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:

Job 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.

We are currently hiring for Project Leaders for our Next Program. The deadline has been extended to Tuesday, April 18th. Read the Job Description and apply today.

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 Program Group Leaders (Deadline extended to Monday March 27th) – Apply Here  read the FAQ’s or see the  Volunteer Position Description
Host Families – 2017 Host Family Recruitment Information
Facilitators – Information on being a volunteer facilitator

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 at


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