Looking for a summer job that is adventurous, fun, and makes a difference?
Become a Youth or Arts Mentor with the Alberta’s Future Leaders Program.
The Alberta's Future Leaders Program (AFL) is a community and youth development program that provides leadership opportunities to First Nations and Métis youth. By engagement through sports, arts, recreation, leadership and cultural activities the AFL aims to promote active, positive and healthy lifestyles.
Communities partnered with the AFL Program will employ one Youth Mentor and one Arts Mentor from April 29 to August 23, 2017.
As a mentor, you will:
Live in, and be employed by, a First Nation or Métis community within Alberta
Be immersed in the local culture learning the unique history, traditions, and protocols of your host community
Role model an active, positive lifestyle with youth age 9-25
Organize and facilitate daily sport, arts, recreation, leadership and cultural activities with a fellow mentor
Plan and lead exciting sport/arts camps, active trips, and leadership opportunities
Do challenging and exciting work you can be proud of while expanding your comfort zone and gaining new knowledge in a supportive environment
What experience do I need to be a mentor?
Paid or volunteer experience planning, organizing and implementing youth programs
Personal involvement in sports, arts, recreation, leadership or cultural activities
Strong leadership and communication skills
Self-motivation with the ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team
Creative and flexible problem solving skills
A willingness to live and learn in another cultural setting
Class V Drivers’ License
Standard First Aid and CPR Certification
A criminal record check with vulnerable sector must be submitted prior to placement
Relevant Post-Secondary Education: Native Studies, Physical Education, Visual and Performing Arts, Recreation, Education, Social Work, Child/Youth Care, or related fields
Experience with First Nations or Métis communities in organized sports, recreation and/or Indigenous Arts
Class IV Driver’s License (transport more than 10)
Mental Health First Aid/Suicide Awareness Training
You may apply for this position through any of the means below.