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Job Title: Crew Leader, Youth Habitat Crew
Type: youth job, ages 19025
Organization: Environmental Youth Alliance
Location: East Vancouver, BC

Hours: 38 hrs/wk
Dates: June 20 - Sep 2 (11 weeks)
Wages: $19 per hour
Benefits: 1.5 vacation days & 2 paid public holidays

What we do

The Environmental Youth Alliance (EYA) engages BIPOC and youth facing barriers to become environmental stewards. Through EYA’s free land-based education and employment training programs, youth grow native plants and create gardens that help birds, bees, and other wildlife survive in Vancouver’s urban neighborhoods. To find out more visit

What you’ll do in this job

Do you love working outdoors? Do you enjoy supporting youth? Are you organized an a good  communicator? With support from the EYA Stewardship Manager, the Crew Leaders will lead the Youth Habitat Crew — a team of 6 youth responsible for maintaining wildlife habitat and improving EYA’s outdoor programming sites in East Vancouver parks this summer.

This job is open to youth ages 19 - 25. EYA prioritizes applications from people who identify as Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, LGBTQ2S, living with a disability, and others with lived experience of oppression. We encourage you to self-identify on the application form.


With support from the EYA Stewardship Manager, you will:

  • Co-supervise a small team, including 4 youth crew members
  • Work closely with the other Crew Leader to plan & communicate weekly work schedule and tasks for crew members
  • Support and motivate crew members to complete work
  • Teach crew members about wildlife and habitat gardening
  • Maintain and improve EYA’s plant medicine gardens and wildlife habitat areas - weeding, watering, and planting
  • Help with habitat restoration along Still Creek
  • Remove blackberry, English ivy, and other invasive species
  • Dig a large pit to support on-site composting
  • Purchase tools and materials
  • Complete small carpentry and construction projects to improve EYA’s garden sites
  • Connect with other organizations in the community
  • Make short videos and take photos for weekly social media posts
  • Upload weekly posts and stories to social media
  • Ensure safe work practices are followed - e.g. safe use of gardening tools and Covid-19 protocols
  • Develop your leadership skills & gain valuable work experience

Skills & requirements

  • Experience with wildlife gardening and habitat restoration
  • Experience supporting youth with lived experience of oppression and/or experience leading/supervising youth, volunteers or small teams
  • Able to work outside in all-weather conditions doing full days of physical work
  • Good knowledge of native plants and invasive plants, including how to identify
  • Able to safely use landscaping tools, hammer, saw, etc.
  • Class 5 driver’s license strongly desired
  • Good communication and teamwork skills
  • Good at planning and staying organized
  • Good at solving problems
  • Able to work independently & take initiative
  • Excited to learn more about plants and wildlife
  • Familiar with the Downtown Eastside neighborhood
  • Familiar with TikTok, Instagram and Facebook
  • Able to work responsibly and safely in urban parks and gardens
  • Experience coordinating and facilitating groups an asset
  • Experience supervising or coordinating staff or volunteers an asset
  • Satisfactory criminal record check, including vulnerable sector check
  • Occupational First Aid Level 1 or willingness to obtain before start of work

How to apply

Fill out the online application form HERE and email your resume to Marika Ai-Li, Stewardship Manager (, with “Crew Leader Resume” in the subject line.

The deadline to apply is June 3rd, or until filled.

EYA operates on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Squamish people.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: May 10 2022    ID: 64383