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 underrepresented groups.
2020 PROGRAM DATES
Group Training: Feb 29, 10 AM – 4PM
Group Training: Friday, July 10th
Group Training: TBD
Strathcona Community Gardens (759 Malkin St.)
HOW TO APPLY
To apply for the program, click HERE!
Questions? Our Program Coordinator would be happy to hear from you:
Marika van Reeuwyk, firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-689-4446
COVID-19 UPDATE: EYA is planning for in-person summer 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.