Do you know a young adult between the ages of 16-24 who experiences barriers with school or employment? YouthBuild can help students with credit recovery and provides opportunities to earn their GED, high school diploma, or college credits while learning job skills.
- Get paid to go to school, while gaining valuable work experience.
- Program time divided between education training, job training and leadership development.
- Offers TWO vocational training opportunities- through building affordable housing or serving in child development classrooms.
- Earn industry recognized certifications.
- Achieve your education goals!
HOW TO APPLY
All interested applicants MUST attend one Pre-Enrollment Info Session before they can be invited for an interview. Interviews will take place on Thursday, April 6th.
Each Info Session is from 5:00-6:00 p.m. at our YouthBuild office, located at 68797 George Cyrus Rd, Sisters, OR 97759.
Upcoming YouthBuild Pre-enrollment Information Sessions:
- Thursday March 9th, 2023
- Thursday March 16th, 2023
- Thursday March 23rd, 2023
- Tuesday April 4th, 2023
Applications for April Cohort are due by Monday, April 3rd.
Mental Toughness Orientation Begins Monday, April 10th.
To get started, CLICK HERE to fill out an application on our website. A staff member will be in contact for next steps.
For questions about our YouthBuild program call us at (541) 633-7834.
Heart of Oregon Corps offers 11-12 month full-time AmeriCorps service positions. Members receive a biweekly living stipend, professional certifications, on-the-job training, and an education award upon program completion. This is a great opportunity for a young professional looking for a work-related learning experience, in their field of study or career interest.
- Health and Childcare benefits available as eligible
- Paid Federal holidays, sick time, and vacation days
- Student loan forbearance (for qualifying federal student loans)
- $6,495 education award granted upon successful completion of the program
- Opportunity to live, travel, and serve in beautiful Central Oregon
Current open positions include:
- Marketing and Recruitment VISTA - Bend
- Education Team Leader - Sisters
- Land Stewardship Trainer - Prineville & Bend
- Community Partnership Team Leader - Sisters
- Construction Service Team Leader
*Please click here to read position descriptions for start dates, applications, and requirements
Meet Teagan, one of our past Land Stewardship Trainers, and learn why she became a full-time AmeriCorps Member with Heart of Oregon Corps
"I found my way to HOC a few months after moving to Oregon from Colorado. I completed my Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology degree from Colorado State University and headed out for a summer job with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. When my position ended, I reflected on my love for working in the outdoors with a team and fighting for conservation, and I knew the Land Stewardship Trainer position would be perfect for me.
I came into HOC with some foundational knowledge of its mission, but since I started, I have been amazed by how much emphasis is put on the well-being and futures of the youth we serve. Everyone at HOC is here for all the right reasons and wants to see a local community here in Central Oregon where youth thrive and our public lands are conserved by those with now-bright futures. I am constantly blown away by not only the work our program and office staff put in, but also the hard work and amazing attitudes of our youth who have often faced so many barriers to success.
I have always known natural resource conservation was central to my life, but my term here has given me a way to carry out this work while inspiring a sense of stewardship in others. My team and crew here at HOC inspires me daily to be the best person I can be and to keep fighting to conserve our public lands through our work. If I could leave you all with one tip to be better stewards, it would be to enthusiastically share your passions about our great outdoors with others! Love of conservation can be contagious, or, at the very least, help others see a bit of value in our public lands. Point out cool plants, take a moment to admire a beautiful view, get out for a bike ride, teach others a cool rock fact, it can be anything!"
Heart of Oregon Corps has lots opportunities for young adults and we'd love to share them with your students, program, or staff. Contact our Programs Recruiter, Robin Alonzo, to set up an in person or virtual informational presentation.
Can't do a presentation? Reach out if you would like some informational material to pass out, we have lots!