Current Opportunities

Northern Youth Abroad is made possible through the countless contributions of those who play key roles in each element of our organization and its programs. Outlined below are current opportunities to get involved with NYA:

Employment Opportunities

NYA has a small team, normally of five full-time staff, that works from an Ottawa-based office. Additional staff are hired during the summer, as well as occasionally during other times with higher than normal work volumes. The work environment is fast-paced, friendly and focused on the success of the Participants that we serve.

Current Openings:

There are no employment opportunities available at this time.

Volunteer Opportunities

Each year hundreds of individuals give their time to NYA in many different roles. Without them we would simply not be able to operate.

Current Openings:

International Group Leader  – NYA is currently seeking two experienced, motivated, and responsible volunteers to act as Group Leaders for its 2018 International Program. These individuals will accompany our International Program Participants to Costa Rica for 6 weeks this summer.

Orientation/Re-Orientation Facilitators – NYA is seeking 7-8 volunteers from across Nunavut and the Northwest Territories to act as Orientation/Re-Orientation program Facilitators. Facilitators travel to Ottawa to work directly with Participants, preparing them for their summer placements.

We are always interested to hear from those who may be willing to volunteer to NYA, and we can always benefit from the time and talents of those who offer. For more information on how to get involved email Rebecca.


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