Peer Mentors


Looking to develop your leadership skills? Interested in environmental education and working with youth? Passionate about wildlife and plants? Apply to become an EYA Peer Mentor & work alongside experienced EYA staff to run one of our programs for high school-aged youth. Peer Mentors must commit to a minimum of one eight-session program (40 volunteer hours) in the Spring, Summer, or Fall. The program includes a free one-day training in group facilitation, working with youth, and environmental education. Check out the full Peer Mentor volunteer description here!

This program is open to youth ages 18-25. You must be an EYA program alumni or have equivalent experience in gardening and facilitation.

We encourage applications from communities that are typically underrepresented in the environmental field, including Black and Indigenous individuals, People of Colour, recent immigrants, members of the LGBTQ2S2+ community, and current and former youth from government care.


Group Training: Sept 9th or 10th (TBC based on Peer Mentor availability)

Strathcona Community Gardens (759 Malkin St.)


Complete the application at the bottom of this page, or click HERE. Our deadline to apply is Wed Sept 2 2020, or until filled.

Questions? Our Program Manager is happy to help:
Marika van Reeuwyk, or 604-689-4446

COVID-19 UPDATE: EYA is planning for in-person programs with some changes to keep you and your family safe, including small group sizes, outdoor activities only, 2-metre physical distancing, no sharing of tools or gloves, frequent hand-washing, and safely-prepared pre-packaged lunches. We’re carefully monitoring updates from health authorities – if it isn’t possible to run in-person programs, we will run virtual programs instead. You can find our full COVID-19 policy here.

  • Categories: Birds, Native Plants, Pollinators, Rewilding, Volunteer, Wildlife

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