Roots & Shoots: Land-based Job Training & Internship

JOIN ROOTS & SHOOTS – A LAND-BASED JOB TRAINING & INTERNSHIP PROGRAM!  

Are you interested in an environmental career? Join EYA’s Roots & Shoots Program! We’re looking for six youth to join this fully-paid environmental job skills program which includes:

 

10-weeks of land-based job training (June 7 – Aug 13):  Spend 10 weeks developing your environmental job skills through hands-on land stewardship in east Vancouver. You’ll gain skills in native plant horticulture and ecological restoration, explore environmental education and group facilitation, and learn about medicinal plant use from Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers. You’ll also develop your employability skills in digital literacy, communication, personal management, and project management.

 

12-week environmental work placement (Aug 15 – Nov 4): EYA staff will help you find a well-suited work placement in the environmental field that aligns with your values and career goals. You’ll receive one-on-one support throughout the work placement and help finding a job or returning to school after the placement.

 

This program is full-time and will run Mon-Fri with some weekend availability required, 10AM – 4PM from June 7 – Nov 4 (*note: program hours/times are subject to change). Participants must be available for the entirety of program.

 

This program is open to all youth ages 18 – 25 who identify as BIPOC and/or living with a disability.  Participants must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or refugees and be legally entitled to work in British Columbia.

 

COMPENSATION
Participants will be paid $15.65 / hour
Lunch and bus passes provided

 

LOCATION
Strathcona Community Gardens (759 Malkin Ave), Renfrew Ravine (3998 Renfrew St) and remote online workshops.
Due to Covid-19, activities will be a combination of online and in-person and will adhere to guidelines and regulations of the BC Health Authority.

 

COVID PROTOCOL
EYA continues to adhere to the guidelines and regulations of the BC Health Authority. To ensure the safety of all participants, staff, and guests, this program requires participants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 due to the high number of contact hours in both an indoor & outdoor setting. For outdoor programming, participants must be masked or maintain 2-metre physical distancing; for indoor programming, masks must be worn at all times. Furthermore, we follow EYA’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols including no sharing of gloves, mass sanitation of tools, and frequent hand-washing. Please reach out if you have any questions about this.

 

VIEW FULL JOB DESCRIPTION HERE

HOW TO APPLY
Applications are now closed – keep an eye on this space for future opportunities!

MORE INFORMATION
Questions? Our Roots & Shoots team would love to hear from you! Sonia Stewart (Senior Program Coordinator) – sonia@eya.ca or 604-689-4446

FUTURE PROGRAM DATES
Roots & Shoots Cohort 7: Sept 20, 2022 – Feb 24, 2023

This program takes place on xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) territory.

  • Categories: Indigenous Knowledge, Medicinal Plants, Native Plants, Rewilding

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