Youth Habitat Crew
Applications Open in May
Youth Habitat Crew
Through this paid summer job, you’ll work with a small group of youth to help maintain EYA programming sites while developing land-based job skills like ecological restoration and medicine harvesting.
Strathcona Community Gardens (759 Malkin St) and Renfrew Ravine (3998 Renfrew St)
Youth ages 15-25 who identify as Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, LGBTQ2S+, living with a disability, or from other equity-deserving communities. We prioritize applications from past EYA participants.
Job Descriptions & Dates
Crew Leader I $19.50/hour I 38 hrs/wk I June 19 - September 1
Crew Member I $17.10/hour I 30 hrs/wk I July 3 - September 1
Frequently Asked Questions
Program In Action
Youth Habitat Crew helping out with creating the new wetland in Strathcona Community Gardens.
The Crew helps to harvest and dry medicinal plants.
The Crew helps to maintain and improve EYA programming sites in East Vancouver.
The Crew helps to steward EYA’s habitat restoration and plant medicine gardens.
The Crew at EYA’s main programming site in Strathcona Community Gardens.
“One of my favourite parts was how we all got along really well. I got really close to my co-workers and we were basically a family outside of the program - a whole new group of friends that I have and really connect with! I also gained skills to take care of the environment, communication skills, and how to work on a team with other youth to complete tasks.”
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Manager, Sites & Stewardship
Jess is a second generation settler who’s ancestors come from England, Scotland, and Trinidad. She grew up on traditional unceded lək̓ʷəŋən and W̱SÁNEĆ territory and studied Biology and Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria, where she found a love for talking to people about plants and a passion for creating accessible spaces for people to create personal connections with nature. Jess leads the Youth Habitat Crew.