Volunteer involvement is an essential part of, and a major asset to the overall operation of the Immigrant Centre. The Centre depends on volunteers to enhance our services and programs, serve more newcomers and contribute towards building a stronger community and city.
Volunteers are involved in the following areas and programs at the Immigrant Centre. Please note that even though a volunteer position is listed, there may not be current openings for that position.
Computer Training Facilitator – minimum 2 hour weekly commitment, helping newcomers learn the basics of Microsoft Word, Excel, E-mail and Internet. Position not currently available.
Translator and Interpreter – translating documents into English and interpreting in various environments, such as court. Currently seeking Somali-speaking translators and interpreters. Click here for position description and application instructions.
Conversation Group Facilitator – 2 hour weekly commitment, facilitating a conversation group for newcomers. Position not currently available.
One-to-One English Tutor – 1.5 hour weekly commitment, helping newcomers develop their English language skills. Currently seeking volunteers for weekday evenings (Monday – Thursday) and Saturdays. Click here for position description and application instructions.
One-to-One Citizenship Tutor – 1.5 hour weekly commitment, helping a permanent resident prepare for the Canadian citizenship test. Position not currently available.
Citizenship Class Facilitator – 3 hour weekly commitment facilitating a 6-week course on the Discover Canada Guide, which covers topics such as Canadian history, modern Canada and the Canadian government. Position not currently available.
Cooking and Nutrition Class Assistant – 3 hour weekly commitment, assisting the facilitator teach low-cost, healthy, Canadian-style recipes, and the basics of healthy eating. Position not currently available.
Administrative Assistant – aiding with filing, creating packages, photocopying, data entry, various tasks around the office. Position not currently available.
Photographer – taking pictures at events to post on our website and use for marketing. Position not currently available.
Video Creator – recording and editing video to be used in marketing, teaching and raising awareness. Position not currently available.
Writer – Research, interview and write stories for a variety of mediums, such as the Immigrant Centre website, Facebook page and marketing materials. Position not currently available.
Have you volunteered at the Immigrant Centre? Are you currently volunteering at the Immigrant Centre? Please click here to fill in the anonymous Volunteer Feedback Form.
Meet our Stars!
Every month, we profile one of our many talented and dedicated volunteers. You can see read about our featured volunteers on our Volunteer of the Month page.