Instructional Designer Apprentice - Training & Development


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


7025 W. EmeraldBoise, ID 83704


Who: You are a knowledgeable, reliable volunteer who would like to help us create professional-quality training materials for our new hire and continuous training programs.

We are looking for Instructional Designer who uses a variety of skills-writing, web design, graphics, collaboration, planning, plus a knowledge of how people learn. You will have the opportunity to be creative while helping new employees become caring and effective educators and mentors to at-risk kids. It would be valuable if you had experience in various Microsoft Office functions for creating facilitator and participant guides, interactive PowerPoints, and Job-Aids.

What: Depending on availability, the Instructional Designer may perform some or all of the tasks below:

  • Work with Subject Matter Experts to identify what employees need to learn.
  • Revise and rewrite content to shape it for learning needs.
  • Structure new content and activities for participant learning.
  • Create media to support learning (e.g., visual aids for face-to-face, various multimedia for self- paced e-learning)
  • Create materials to support learning (e.g., job-aids, facilitator guides, participant guides, PPT presentations)
  • Adapt and improve instructional materials created for one format to another format (usually this will include turning old presentation into better learning experiences)
  • Take part in reviews with the client and project lead.

Why: IYR creates promising futures through courageous transformations. Your time allows us to better serve kids and families in Idaho in ways that help them find their promising futures.

Where: This position is remote. Selected applicants will work virtually. Local residents may work from home or at IYR.

When: Your choice of hours and days. Projects to be completed by August 31, 2018. Note: not all projects will take the same amount of time. Projects will range from 30 days to several months; depending on project scope and your time commitment/availability.

How: In order to volunteer for this opportunity, you will need to:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Submit an application online.
  • Submit to a criminal background check.
  • Complete interview.
  • Comply with all Idaho Youth Ranch Volunteer Policies and Procedures.


  • Technical Writing
  • Adult Education
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing
  • Graphic Design / Print

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training
  • Ongoing

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