Training and skills for a good cause!

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We have plenty of work to do and we welcome your help!

Apprenticeships through Matter of Trust are for those aged 18+ years or with High School Diploma / GED equivalent. Matter of Trust is affiliated with a wide range of schools, non-profits, government organizations, and specialized environmental businesses.

An apprenticeship is designed to develop a particular skill set that makes an individual excel in craftsmanship and green-jobs employment. Apprenticeships can be at Matter of Trust locations, online remote, or with our Global Hubs & Partners.

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Apprenticeships Flyer

Questionnaire – “What’s Your Passion?”

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Skills & Qualities 

  • “Do-ers”  ID what needs to be done, ask and do it
  • Hardworking
  • Creative problem solving
  • Patience
  • Friendly / Outgoing
  • Willingness to listen to other’s ideas
  • Good with crafts, skills, handiwork
  • Good with kids
  • Likes to write / proofread
  • People person, likes to give tours
  • Conscientiousness and custodianship
  • Good with computers / design


Short Essay (250 word minimum)

To apply, please provide a letter / short essay *250 words minimum* with your application (email or enter into comment field below) and include:

  • Which top three qualities, from the lists on this page, describe you best for this job?
  • Describe a day in your life 15 years from now.  Dream big!
  • How do you see this program helping you further your career goals?
  • Why is apprenticing for an ecological nonprofit like Matter of Trust a good fit for you?
  • Let us know if and how you are currently active in the environmental movement.

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Application Process & Supporting Docs

Help us learn more about you and what you love so that we can identify your compatibility with our different Matter of Trust programs!


Please email any supporting documents to

Upon review, we will call / email to follow up with any questions that we may have and to request an interview.  Feel free to follow up.  We are usually very good at responding in a timely manner.

Apprenticeship Application

    Hands on - I'm not afraid to get dirtyOffice - I'm super organizedExhibits / Crafts / Art / Music / Film - I want to be a part of something creativeWeb Support - I am brilliant with computersEngineers - I can pretty much figure out how to make anythingPeople person - I’m happy helping at an Info Desk and Reception AreaForum Moderator - I have an Inner Hall Monitor that wants to be unleashedDelightful Docent - I’m outgoing & friendly. Love giving guided tours and herding field tripsTalkative Tammy - I want to tell everyone I come across about Matter of TrustInternational - Si, da, oui - I can translate your exhibits, flyers, website...into other languagesGift Shop - I can sell ice cubes in the North PoleExpert - I have a vocational / green job expertise and would like to share it with others at your Expert's WorkbenchI'd like to give an eco-course or lectureSpecial Events - I'm a planner & love details (Zero Waste Flash Mobs, FunRaisers, Good Karma Eco-Blasts…)Youth Activities - I am great with kids (tell us below if you have credentials, references, fingerprint / background clearance)Proofreader - I have a sharp eye and I'm not afraid to use it

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