Job Opportunities

Day Camp Counselor

Day Camp Counselors are positive role models and enthusiastically enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and leading children through a variety of outdoor and indoor summertime activities. Counselors are the primary caregivers for each camper.  The Counselor is responsible for partnering with other staff members and specialists to assist in teaching, coordinating, and carrying out activities as well as guiding campers in their personal growth and daily living skills. Typical tasks for a Camp Counselor could include:

    • Participating in a friendly game of capture the flag or kick-ball
    • Teaching kids how to be in nature during Farm club or on a camping trip
    • Cooling off with creative pool/water-based activities
    • Engaging in meaningful conversation with youth (relationship building)
    • Educating kids about proper nutrition and healthy living
    • Supervising a fun field trip (weekly)
    • Interacting with parents and summer camp attendees to build lasting relationships

If you are interested in this position, please review the detailed job description here. To apply, complete our online application here.

Science Instructor

The Science Instructor will further the mission of Camp ANV through the development and delivery of science activities that are safe, fun, and appropriate to the campers’ age and abilities.  Assist in the management of the science area and related equipment and supplies. The instructor will prepare for and conduct an educational program that will teach scientific reasoning skills. Primary duties will include teaching basic science skills and a few different types of science  through hands-on experiments and activities during morning club times on Mondays and Wednesdays. Typical tasks for the Science Instructor include:

  • Provide 90 min sessions of guided science Instruction per group
  • Ensure and encourage the full participation and cooperation of each camper.
  • Apply basic youth development principles in working with campers through communication, relationship development, and respect for diversity, involvement and empowerment.
  • Direct the Camp Manager and Lead Camp Counselors to complete tasks that will support the program including: purchasing supplies, organizing and setting up all necessary equipment prior to programs, and the breaking down, packing up, and cleaning of any equipment following each program, etc.
  • In conjunction and with the guidance of the Camp Manager and Camp staff work to create a meaningful camp experience for all participants.
  • Assure campers are properly supervised at all times.
  • Bilingual proficiency is highly desired but not required.

If you are interested in this position, please review the detailed job description here. To apply, complete our online application here.

Dance Instructor

The Dance Instructor will further the mission of Camp ANV through the development and delivery of dance activities that are safe, fun, and appropriate to the campers’ age and abilities.  Assist in the management of the dance area and related equipment and supplies. The instructor will prepare for and conduct an educational program that will teach dance skills. Primary duties will include teaching basic dance skills, lessons on types of dance, as well as integration of community building through dance to youth during morning club times on Mondays and Wednesdays. Typical tasks for the Dance Instructor include:

  • Provide 90 min sessions of guided dance Instruction per group
  • Ensure and encourage the full participation and cooperation of each camper.
  • Apply basic youth development principles in working with campers through communication, relationship development, and respect for diversity, involvement and empowerment.
  • Direct the Camp Manager and Lead Camp Counselors to complete tasks that will support the program including: purchasing supplies, organizing and setting up all necessary equipment prior to programs, and the breaking down, packing up, and cleaning of any equipment following each program, etc.
  • In conjunction and with the guidance of the Camp Manager and Camp staff work to create a meaningful camp experience for all participants.
  • Assure campers are properly supervised at all times.
  • Bilingual proficiency is highly desired but not required.

If you are interested in this position, please review the detailed job description here. To apply, complete our online application here.

Yoga Instructor

The Yoga Instructor will further the mission of Camp ANV through the development and delivery of yoga practice that is safe, fun, and appropriate to the campers’ age and abilities.  Assist in the management of the yoga area and related equipment and supplies. The instructor will prepare for and conduct an educational program that will teach basic yoga skills. Primary duties will include teaching basic yoga skills, mindfulness, meditation, and stretching. Typical tasks for the Yoga Instructor include:

  • Provide 30-60 min sessions of guided yoga practice per group
  • Ensure and encourage the full participation and cooperation of each camper.
  • Apply basic youth development principles in working with campers through communication, relationship development, and respect for diversity, involvement and empowerment.
  • Direct the Camp Manager and Lead Camp Counselors to complete tasks that will support the program including: purchasing supplies, organizing and setting up all necessary equipment prior to programs, and the breaking down, packing up, and cleaning of any equipment following each program, etc.
  • In conjunction and with the guidance of the Camp Manager and Camp staff work to create a meaningful camp experience for all participants.
  • Assure campers are properly supervised at all times.
  • Bilingual proficiency is highly desired but not required.

