Off Season Employment Opportunities

Many of the staff that we hire at Wilderness Aware during the summer look for seasonal work during the fall, winter and spring.

If you have or want a CDL (Wilderness Aware can help you get a CDL):

  • Steamboat Springs CDL Drivers – Steamboat Springs Transit Division, Recruiting/Dispatch Supervisor- (Morgan Smith in 2015) 970-879-3717, PO Box 775088, Steamboat Spring ,CO 80477. Click here to visit website. Beginning in 2016, $17.36/hr- Paid training for CDL available, Bonus Program, affordable housing available, 4 day workweek available. Season mid-October-Mid April.

Teaching English Abroad:

A great way to travel the world while truly being immersed in the local culture and get paid.

  • You can get certified by taking a month long course, some of which can be taken online at your own pace (TEFL, TOEFL, TESOL, CELTA are a few of the certifications).
  • Many schools that offer the certification courses will guarantee you employment upon completion of the course.
  • Schools in many countries hire recruiters which will find and interview teachers for them, and help the teachers out with the process of getting visa, and some countries even provide housing that is ready upon your arrival.

Here are some of the websites to find opportunities:

Travel and Work:

These sites offer “volunteer” job abroad, usually in exchange for a place to stay.

Wilderness Therapy:

Be a guide for a “Hoods in the Woods” program. Apply anytime, but a month lead is a good idea. With guiding experience, they may put you right to work, or they may require a week of training in the field. Google “Wilderness Therapy” for ideas. Arizona, Texas or Florida may be a good location for winter work. Summer is the busy time, but many counselors leave in the fall.


Below are resources you can use to help you find an off-season job.

Colorado Rafting River Guide:

Colorado Rafting River Guide
Check out our detailed information about the rivers you can raft across Colorado.

What Our Guests Say:

I loved my experience at WA and will definitely be back with more people.
Cory D.
Good job, as usual. Our 5th or 6th trip with WA. Big fans of WA.
Tim S.
The entire staff from reservations to first contact to trip guide was friendly and helpful. Our Scouts had an outstanding time!
Ken T.
Very professional yet very informal approach—not an easy combination to sustain—nice team—office included.
Mark W.
You are great to work with and your guides are fun to be around and well trained. Each experience I’ve had with you (3) has been excellent.
Dawn R.
I work in safety – wish I could get all our regional safety folks to present their safety meetings with the same enthusiasm and professionalism.
Karla S.
Matt was the most enthusiastic and exciting guide I have ever had… and I have done this a lot.
Carl M.
Your staff and guides were so helpful and so much fun. My kids ranked that half-day trip as the highlight of our month long trip!
Patty G.
Pete was great. Extremely friendly and he took great care of us and really put our group first. Our trip was relaxing and fun!
Erin L.
I started rafting at WA in 1999 and have always had a good time. I highly recommend WA to anyone who wants to raft.
Marty E.
I have rafted with other companies before but I found your company and Mike, our guide, to be outstanding! I will be back!
Joe M.
We started rafting with you in 1988. This is our fourth trip. Will be back.
Jim L.
We’ve been with a lot of different rafting companies over the years and we have never used the same company twice but everyone on the trip agreed that your company is the best!
Lisa P.
We had an awesome time. I would definitely recommend your company!
Leona H.
The trip, your people, your facility never get old.
Fred P.
Appreciate your professional and fun staff! Will definitely return next year!
Dana Q.
Been rafting six times around the country. Best trip and guide so far.
James H.
Best time I’ve had on the river in the past 15 years!!!! Will return soon!!!
Dylan S.
When I made our reservation I knew we were going to have a fantastic time. Everything that happened today exceeded my expectations.
Mark E.
We have rafted round the world and this is by far the best—best trained guides, best safety, best food, best fun. Thanks.
Jane H.
It was the best first experience in rafting. Ben was awesome!! Five stars!
Kirby S.
Thanks for the great time on the river. You do a super job of taking care of your crews.
Jan P.
I want to raft again and again and well you get the point…again.
Levi V.
I love the staff!! Very entertaining and welcoming. This was a great rafting experience. I want to come back tomorrow and do it again!
Bailey W.
This company is quality. Six years ago I did the same trip with Jack, Ian, and Kelly and the quality is as good today.
Chris G.
Very pleasant and enjoyable experience. Rafted four other times and this was the best.
Linda H.
I would like to commend your staff on their great teamwork and enthusiasm. This was the highlight of our trip to Arizona.
Michele E.
We booked our trip cold off the internet and found from the very beginning a very friendly and courteous staff that helped out and answered all our questions.
Carolyn W.
We feel we have found new friends in Wilderness Aware and plan on spending time in the future with you.
Susie S.
One of the best times of my life!
Dylnn R.
From the enthusiastic greetings when we arrived at the office this am, all service was top notch.
John D.
Your internet advertising was great. People who answered the phone very helpful and the guides top notch. Seems like your manager has done a wonderful job. I see why you are a successful company.
Phil G.
Frenchie was the best guide I’ve ever had! This is a great company and I will definitely be telling friends about it!
Jamin R.
This was my first rafting experience and you guys made it awesome! Thank you so much!
Jamie L.
This was the highlight of our trip to Colorado!
Beth G.
This trip surpassed all of my expectations.
Amy B.
We had an awesome time! All staff we dealt with were very personable and helpful. I can’t imagine anything you could do to improve!
Rusty B.
Family friend always said Wilderness Aware Rafting was the best. I totally agree!
Angie D.
Sarah, our guide, was the consummate professional.
Becky M.
Sarah was fantastic! Very knowledgeable and very fun! Best trip ever, even the low water! We will be back again!
Barbara L.

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