At the Mt. Adams Institute, we rely on partnerships to create effective programs. Our VetsWork Internship position on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest (OWNF) is a great example of the type of collaboration we count on. The OWNF has teamed up with one of their biggest supporters, the National Forest Foundation (NFF), to create the Volunteer and Community Engagement Coordinator position. This position, centered in the beautiful Methow Valley of Northeastern Washington, helps fulfill unmet needs for the forest and for the local community.
The Volunteer and Community Engagement Coordinator will play a key role in helping to develop strategic stewardship and community outreach programs for the National Forest Foundation on the OWNF. In coordination with NFF and Forest Service personnel, the VetsWork intern will work with local partners to develop and lead community & volunteer events, design educational displays and host community groups at presentations throughout the valley, and engage visitors to the area to highlight key conservation work. The VetsWork intern will also work with Forest Service staff to provide support for field activities such as invasive weed removal, wolverine monitoring, beaver reintroduction efforts, habitat restoration and recreation facilities improvement work.
This well-rounded experience will provide valuable experience and skills supporting career development leading to potential jobs within the US Forest Service. Direct on the job training, professional networking, service to the community, and support for our natural environment: that is what VetsWork partnerships were designed to provide. We are happy to be a part of the team working to support our military veterans in pursuit of a career in natural resources and public lands management.
As if the career development aspect of this position was not enough, consider the lifestyle and many outdoor opportunities you’ll enjoy in the Methow Valley. If it’s done outside you can do it in and around Winthrop, WA. Whether it’s winter or summer, you’ll keep busy outside of your day job. Check out this link to see what the Methow Valley has to offer http://www.winthropwashington.com/things-do/. Snowshoeing, back country skiing, hiking, fishing, hunting, kayaking, ballooning…you name it! It happens here.
So, go to www.mtadamsinstitute.com/jobs and click on the link for the National Forest Foundation Volunteer and Community Engagement Coordinator position. Let us help you find that dream job after you’ve completed your active duty with our military. We’re proud to help with that transition to your new career.