If you are interested in this position, please review the detailed job description here. To apply, complete our online application here.

Food Justice Educator / Chef

Camp ANV’s Food Justice Education Program is designed to provide our Elementary Campers with the knowledge and resources to increase their connections to food security and environmental justice, learn farm-to-table cooking methods, bridge lessons with career pathway building, and learn how to increase their overall quality of life. The campers will have a chance to learn about the basics of nutritional health and have any questions answered. Furthermore, we will discuss how food can play a leading role in building community. The Food Justice Instructor will specifically focus on providing instruction on cooking and healthy eating. Typical tasks for the Food Justice Educator / Chef include:

  • Supervision and facilitation of campers during cooking classes
  • Deliver Food Justice/Farm-to-Table Cooking lessons to up to 12 students setting for 60 minutes each.
  • Work with ANV’s staff to create an appropriate recipe curriculum for each session; lesson plans to be broken up by week. ANV offers countless resources for food justice curriculum. This will be  discussed upon interview. 
  • Report incidents or challenges to supervisors and complete necessary paperwork 
  • Incorporate elements of community empowerment, social justice, cultural education, and food sovereignty into curriculum
  • Include farm-to-table and career pathway connections

If you are interested in this position, please review the detailed job description here. To apply, complete our online application here.

Chef’s Assistant

The Chef’s Assistant is responsible for assisting the Head Chef with preparing ingredients for youth cooking classes, cleaning and disinfecting cooking stations and equipment between uses, and cooking lunch for up to 100 campers. Must enthusiastically enjoy working in a fast-paced environment. The Chef’s Assistant is responsible for partnering with other staff members to ensure that campers have a positive and engaging cooking experience. Typical tasks for the Chef’s Assistant could include:

  • Prepping (chopping, measuring, portioning, etc.) ingredients for each cooking station
  • Assisting in educating kids about proper nutrition and healthy living
  • Cleaning, re-organizing, and disinfecting each cooking station at the start of the day, between classes, and at the end of the day
  • Helping with purchase of bulk produce and other ingredients
  • Preparing (measuring & portioning) and packing weekly Cooking Kits for campers attending online camp
  • Helping with breakfast and lunch distribution

If you are interested in this position, please review the detailed job description here. To apply, complete our online application here.

Art Instructor

The Art Instructor will further the mission of Camp ANV through the development and delivery of arts activities that are safe, fun, and appropriate to the campers’ age and abilities.  Assist in the management of the arts and crafts area and related equipment and supplies. The instructor will prepare for and conduct an educational program that will teach art skills. Primary duties will include teaching basic art skills and a few different styles of art, lessons on types of art, as well as integration of community building through visual art to youth during club times on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Friday. Typical tasks for the Art Instructor could include:

  • Provide 30-60 min sessions of guided art Instruction per group
  • Ensure and encourage the full participation and cooperation of each camper.
  • Apply basic youth development principles in working with campers through communication, relationship development, and respect for diversity, involvement and empowerment.
  • Direct the Camp Manager and Lead Camp Counselors to complete tasks that will support the program including: purchasing supplies, organizing and setting up all necessary equipment prior to programs, and the breaking down, packing up, and cleaning of any equipment following each program, etc.
  • In conjunction and with the guidance of the Camp Manager and Camp staff work to create a meaningful camp experience for all participants.
  • Assure campers are properly supervised at all times.
  • Bilingual proficiency is highly desired but not required.

If you are interested in this position, please review the detailed job description here. To apply, complete our online application here.

