Jobs

High School Students:

Common Threads Farm

Common Threads is located in Bellingham and their mission is to connect kids to healthy food in the garden, in the kitchen, and at the table. They want kids to grow up making food choices that are good for their bodies, their communities and environment. They have internships, volunteer opportunities, and AmeriCorps positions available so check out their website! 

SCA Youth Programs

Are you a high school student who is passionate about conservation? Do you like working as part of a team to get things done? Do you just love being outdoors?

Join an SCA camping or commuting crew and plug yourself into SCA’s nationwide network of young conservationists. SCA offers a range of programs for youth ages 15-19. Whether you want to serve in your local community or explore public lands across the country, SCA has something for you! Learn more here.

Post-High School

Skagit & Whatcom Counties: 

Bellingham Community Boating Center

Salish Sea Expeditions

City of Bellingham

RE Sources: Promotes sustainable communities and protect the health of northwestern Washington’s people and ecosystems through application of science, education, advocacy and action. 

Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA): Educates, inspires, and engages the community to take action to keep wild salmon here for future generations.

Skagit Land Trustconserves wildlife habitat, agricultural and forest lands, scenic open space, wetlands, and shorelines for the benefit of our community and as a legacy for future generations.

Kulshan Carbon TrustOur mission is to conserve and sequester carbon through collaborative natural climate solutions in Whatcom and Skagit Counties.

Whiteswan Environmental: Indigenous led-- advocates for thriving cultures and environment for all in the Salish Sea.

Whatcom Million Trees Project: plant and protect one-million trees over the next five years (2022 thru 2026) in Whatcom County. It’s an urgent response to climate and biodiversity crises that will also enhance the health and resilience of our local communities.

Skagit Watershed Council: Understand, protect and restore the productivity of healthy ecosystems in order to support sustainable fisheries

Community to Community: women-led grassroots organization dedicated to food sovereignty and immigrant rights

Wild Whatcom: fosters lifelong connections to nature. They offer various outdoor experiences for young people

Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group

Seattle:

Got Green Seattle: As climate change intensifies cycles of injustice, Got Green fights for transformative change by building community power in South Seattle

Y-WEYoung Women Empowered cultivates the power of diverse young women to be creative leaders and courageous changemakers through transformative programs within a collaborative community of belonging

Front & Centeredthe largest coalition of communities of color-led groups in the pacific northwest, whose diverse missions and work come together at the intersection of equity, environmental and climate justice. Coalition membership means community groups believe in the principles and values upon which Front and Centered was founded. Together, and with key partners our coalition actively works towards the vision for a Just Transition.

Puyallup Tribe 

The Mountaineers

King County Parks & Recreation

Salmon Watchers Program

Mountain to Sound Greenway

Seattle Audubon Society

Across Washington State:

Northwest Youth Corps

Northwest Youth Corps has Americorps positions in public lands across the West. Check out all their listings here

YMCA Earth Service Corps

Adopt a Stream Foundation

United States Forest Service

National:

Climatebase Job Board: Check out this climate-focused job board! Climatebase  connects people with employment and volunteer opportunities at organizations working to solve the climate crisis. Constantly updated with more opportunities! Check it out here.

Adopt a Stream Foundation

Volunteer Opportunities

Regional

North Cascades National Park

Washington Department of Ecology

Northwest Youth Corps

Washington Trails Association

The Nature Conservancy

Clatsop County  (Oregon)

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park

Nature Conservancy

1000 Friends of Oregon

Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve

If you would like to add an opportunity to this page, please email youth@ncascades.org.