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The Award Mentors

Award Mentors

Mentorship is the guiding light that illuminates the path to achievement in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Program. Within this transformative journey, mentors play a pivotal role in shaping the experiences and futures of our participants. Through mentorship, we forge connections, set ambitious yet attainable goals, and provide the invaluable feedback that fuels personal growth.

A Bridge to Success

In the DofE Award Program, mentorship is not just a support system; it’s a bridge to success. Our mentors are more than guides; they are champions of ambition and aspiration. They help participants craft SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-Bound) goals, ensuring that each challenge undertaken aligns with individual capabilities and aspirations.

The Mentor-Participant Connection

Building a strong rapport with a mentor is a cornerstone of the Award journey. Beyond the tangible benefits of direct support for chosen activities, participants who cultivate meaningful relationships with their mentors gain access to an expansive network of like-minded individuals. These connections extend far beyond the program, becoming valuable references for future opportunities.

Experience That Counts

Our mentors are seasoned experts in their respective fields, possessing the knowledge and experience needed to offer precise guidance. While understanding the requirements of the specific Award section they are verifying, mentors are not required to undergo specific Award training. What truly matters is their passion for nurturing the potential within each participant.

The Mentor’s Role

As an Award mentor, your responsibilities are both impactful and rewarding:

  1. Setting SMART Goals: Assist participants in crafting clear, measurable, and achievable goals for their journey.

  2. Ongoing Support: Be available for regular check-ins and provide continuous support, ensuring participants remain motivated and on track.

  3. Progress Reporting: Submit brief progress reports after the specified number of weeks, offering insights into the participant’s development and achievements.

Shaping Futures Together

In the Duke of Edinburgh Award Program, mentorship is not just a role; it’s a partnership. It’s about empowering the next generation to discover their potential, embrace challenges, and chart a course towards success. By becoming a mentor, you become a catalyst for personal growth, a source of inspiration, and a beacon of guidance.

Join us in this noble endeavor to cultivate the leaders and achievers of tomorrow. Together, we can help participants reach new heights, build resilience, and forge connections that will last a lifetime. Mentorship in the The Award Program is not just about shaping goals; it’s about shaping futures.

Program Facilitator & Project Focus

Educational & Adventure Program Facilitators

Education Adventure Program Facilitator

Whether on a hike, in a canoe, or using a magnifying glass, you’re in love with exploration. You also love facilitating immersive learning. You love the outdoors. You love working with people of all ages and background to help them build their best selves.

Team Imo is always looking for experienced or growing adventure facilitators to help round out a pool of program staff for per diem events and programs. We are seeking engaging educators dedicated to asking questions as much as giving answers. Areas of special focus are:

  • Hike guides
  • Nature education specialists
  • Flatwater paddling guides
  • Challenge course facilitators
  • Wilderness skills instructors
  • Wellness and mindfulness experts
  • Leave No Trace instructors
  • American Red Cross instructors
  • Dialogue facilitators for community programs
  • STEAM educators

We are seeking a combination of experienced and certified facilitators as well as new facilitators with a passion for adventure & nature education who are dedicated to gaining training and experience. This opportunity does lead to the potential for per diem work in 2023 as we develop our capacity.

Interested volunteers will succeed in a comprehensive interview process given the nature of the duties and skills required to run programs safely and effectively. They will also pass a comprehensive series of background and reference checks that qualify them to work with children and youth. Please include a description of your experience with skills and/or education when expressing interest.

Team Imo is happy to provide you the space to grow, learn, and develop your interests within our growing charitable organization.

Graphic Designers

Graphic Design Volunteer

You look at a brochure, website, or professional document and it is filled with vibrant, colorful imagery and captivating language. It draws you to explore more deeply the content inside. This is your area of expertise. You have a knack for design. You know how to connect with people and want to help build a world where people are treated with respect and everyone has access to high quality experiences in nature. You see a deck of cards and wonder how you could design one to be an immersive educational experience for people.

Project Imo is looking for skilled designers of print and digital media to help bring our programs and services to life. If you have a passion for youth leadership, nature, and community success stories AND want to help engage people as part of a team that can make that happen, let us know. Engage your world.

These opportunities have local and remote potential and work on a project-based schedule. The time commitment is highly varied dependent upon the project you select. Projects range from building advertising items to creating art to support our Creative Worlds project where we are developing nature learning through tabletop role-playing game experiences.

Project Imo incorporates youth voice into our work. This opportunity is available to youth to assist.

These positions are continually open.

Content Creator


Are you someone who sees the world through a lens, both figuratively and literally? Do you have an innate ability to capture moments that tell compelling stories? Are you passionate about shaping a brand’s identity through engaging visuals and thought-provoking content? If so, we invite you to join Team Imo as a Content Creator.

At Project Imo, we understand the power of storytelling and visual communication. We believe in the transformative potential of youth education, adventure programming, and community building. Now, we’re looking for talented individuals who can help us share our mission with the world.

As a Content Creator, your role will be multifaceted and vital to our organization’s growth:

  1. Media Capture: You will be responsible for capturing captivating images and videos during our programs and events. Your lens will be the window through which we showcase the magic of our youth adventures, nature experiences, and community engagement.

  2. Social Media Enthusiast: You’ll craft and curate content for our social media platforms, using your creativity to engage our audience and build a sense of community. Your posts will inspire, inform, and ignite curiosity among our followers.

  3. Website Enhancement: Collaborate with our team to update and improve our website’s visual appeal. Your media contributions will breathe life into our online presence, making it a welcoming space for visitors interested in our mission.

  4. Brand Storytelling: Work closely with us to develop and refine our brand narrative. Your ability to craft compelling stories will help us connect with our audience on a deeper level and inspire them to get involved in our initiatives.

This role offers flexibility, with opportunities for both local and remote participation. Your time commitment will vary depending on the specific projects you choose to undertake. Whether you’re capturing the essence of a wilderness hike, creating visually stunning graphics, or curating social media content, your work will play a crucial role in advancing our mission.

At Project Imo, we value diverse perspectives, and this opportunity is open to individuals of all backgrounds and age groups. If you’re ready to contribute your creative talents to a cause that promotes youth leadership, environmental stewardship, and community empowerment, we encourage you to reach out and share your portfolio and ideas with us.

Join us in shaping the future of youth education, adventure, and community building through the art of visual storytelling. Together, we can inspire positive change and make a lasting impac

Administrative LEadership

Development Coordinator

Development Coordinator

You love nature and community. Helping develop the leaders of tomorrow is truly your jam. You also have a unique ability to connect with people and learn their story. From there, you build relationships to help build a better tomorrow for everyone. It’s what you do.

Team Imo is looking for a volunteer member of our leadership team to serve as our Development Coordinator. You’ll help the Board of Directors launch our Youth Explore Outdoors 2022 fundraising campaign. This effort is designed to help Imo build programmatic capacity, develop partnerships in the region, and provide free outdoor programs for over 600 children and youth in 2022 alone.

You’ll occupy a position at the bedrock level of the company and help build a network of partners and grant funding sources to achieve a robust fundraising campaign. You’re a Rockstar.

If connecting with people is your thing, either in the board room or on the rock face, this volunteer opportunity is for you.

The position is open until filled. U.S. based and U.S. work eligible candidates only. A robust background check process is required.

 This position is open until filled.  Click below to introduce yourself to our Board .

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