Kaya Responsible Travel is seeking a sociable, outdoors enthusiast to work as a group leader on one or two historical preservation trips this summer. Group leaders can participant on the HistoriCorps project or not, as they wish. Their main responsibility is to provide student support and transport the group via van.
Group leaders will need to be available 24/7 to provide support and emergency assistance. Must enjoy tent camping and be comfortable driving a 15-person van full of enthusiastic students of all ages!
Dates and Details
Kaya Responsible Travel has partnered with HistoriCorps to arrange trips for 8-14 students and accompanying faculty from the UK that combine historical preservation service work and sightseeing. This summer, there will be FOUR group trips in THREE locations over TWO dates. Leaders can lead ONE or TWO trips; whatever is a good fit and is available.
Group Locations and Dates
June 18-July 2, 2022
OREGON (road trip to Crater Lake and Bend; arrival/departure city Portland, OR)
July 9-July 23, 2022
WYOMING (road trip to Yellowstone/Teton areas; arrival/departure city Denver, CO)
*Leaders may need to be available for an extra day on either end of the trip
Group Leader Responsibilities
The main role of the group leader is to accompany the group on their visit, driving them to their destinations and making sure the trip goes smoothly. During the week, students will work on a HistoriCorps restoration project under the direction of a professional team.Group leaders can, of course, participant in the historical preservation efforts!
An on-site camp manager will manage meals for the group, leader included. The group leader’s responsibility during this time is to provide additional support onsite, engage with students in the evenings and around the campfire, and work with accompanying faculty in facilitating reflection sessions. The camp conditions are basic, so a love of camping and the outdoors is a must!
The weekends are designated for travel – a road trip to explore local destinations, as well as airport pick-up and drop-off on the shoulder weekends. During this time the group and leader will stay at hostels and motels. The group leader is responsible for driving the group in a 15-passenger van and meeting all itinerary items. We may also ask the group leader to handle some pre- and post- trip arrangements on or before/after arrival and departure days. Comfort with driving a large vehicle on long road trips is a must!
Arrival and Departure: Picking up/dropping off the van and camping gear, and transporting the group from/to the airport; there may be other support tasks as needed
Road Trip Weekend: Driving the group to itinerary items in a 15-passenger van, checking the group into pre-booked accommodations, following a planned itinerary for activities and meals and providing support to students along the way.
Weekdays: Supporting daytime camp activities arranged and led by HistoriCorps staff as necessary. Planning evening activities around the campfire, including reflection sessions and fun games. Providing support to students where needed (if they are unwell or need extra support).
During weekdays, the group leader may be available if needed but not required to join in all group work. During the weekend HistoriCorps staff are not available and the group leader will take on the lead role. They must be available for the group 24/7 to provide support and emergency assistance as needed to ensure that the trip goes smoothly.
Required Skills and Qualifications
-Must be friendly, enthusiastic and interested in getting to know international students!
-Must be comfortable with rugged camping conditions and a love for the outdoors
-Must have strong communication and conflict resolution skills
-Must be at least 25 years old to drive the rental vehicle
-Must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record
-Must be comfortable driving a 15-passenger van for hours at a time
-Must be able to pass a police background check to work with minors
Compensation and Inclusions
Wages: This position will be compensated at a rate of $170 a day. Estimated number of days for each trip is 14-16.
Meals: All meals during the program will be provided.
Accommodations: During weekends, the group leader will be provided with a private or shared room in motel or hostel accommodations. During the week, the group leader will tent camp with the group in a provided tent. Group leaders will be responsible for providing their own sleeping bag.
How To Apply
Please email a brief letter of interest and your resume to Emma Powers, Kaya’s Groups and University Relations Assistant: email@example.com.
Who We Are
Kaya Responsible Travel’s mission is to promote sustainable social, environmental and economic development, empower communities and cultivate educated, compassionate global citizens through responsible travel.