[Sust-mar] Nova Scotia Youth Conservation Corps - Job Opportunites

Julia Pelton jpelton at clean.ns.ca
Fri May 18 12:45:55 EDT 2012

Hello Everyone,

The Nova Scotia Youth Conservation Corps will be hiring 50 youth from
around the province to carry out environmental, community-based projects
from late June until the end of August. Please click the following link to
see the job opportunities available (

 *Program Details:*

The Nova Scotia Youth Conservation Corps (NSYCC) was established in 1989.
The NSYCC’s mandate is to provide Nova Scotian youth age 17-30 with
training and employment opportunities in the environmental field, while
providing services to communities in Nova Scotia for the enhancement of the
local environment. The NSYCC provides Nova Scotian youth with environmental
work experience, an enhanced appreciation of the environment and their
community, and develops skills for life-long learning (including
team-building and leadership skills, increased knowledge for future
employment and/or education ventures, and the ability to give back to their
community and their environment). This program is a partnership between the
NSYCC, Nova Scotia communities, and youth.

Crews of 2-4 students work with local community partners from late June to
late August. This Program provides youth with training and employment
opportunities in the environmental field. It also helps community partners
enhance the local environment through projects.

*Duties*: There are summer work projects related to watershed management,
waste-resource management, pollution prevention, air quality management,
and environmental education & interpretation. Regular crew members work as
a team with community-based organizations on one of the mentioned
environmental projects.

*Qualifications*: In accordance with the mandate of the NSYCC, eligible
candidates must be a returning student within the target age group for this
program (17 – 30). Candidates must be a team player, possess an
understanding of environmental issues in Nova Scotia, be able to do
physically demanding work, be willing to work outdoors under a variety of
weather conditions, and have excellent verbal and written communication
skills. Students must be able to attend a two day training camp at the end
of June.

Kind regards,

Julia Pelton | Nova Scotia Youth Conservation Corps Managing Coordinator |
Clean Nova Scotia
p: (902) 420-7932 | f: (902) 424-5334 | e: jpelton at clean.ns.ca |

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