Throughout our programs, UNYA helps Indigenous youth connect with culture, build confidence and skills, and reach their fullest potential. Your contributions make it possible for UNYA to engage more Indigenous youth, provide them with culturally-relevant services and support, and create space for these young people to thrive.

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Employment

Employment Opportunities

Together with over 100 staff, and more than 175 volunteers and 300 community partners, UNYA delivers 22 culturally-responsive, prevention-focused programs for urban Indigenous youth. We are always looking for talented, dynamic people to join our team. Please check back here often to view new opportunities.

Why work for UNYA?

  • We pay 40 hours per week for full-time, not 35 or 37.5
  • Full-time staff are eligible for extended health benefits
  • We are committed to team building
  • We have a 30 year history of successful youth service
  • We believe in empowering Indigenous youth
  • We encourage and support youth voice

Important Note: UNYA accepts complete applications for advertised positions only. You must state clearly on your cover letter which position you are applying for. All applications must be sent in electronic form, to the email address specified on the posting. Hard copies and unsolicited applications/resumes will not be reviewed, but immediately destroyed.

  • Employment Opportunity Youth Care Counsellor – Aboriginal Youth Outreach Team – 2 Positions

    The Outreach program provides street outreach services and 1-to-1 support to Indigenous youth aged 12-18. The usual hours of work will be Wednesday – Saturday from 9am – 7pm.

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  • Employment Opportunity – Raven’s Lodge Child and Youth Care Worker (Relief Position)

    As a member of the Ravens Lodge program team, the Relief Child and Youth Care Worker is responsible for ensuring the safe operation of Ravens Lodge by increasing stabilization, fostering empowerment and belonging for youth within a supportive, culturally open and accessible environment.

    (view full posting)
  • Employment Opportunity – Young Bears Lodge Program Manager 1 Year Term (Mat Leave) Position

    This position is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the program, including: planning, implementing, overseeing all activities and scheduling for the program; individual, team and program development; human resource and financial management, networking and reporting.

    (view full posting)
  • Employment Opportunity – Mentorship Facilitator

    As a member of the Mentorship Program team the Facilitator is responsible for matching Indigenous youth in the community with adult volunteer Mentors.

    (view full posting)
  • Now Hiring – Young Bears Lodge Youth Care Worker – Fulltime Awake Overnight

    UNYA has been supporting the health and wellbeing of Indigenous youth in the Metro Vancouver area for over 30 years. As a respected non- profit, charitable organization, we recognize Indigenous youth as experts in their own lives, and strive to provide youth with programs and opportunities that are relevant and meaningful to them. Young Bears Lodge is a culturally-based, holistic program for Indigenous youth ages 13-18 who are looking to make changes to their relationship with drugs or alcohol. Our live-in program is trauma-informed and grounded in Indigenous cultural teachings, ceremonies, and protocols, within a structured, substance-free environment.

    (view full posting)

Volunteer

Volunteer Oppportunities

  • Volunteer Mentors – Mentorship Program

    The mandate of the Mentorship Program is to connect Indigenous youth ages 12 to 15 to volunteer mentors in the community. With the support of positive role-models, youth have the opportunity to realize their strengths and work towards future goals. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

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  • Volunteer Mentors – Kinnections Program

    The goal of the Kinnections Program is to connect Indigenous youth ages 16 to 19 with volunteer community members who will act as mentor, advocate, and friend. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis

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