Summer Job Positions

Global Youth Volunteer Network (GYVN) in partnership with the Grand River Métis Council (GRMC) is hiring students for two summer positions.

The Sustainable & Traditional Food Project – Youth Coordinator x1 Positions

The Sustainable Food Project - Youth Coordinator will work to engage the GYVN student and Aboriginal youth community in local community garden project as well as in traditional, edible, wild food for that region. Education will come from Aboriginal Elders about the traditional and medicinal uses and names of both domestic and wild plants. They will recruit and connect students and youth to the existing Aboriginal Gardening site connected to the Multicultural Community Gardening Sites in the cities of Kitchener and Waterloo.

The Sustainable & Traditional Food Project – Advocate x1 Position

The Sustainable Food Project - Advocate will work on local system level and community level engagement and partnership building to increase sustainability and local support for GYVN and the GRMC Sustainable & Traditional, Wild Food Project. Responsibilities include engaging the Aboriginal community and building a web presence for the organizations food projects; including the Aboriginal community garden project and the ongoing relationship with the Multicultural Community Garden project.  They will facilitate the continuing education of GYVN’s university student population and Aboriginal youth. 


  • Posting closes June 3rd. 
  • Start date as soon as possible, no later than June 6th 2016.
  • The job is 30 hours a week for 8 weeks.
  •  Hourly rate of $11.25.
  • Knowledge of the Waterloo/Wellington Aboriginal community is an asset. 
  • Some leadership experience is an asset.
  • If interested and for more information please contact Dave Skene at or leave a message at 1-888-411-0330. 

GYVN exists to provide you the opportunity to connect social justice education with action. Through our grassroots initiatives by working in solidarity with our diverse projects and partnerships, we foster young leaders to create change in our world. Check us out at

GRMC as a part of the Métis Nation of Ontario strives to promote and preserve the Métis way of life. To look to our elders, to attain and maintain our Métis traditions, culture, spirituality and the respect of Mother Earth. Check us out at