EYA Peer Mentor Application
**If you need any help completing this application, please feel welcome to call the EYA office at 604-689-4446.**
Looking to develop your environmental leadership skills? Curious about environmental education and working with youth? Passionate about wildlife and native plants? Apply to become an EYA Peer Mentor & work alongside experienced EYA staff to run our summer programs for high school-aged youth facing barriers at Strathcona Community Gardens in the Downtown eastside. Review the full volunteer job description at
Upon completion of the program you will gain community service hours to build your resume, and receive a certificate of mentorship from EYA.
Selected candidates will be invited for a short interview at the EYA Office (500-610 Main St., Vancouver).
Are you able to attend the one-day Peer Mentor training on Feb 29, 10am-4pm ?
What program(s) can you commit to a Peer Mentor? (select all that apply)
We ask that Peer Mentors commit to a minimum of 1 program with EYA (1 program day weekly) for 8 weeks. Ideally we would like to see Peer Mentors return for future terms as well! We have three terms: Spring (March to June), Summer (July to August) and Fall terms (September to November). For now please select any programs you are available for through the Spring and Summer seasons if your availability is known (we can coordinate at a later date for the Fall). PLEASE SELECT ALL THAT APPLY.
SPRING: Native Plant Nursery (Pollinators): 10:30am-2:30pm; Saturdays March 7-May 9
SPRING: Land Guardians - 11:00am-2:30pm, Tuesdays March 3-May 19 *skip Mar 17, 24
SPRING: Land Guardians - 11:00am-2:30pm, Wednesdays March 4-May 20 *skip Mar 18, 25
SPRING: Native Plant Nursery (Birds): 10am-2pm, Thursdays April 2-May 21
SUMMER: Native Plants for Food: 10:30-2:30pm; Monday to Friday, July 13-24
SUMMER: Native Plant Nursery (Birds): 12:30-4:30pm, Monday to Friday July 13-24
SUMMER: Plant Medicine: 12:30-4:30pm, Saturdays, July 4-August 29 *skip Aug 1
SUMMER: Native Plants for Food: 11am-3pm, Monday to Friday August 10-21
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