Staff Positions at Northwestern Outdoor Leadership Institute

“Will you be that one person that a kid will remember for a lifetime?”


You can help our youth, vets and first responders and their families, and our staff in many ways.

We Currently Have Needs For:

Current Volunteer (and Future Paid Positions)

This is a time of us making a great leap of faith. We did this so we can offer more programs and offer these programs to a broader scope of people. We are diligently working to offer resident programs for those that are out of the area, to offer programs that require permanent facilities including agriculture and industrial arts, to offer long-term programs for veterans, first-responders, and their families, and to simply raise our bar. During this time we need the help of many volunteers that have many different skills and resources.

Upon securing the ranch as a permanent site for our programs and those programs are running many volunteer positions will become paid positions.

With your help and the help of others like you we can make a difference in the lives of many.


Grant Writing

Writing grants to raise funds for scholarships, projects, training, and capital improvements.


Spreading the word to fill our summer camps, adult workshops, private school, and Veterans programs.

Spread the for both fundraisings

Social Media Coordinator

Cordate newsletter, website, Facebook, Twitter, and

Content Writer

Produce content for newsletter, website, Facebook, Twitter, and

Copy Editing

Make sure all content and post are presented in a professional manner

Summer Camp Staff (paid and volunteer)

Wilderness Guides

Content Specialist

Medical Staff

Full-Time Permanente Paid Positions

Once we are on our permanent site we can start hiring the following full-time personnel

Core Mentoring Staff full time

Major Core Mentoring Staff duties will include

Core Mentor groups

Core Mentors of Veterans, Military, First Responders, and Their Families

Reskilling in agriculture, trades, teaching, hospitality, and academics. Train for Soal Injury care.

Core Mentor of the Significant others of Soldiers and First Responders

Subject Area Specialist

There are many opportunities to help share subjects you are passionate about to our students and staff. The key is to have you in our database so that we can pare you with one or more students that have the same passion as you.


You might want to come and practice your passion daily such as having a glass blowing studio, an amateur radio base station or community radio, be it some media of art, or the trades, agriculture, communication, or foreign language. You might mentor your students one on one or in small groups, it may be daily, once a week, or seemingly random.


Just because you live across the country or across the globe does not prevent you from mentoring our students. Through technology be it by phone, texting, conference calls, skype, or podcasts. You might want to meet with your mentees face to face once a quarter, once a term, or at graduation, or not at all.

Ranch Manager

Farm Manager

Habitat Restoration



Join Our Staff Pool

If you can see yourself on our staff, for a weekend, a week, a summer, or full time, as paid or volunteer please add your name to our staff pool list.

If you have the resources please join our patrons list for both volunteer and paid staff.

"The heart of a volunteer is not measured in size, but by the depth of the commitment to make a difference in the lives of others."
—DeAnn Hollis
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has."
—Margaret Mead