Improv Instructor

The Improv Instructor will further the mission of Camp ANV through the development and delivery of theater/improv activities that are safe, fun, and appropriate to the campers’ age and abilities.  Assist in the management of the improv area and related equipment and supplies. The instructor will prepare for and conduct an educational program that will teach theater/improv skills. Primary duties will include leading warm-ups, fun & engaging improv games, and teaching basic acting skills. Typical tasks for the Improv Instructor could include:

  • Provide 30-60 min sessions of guided improv activities per group
  • Ensure and encourage the full participation and cooperation of each camper.
  • Apply basic youth development principles in working with campers through communication, relationship development, and respect for diversity, involvement and empowerment.
  • Direct the Camp Manager and Lead Camp Counselors to complete tasks that will support the program including: purchasing supplies, organizing and setting up all necessary equipment prior to programs, and the breaking down, packing up, and cleaning of any equipment following each program, etc.
  • In conjunction and with the guidance of the Camp Manager and Camp staff work to create a meaningful camp experience for all participants.
  • Assure campers are properly supervised at all times.
  • Bilingual proficiency is highly desired but not required.

If you are interested in this position, please review the detailed job description here. To apply, complete our online application here.

Van Driver

The Van Driver will further the mission of Camp ANV through driving a 15-passenger van from 1001 83rd Ave in East Oakland (ANV’s Office) to Mills College (camp location) to shuttle campers to and from camp each day. Typical tasks for the Van Driver could include:

  • Drive 15-passenger van to and from ANV’s office and Mills College multiple times a day to make sure Camp ANV is accessible to Tassafaronga Village community
  • Apply basic youth development principles in working with campers through communication, relationship development, and respect for diversity, involvement and empowerment.
  • Maintain cleanliness in the van at all times by encouraging campers not to eat or drink in the van, and wiping down seats and high-touch surfaces between each shuttle ride
  • In conjunction and with the guidance of the Camp Manager and Camp staff work to create a meaningful camp experience for all participants.
  • Assure campers are properly supervised at all times.
  • Bilingual proficiency is highly desired but not required.

If you are interested in this position, please review the detailed job description here. To apply, complete our online application here.

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you a backyard farmer or gardener that wants to share your knowledge? Are you a writer inspired by nature or someone who loves to plan events? We need you!

There are many opportunities to work with us at Acta Non Verba, and we are always looking for amazing people to help out with our projects, from the garden to the classroom to the office. Check out our available positions below. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Contact us at [email protected] to find out how we can work together!

For general volunteer inquiries or to be on the general volunteer list, please apply here:

Administrative & Operations Volunteer

Acta Non Verba is looking for a detail-oriented person to work part time/volunteer as an Administrative & Operations Assistant. We are looking for a passionate and motivated volunteer with administrative and operational duties in the ANV office. This includes tasks such as filing, data entry, web and social media population, assisting with our day-camp administrative operations, etc.

Social Media Volunteer

Acta Non Verba is looking for a motivated, detail-oriented intern to assist with social media. The social media intern will work directly with each team to create content with the goal of building community through our online presence, developing brand awareness, and generating inbound traffic.

Graphic Design/Marketing Volunteer

Acta Non Verba is looking for a motivated, detail-oriented volunteer to assist with graphic design. The graphic design volunteer will work directly with each team to create content for social media, communications, and outreach.

Development Volunteer

Acta Non Verba is looking for a Development Volunteer who is passionate about supporting and growing the community of Acta Non Verba supporters. This is a unique position for someone who is interested in assisting with a range of nonprofit development tasks, including communicating with donors, tracking donor information, planning and assisting with fundraising campaigns, and providing support on grant writing.

Carpenter Volunteer

We need a carpenter to help us build, finish, and repair small garden and farm structures using wood, concrete, and metal.

After-School Program Tutor

ASP tutors meet weekly with students enrolled in nearby elementary schools, who are residents of Tassafaronga Village and are enrolled in the after-school program.

Acta Non Verba (ANV) is an equal employment opportunity employer and strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply. ANV does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy), gender, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, medical condition including genetic characteristics, mental or physical disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, (including transgender status), weight, height, linguistic characteristics (such as accent and limited English proficiency, where not substantially job-related), citizenship status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Women and Men of color strongly encouraged to apply.

Small stipends may be available to internships and volunteer opportunities. Volunteer opportunities and internships require at least 5-8 hours per week, unless you have more time. Schedule is flexible, but most days will require a minimum of a half hour to keep communications constant. We require a minimum three-month commitment.