Employment and Volunteering

Volunteering / Service Learning: SOAR Trip Leader

March 22nd, 2010 by Bridget

The Student Outdoor Adventure Recreation (SOAR) trip program is looking for energetic, fun, hard working students to instruct outdoor activities for PSU students under the cooperative adventure leadership philosophy. Trips range from day to multiday/overnight(s) trips in activities such as, rock climbing, paddling, hiking/camping, surfing, and biking. Students who have prior outdoor leadership experience and/or WFA/WFR certifications are encouraged to apply. Please submit a resume and cover letter to PSU Outdoor Center (use “volunteer/employment” as subject line) or mail to:

PSU Outdoor Center,
17 High St., MSC 71,
Plymouth, NH 03264.

Trip Leaders will be able to apply for scholarships for certifications and trainings. Leaders will be able to apply for partial to full funding for courses. Factors taken into considered will be: good standing as a leader, available funds, cost, and  leaders preparedness to complete the training/certification. Upon the award of the scholarship a contract will be completed stipulating service requirements. If service requirements are not met, leaders will be charged through the business office for the training.  See what courses/certifications are available for Trip Leaders.

Employment: Student Orientation Adventure Program (SOAP) Facilitator

March 18th, 2010 by Bridget

Student facilitators engage new incoming students in adventure-based large and small group activities to kick off New Student Orientation! Students who enjoy &/or have experience leading games are encouraged to apply. Students who apply by the application deadline will be eligible for FREE PSU housing during the program. Please complete the application form and e-mail it (use “SOAP” as the subject line).

Mandatory Dates: May 28 – 30, 2014 (9 AM – 5 PM), June 1, 8, 11,  & 15, 2014 (4 - 9 PM) & June 2, 9, 12, & 16, 2014 (11AM-2PM)

Pay Range: $240-$300 dependent on experience
Application Deadline: March 2, 2014
Please do not apply if you are unable to commit to all the above dates

Employment: White Mountain Orientation (WMO) Trip Leader

March 18th, 2010 by Bridget

White Mountain Orientations are scheduled cooperative adventure trips connecting incoming first year students to human powered outdoor activities and the NH outdoor environment. The program is led and instructed by PSU students who promote a respect for the environment and a love for the outdoors. Trips can include rock climbing, surfing, canoeing, challenge course, hiking, etc… Students who have experience leading these outdoor activities are encouraged to apply. Please complete the application form (PDF) and email it (use “WMO Trip” as the subject line).

Mandatory Dates: August 20 – Sept. 1, 2014

Professional Development Trainings: WFA/WFR recert & CPR trainings: May 20 & 21, 2014

Pay Range: $280 – $500 dependent on experience
Application Deadline: March 2, 2014

Please do not apply if you are unable to commit to all the above dates.


To see what courses and certifications are available for WMO Trip Leaders, click here.


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