Youth Workforce

The Work to Learn Crew is a youth employment program offered to youth ages 14-21, and Crew Leaders age 21 and up. The Work to Learn Crew Leader should be someone who displays both exceptional leadership skills as well as be a mentor to the youth. This program is seasonal. To apply for either, keep an eye out in the Employment Opportunities page for details.

The program lasts eight weeks in the summer, and helps to provide youth with experience in hiring and job skills they will use in the future. These skills include but are not limited to:

  • Critique of Application/ Interview Skills
  • Hiring Process and Orientation
  • Learning safety rules and best practices
  • Time Card Management
  • Gaining skills of multiple specific positions
  • Learning about the different tools to use for jobs
  • Proper care and maintenance for tools
  • Communication Skills

There are finer details to each of these that the youth will learn, from how to fill out different forms such as a W-4, and the proper identification needed to work. Employment skills include implementing work ethic such as showing up on time, dressed accordingly, and ready to work with a team. Work crew members will also be responsible for following all on-site job duties as required depending upon the site.

For 160 hours of working in the Work to Learn program, High school youth will receive one high school credit.

There are currently three crews running with the potential to have more in the future. Each crew consists of 3-4 team members and one crew leader. 

The crews are also trained in CPR and First Aid, and work closely with community partners which currently include:

  • Klamath City Water Department
  • Klamath County Watershed Council
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Fremont/Winema Forest Service
  • Oregon Youth Corp
  • Klamath Community College

The most rewarding part of this program is watching the youth gain the confidence and knowledge to be able to go out into the work field and become a viable working asset to society. 

If you would like to learn more about how to get involved in the Work to Learn program this summer, or would like to request service from our crew, please call our main office at (541)882-2053 or email Nicholas, the Program Manager at