Summer Jobs with the Environmental Youth Alliance

May 6, 2016 News


The Environmental Youth Alliance is hiring four (4) positions for temporary full time work this summer in our Vancouver based green spaces. EYA is a local non-profit that works to connect youth and nature.


The 4 positions vary and will be assigned to suit the applicants interest and experience. Positions will include:

  1. Communications and Volunteer Coordination
  • Youth volunteer recruitment
  • Co-facilitation and participation in volunteer sessions
  • Creation of outreach materials and communication of program offerings to diverse community stakeholders
  • Event logistics and organization
  1. Garden site maintenance
  • Assistance with stewarding one to three garden site(s), including: Copley Community Orchard, Means of Production Garden, Cottonwood Youth Garden, Strathcona Rewilding Area, and Oak Meadows Pollinator Garden
  • Installation and care of habitat and food plants and wildlife homes
  • Garden work with community garden members and diverse community groups
  • Care for plants used in ecological arts and neighbourhood events
  1. Educational Program Design and Delivery
  • Co design and deliver workshops and work parties for diverse youth groups in outdoor garden spaces
  • Evaluate and provide input on environmental education program delivery

Candidates should have skills and/or interests in developing their skills in:

  • Independent (self motivated) and Group (team) Work
  • Communications and Design (graphic design, photography, social media)
  • Event Planning
  • Ecological Landscape Installation and Maintenance
  • Facilitating Nature Connections and Environmental Education
  • Urban Agriculture and Seed Saving
  • Outdoor work in all weather

$11.45/hr for 40 hours/week

Temporary – Summer Job for 10-16 weeks, dependant on position

Starting immediately, ending Aug 27, 2016.


Applicants must meet the following criteria, as set out by Services Canada:

  • Be between the ages of 15 and 30 years at the start of employment;
  • Have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in next academic year;
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

Please send your resume and cover letter explaining how your skills and interest are a fit for this position and confirming your eligibility criteria. Email