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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 history of 25+ years of successful youth service
  • We believe in empowering Native 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:                                                                                                            

School Support Counsellor (Part-Time) - closes February 20, 2017

Volunteer Engagement Coordinator (F/T) - closes February 24, 2017

Youth Leadership Coordinator (F/T) - closes February 24, 2017

Youth Care Counsellors (Relief), Young Bears Lodge - applications accepted on an on-going basis

Youth Worker (Relief), Aboriginal Safehouse - applications accepted on an on-going basis

Please email for additional job opportunities, or to be added to our email list.       

Volunteering Opportunities


UNYA welcomes both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal 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.  Almost 60% of the entire Native community is under the age of 25 and living in large urban settings.
  • Research has shown that very few people volunteer at Aboriginal organizations compared to non-Aboriginal 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. 

Training the Leaders of Tomorrow

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