Alumni Resources

Youth Leadership Stewardship
I just had an amazing experience in the North Cascades…What do I do next?”

Check out some of the amazing opportunities listed below! Remember that your Youth Leadership Instructors are great people to use as references.

If you would like to add an opportunity to this page, please email Sarah Parker at Thanks!

General Opportunties


North Cascades Institute, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, National Park Service, Seattle Parks and Recreation, New Wilderness Project, Northwest Youth Corps, Student Conservation Association & The Mountaineers, present the 2018 Northwest Youth Leadership Summit. This year, the Summit will include a series of Seattle area field trips on Friday, November 16th and a full day of learning, networking, reconnecting, and more on Saturday, November 17th, 2018 · 9 am-6 pm at The Mountaineers Seattle Program Center · 7700 Sand Point Way NE. This event is for individuals ages 14-26 and is FREE! To register, visit:


This year, Seattle Parks & Recreation is partnering with Young Women Empowered (Y-WE) to offer the Environmental Leadership Council (ELC). This is a cohort of young women* ages 13-18 that will meet 1-2 times monthly from October through June. In the ELC, we will explore what it means to us to live in a healthy world and city, learn about environmental justice in our communities, and increase our facilitation and leadership skills. To learn more and see specific program dates, visit the Y-WE website. Then, apply for ELC here today - applicants will be contacted for an informal phone interview and will be notified of acceptance into ELC by Friday, September 28

*Gender Inclusion: Y-WE empowers people who identify as women, were socialized as women, or who were assigned female at birth. Gender nonconforming, gender non-binary, trans, intersex, and other gender variant participants are welcome. 

Are you interested in working for the Forest Service? Attend the U.S. Forest Service Recruitment Events located in Oregon and Washington.   There are over 1000 seasonal positions available across the Pacific Northwest for 2019!  Hiring managers from the US Forest Service will be available to answer questions, review resumes, and help candidates apply for positions that day. The Seattle event (hosted in collaboration with Seattle Parks and Recreation Outdoors Opportunities Program) will be held at Yesler Community Center (917 E Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98122), Friday Oct 5th, from 5:00 – 7:00PMwith check-in starting at 4:30 pm.

RSVP for the recruitment events at the following link:  


Remote Medical International, in collaboration with the Seattle Chapter of Environmental Professionals of Color (EPOC) is hosting a free Wilderness First Aid (WFA) medical training course at the Audubon Center at Seward Park, October 20-21, 2018.

The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course is a 2-day training that provides introductory medical skills to individuals. Through a hands-on and scenario-based approach, this course offers the skills and confidence needed to make informed medical decisions when you need to care for someone or definitive care is at a distance. 

 There is limited space available and you must be 17+ years older to apply.  Please apply by submitting your response here.  Placement is competitive and applicants will be contacted by October 15th if chosen.

High School


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


Are you a college student or recent graduate age 18 or over with a passion for the environment? Are you ready to travel to new places and take on new challenges? Do you want to find a way to turn your conservation interests into a career?

Whether your dream is to lead public programs as a park ranger, trek the backcountry as a field scientist, or explore new sustainability solutions as an urban planner, Student Conservation Association has something for you. Learn more here.

Volunteer Opportunities


North Cascades National Park

Washington Department of Ecology

Northwest Youth Corps

Washington Trails Association

The Nature Conservancy

Skagit County, Washington

Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group

Skagit Land Trust

King County, Washington

King County Parks & Recreation

Salmon Watchers Program

Mountain to Sound Greenway

Seattle Audubon Society


Whatcom County Parks & Recreation

Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association

Northwest Wildlife Rescue & Rehab

Whatcom Land Trust

Clatsop County  (Oregon)

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park

Nature Conservancy

1000 Friends of Oregon

Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve