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Become a work experience site

Parents in Shangri-La's Youth and Family Services Program are seeking work experience opportunities to learn and practice skills, gain on-the-job training, and explore career paths with the hope of achieving greater self-sufficiency and reducing their reliance on government assistance. 

Businesses can offer 3 or 6-month, 20-30 hours per week, unpaid or wage-subsidized work experience opportunities.


Liability insurance is provided. With subsidized wage opportunities, wages, FICA, federal and state unemployment insurance, and worker’s compensation insurance costs are reimbursed.

Partnership Perks

  1. Your organization will help increase the employability of individuals on public assistance in your community.

  2. You have the opportunity to define the work and select the participant.

  3. Gain a valuable addition to your workforce.

  4. May qualify for organizational tax credits.

  5. You will be promoting a healthy local economy by strengthening families and communities.

What are my responsibilities?

  1. Complete a partnership contract.

  2. Complete evaluations at 30, 60, 90 and 120 days.

  3. Provide a supportive training environment with support from a Youth and Family Services Career Coach.

How does the program support me?

  1. We work to find the right candidate for your organization’s needs.

  2. We provide the participant and site support throughout the agreement to ensure the experience is a win-win.

For additional information, contact:

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YFS Manager

(Salem, Keizer, Santiam)





YFS Manager

(Dallas, McMinnville, Woodburn)



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