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Employment & Volunteering

We have almost 100 staff working within 21 programs, so we are always looking for talented and 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. 
Current Employment Opportunities:    
Capital Campaign Development Officer - closes April 2, 2018
Receptionist - Relief - closes when filled
Young Bears Lodge - Youth Care Cousellor - Full time - closes March 31, 2018
Aboriginal Safehouse - Youth Care Counsellor - Full time - closes March 23, 2018
Raven's Lodge - Relief Youth Worker - closes when filled

Aboriginal Safe House - Relief Residential Child and Youth Worker - applications accepted on an on-going basis                               

YBL Relief Youth Care Counsellor - applications accepted on an on-going basis

Volunteering Opportunities


UNYA welcomes both Indigenous and non-Indigenous volunteers as we understand that youth need the support of those who are willing and qualified to support them, regardless of their cultural identity. 

Why volunteer at UNYA?

  • It is great experience to add to your resume
  • We gladly supply letters of reference for those who have volunteered a minimum amount of time (depending on the program)
  • It is a great way to support the fastest growing demographic in the country as almost 60% of the entire Indigenous community is under the age of 25 and living in large urban settings
  • Research has shown that very few people volunteer at Indigenous organizations compared to non-Indigenous organizations

Current volunteer opportunities include:

Volunteer Mentors - Mentorship Program
Volunteer Mentors -Kinnections Program

Additional individual program volunteer opportunities can be found on their individual program pages.

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