Native Youth Learning Centre - Urban Native Youth Association - FULL

About the organization

The NYLC began in 2005.  It is an employment and educational resource centre for Native youth ages 15-30 years of age.  The NYLC provides support and resources to youth including resume and cover letter writing, job search assistance, referrals to programs, job postings, free certification programs, and access to educational supports such as tutoring and online learning.  Resources are available in key areas such as job search, career development, assisted computer applications and life management skills.  Certificate and employment maintenance workshops are scheduled based on current and emerging needs amongst youth.  Clients must possess a valid social insurance number (SIN).  If youth do not have a valid SIN when they first access our resources, staff will help them obtain one.  The NYLC is funded by Aboriginal Community Career Employment Services Society (ACCESS).

This placement is offered in partnership with the UBC First Nations House of Learning.

What you'll do

NYLC Volunteer Tutor

  • Support Native youth (in groups or one to one)between the ages of 15-30 in core subjects (eg. Math, English, Science, Socials)
  • Support youth with resume and cover letter writing
  • Form and maintain positive working relationships with Native youth. Actively recruit participants and ensure ongoing and meaningful youth engagement in all aspects of programming.  Lead & support youth in job searches, e-learning activities, workshops & other initiatives.    
  • Work alongside NYLC staff and volunteers

What you’ll get out of this experience

Volunteers will engage in an incredibly rewarding experience and the opportunity to

  •  Support Native youth in obtaining their educational and employment goals
  • Build meaningful and positive rapports with youth in the community
  •  Engagement in cultural activities
  • Ongoing support from staff and community partners
  • Gain new skills and knowledge and work experience within the community
  • A letter of reference from the program Coordinator


  • Be at least 19 years old by October 2017
  • Complete a CRC
  • Provide a resume and cover letter
  • Complete volunteer orientation and screening


  • Comfort in providing academic support
  • Ability to engage youth in a dynamic settingFlexible, curious, committed, proactive
  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills
  • Past experience working with aboriginal youth, or youth in an alternative educational setting


Volunteers can choose to come in 2 days a week Monday-Thursday. They can pick from the following times

  • Mondays: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm or 6:00p.m. – 7: 30 p.m
  • Tuesdays: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm or 6:00 p.m. – 7: 30 p.m
  • Wednesdays: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm or 6:00 p.m. – 7: 30 p.m
  • Thursdays:  4:00 pm – 5:30 pm or 6:00 p.m. – 7: 30 p.m


Native Youth Learning Centre

Native Youth Learning Centre

1618 E Hastings St
Vancouver, BC V5L 1S9