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Do you enjoy getting outdoors and exploring the world around you? Are you an outgoing individual who enjoys encouraging others to get outside their comfort zone?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, we would love for you to apply for our Adventure Facilitator position! A successful candidate will support a group of students through their 'Zugunruhe Experience'. If you, or the person you know is interested, please read the description below of duties and roles. Feel free to reach out to us via email for further inquiries at

Duties and Responsibility

  • Act as a leader and mentor to the youth who are a part of the program

  • Attend weekly meetups to develop a foundational relationship with students prior to attending the Summer Adventure

  • Demonstrate knowledge of subject matter through academic or non-academic experiences

  • Be self-motivating and enthusiastic in carrying out the duties, fostering self-esteem, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.

  • Ensure the atmosphere is inclusive, welcoming, and safe for all participants; supervising our students at all times.

  • Provide positive role-modeling for youth participants and volunteers to the program

  • Understanding the development and recreational needs of students

  • Ensuring camping equipment is used correctly.

  • Lead recreational activities such as camping, swimming, kayaking, caving etc.

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Mission Statement

We provide new experiences and travel opportunities to young people so they can discover their limitless potential.


Zugunruhe Experience is different from other youth programs, as it takes place over a three year period. This allows us to foster deep relationships with our students, providing a safe space for them to express themselves and grow into the adults they wish to become. We value equality and equal opportunity for all, and hope to integrate students from all races, gender, and socioeconomic backgrounds into our program as the Zugunruhe Experience expands!

On all our adventures we incorporate hard skill and soft skill development. "Hard skills" are activities such as rope courses, hiking, climbing, canoeing, and group games. Facilitators use this hard skill as an opportunity to incorporate "soft skills" such as confidence, teamwork, and how to overcome obstacles while building their emotional intelligence and self awareness. These soft skills become transferable to students’ everyday life.

Something that we’ve been asking ourselves since the beginning of our organization is how to measure the "success" of our students. However, we believe that success is subjective to the individual as each student is different, so it will therefore look different for each person. By allowing each student to determine and dictate what success means to them, as we support them in developing their goals throughout the curriculum.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


7125 Yates StSaint Louis, MO 63116






  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 20
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours a one day a week. Lead week long summer adventure.

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