"Engaging with enthusiastic students in what I care most about helped me to get my mojo back. It brought out feelings of inspiration and discovery that I had long forgotten." - Peter Michael Bauer, Rewilding 101

Make a difference in people's lives. Do you have something to share with the community? Something that will benefit people's lives? If you have expertise + passion for a topic, suggest a course. You must have taken a course first.  

Get paid in profits. PUGS pays instructors half the profits after expenses (i.e. net revenue). That way we profit with, not from teachers. Because we profit together, you'll work with us in marketing and selling your course. Depending on size of the class and student scholarships, instructors make about $300-$1,000 for four class sessions.

Be a student first. We got a lot of unsolicited requests to teach at PUGS. If you are interested in teaching at PUGS, invest in our community first by signing up for a course. That way you contribute as a student and understand our vibe and our ethos before teaching. Then use the course submission form below to tell us what you want to teach the community.

We flourish together. PUGS is based on the principle that we flourish together. By becoming a PUGS instructor, you are becoming an elder in our community of mutual benefit. You are giving the gifts of time, attention, care, and knowledge. We want instructors to come in with a desire to serve the community. In that vein, we want instructors with the desire to teach, who will then accept graciously what the community gives back to them in compensation. Our instructors agree to teach everyone, the poor and the rich, regardless of income.

Note: we are actively looking for instructors to teach courses on Portland history, Portland current events, and social justice.