Join Our Team

Join Our Team

Explore Austin’s mission is to change the lives of local youth from economically disadvantaged communities through leadership, mentoring and outdoor adventure. Our staff team is made up of qualified, dedicated, experienced people who are committed to making a difference.


To inquire about opportunities, please email your resume and a little about yourself to We will consider interns in the following areas:

  • Development, marketing and communications
  • Program support
  • Operational and administrative support

Become a Trip Leader

Trip Leaders are paid, part-time staff who provide outdoor education for our Explorers (youth in sixth through twelfth grades) and their volunteer Mentors in the greater Austin area at Saturday Challenges during the school year and during weeklong Summer Wilderness Trips in June and July, many of which are out of state.

We add Trip Leaders to our roster on a rolling basis, with a heavy focus on onboarding in September and December/January. Submit your information to our Trip Leader Interest Form and we’ll be in touch if we believe you’re a fit.

Explore Austin Trip Leaders must be at least 21 years old, have a valid driver’s license and have experience instructing any of the following outdoor disciplines: canoeing, rock climbing, navigation, mountain biking, or multi-day river/backpacking trips.


Christina Treviño
Program & Logistics Manager

Become a Board Member

The Explore Austin Board of Directors is composed of leaders from nonprofit and for-profit sectors who are dedicated to our mission, including former Explorers and Mentors and beyond.

Read our board member volunteer description and apply online.

Questions or inquiries:

Caroline Newman Phillips
Chairman of the Board

Kathleen Schneeman
CEO, Explore Austin