendees will not receive pay. Hirees are also welcome to attend a SWR or Guide School elsewhere.
Diversity, inclusion, and authenticity are core values at AWL. We welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives. BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and candidates living with a disability are highly encouraged to apply. No matter who you are, if you are excited about adaptive and inclusive recreation, we want to hear from you!
HOW TO APPLY
Please email a resume, cover letter, references, and relevant trip logs to: [email protected], with “Adventure Guide Application” in the subject line. Please include if you are interested in seasonal or part-time guiding.
Priority deadline: Feb 25th, 2024 by 11:59 pm PST
Interviews: Scheduled on a rolling basis – February and March 2024
Offers: March 2024
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
IN EXCHANGE FOR YOUR BRILLIANCE, YOU WILL RECEIVE:
WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU:
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