For Prospective Mentors, Volunteers, and Staff

LOGIN – For Current Mentors/Senior Partners

Our 2020 Outdoor Mentor recruitment season opens MARCH 15th! Be sure to add yourself to our Mailing List to get our newsletters, especially news about an information night with current mentors, board, and staff that we’ll host in April.  Download the full position description for outdoor mentors HERE, and learn more about eligibility and the application process HERE. 

We’re seeking a part-time Bicultural/Bilingual Spanish Program Assistant or Intern to better serve our Latinx youth and families, scheduled to onboard in March at 10 hours per week. This is an excellent entry opportunity for a student or career changer with a passion for youth, the outdoors, and social justice. Learn more and apply HERE.

We’re seeking an Accounting/Finance Intern; an upper level student with solid accounting skills and experience or interest in nonprofit fiscal management to keep the books and assist with other budgeting and fundraising tasks for a small organization. College credit available; preference for students able to commit 6 months or more. Average 7 hours per week, $300/month stipend. Learn more and apply

We’re adding new Board members on a rolling basis in 2020 to support our growing program!  Download an announcement HERE and let us know your interest.

Learn more about our outdoor mentoring model below:

Like traditional mentors, our mentors are adults that want to make a difference in the life of a young person by spending the time with them to build a caring relationship. But they are also something else—they are the senior member of a very special partnership, one that happens outdoors in the many great places that Portland has to offer, and one that respects a young person’s interests, abilities, and background, and allows them to make guided choices that will build their self-confidence and problem solving skills. Senior Partners serve as the bridge between a young person’s family, community, and school life, and the possibilities that exploring urban nature on their own terms can open up for learning about oneself and one’s place in the world.

If you are an adult  who wants  to share the urban outdoors with a young person in 4th grade and beyond, and you possess the open mindedness to know that you can learn just as much as you can teach, then becoming a UNP Senior Partner might be for you!   



    We’re thrilled to be able to offer free sensory deprivation tank floats to new volunteers through our partners at Float On! Learn more here.

All our staff and volunteers are also eligible for Pro Deal discounts from Columbia Sportswear to outfit themselves for more outdoor adventures!

Want to learn more about any mentoring, volunteer, staff, or internship opportunity? Contact Founder and Program Director Kristin Bowling: email or 541-281-7162.