Volunteering



The Volunteer Information Session is for anyone who is interested in volunteering with the Centre for Newcomers or in the Calgary community.
 
General Information Sessions
February
Tuesday, 20 or 27 at 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm 
March 
Tuesday, March 6 at 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Wednesday, March 14 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tuesday, March 20 at 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

 
Information includes:
  • Brief history of the Centre for Newcomers
  • Volunteerism in Canada
  • Volunteer roles at the Centre
  • How to look for volunteer positions in Calgary
Join any session. No registration required. Please bring a copy of your resume.
 
COMPUTER LITERACY
Saturdays, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Would you like to learn and practice computer skills? We offer free computer literacy classes at the 
Centre for Newcomers. Content includes an introduction to computers, keyboarding, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
These classes are open to all - refugees, newcomers and citizens of Canada. 
To attend, please register with Elaine Mew at 403.539.5854 or e.mew@centrefornewcomers.ca

INCOME TAX FILING PROGRAM - TAX CLINIC
Helping eligible newcomers file income tax at no-cost.  
 
We will start the booking of appointments on Monday, February 26th from 10:00 am.
The appointments are only through walk-ins. No phone calls.
Appointment days are Mondays and Thursdays from 10 am – 3 pm
Wednesday from 2 pm – 7 pm (No Tuesdays and Fridays)
Rooms 113-114
 
What do you need to bring:
A government issued ID and T4 slips for all the jobs you did in 2017.  Any additional slips related to income should also be brought.
 
Who is eligible:
Those who meet the income eligibility criteria are eligible for this program. This means any arrivals in or before 2017 are most welcome. 
The income eligibility we will be using this year is as follows:
Singles: $35,000
Couples: $45,000
One adult with one child: $39,000
Additional dependents: $3,000 per child
And, as always, no interest income over $1,000.
 
This service is not available to those who are bankrupt, have their own business/enterprise or who have rental income/expenses. Again, please ensure that you need to come with all T4s and other income related documents. 

Language
This service will be provided in English only. 
 
What will happen after you book an appointment:
The actual income-tax filing will start on Saturday, March 3 and run through to Sunday, April 29. You will need to come on the assigned day and bring the required documents. 


About Volunteering at the Centre

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Are you new to Canada and looking for ways to become involved in community activities in Calgary? 
Or are you a lifelong Canadian, interested in volunteering in a multicultural setting?  Volunteer opportunities allow you to be a part of welcoming newcomers to Canada. 

What does the service offer?
  • Workshops on volunteering with the Centre For Newcomers and in Calgary
  • A chance to practice your skills, build relationships and expand your network of contacts
  • Opportunities in English Language tutoring, computer training, organizing activities, providing office support and planning events
How will you benefit?
  • Make new friends from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Gain experience in cross-cultural communication
  • Use your skills in a multicultural context
  • Have fun, broaden your experience and participate in Calgary-wide community events
  • Discover the many ways you can start making a difference
Do you qualify?
  • Newcomers and Canadians should be eligible to work in Canada to volunteer with the Centre
  • Willing to offer skills, knowledge and time in working with newcomers
  • Agree to observe the Centre for Newcomers' values, policies, and procedures
The Volunteer Development program receives funding from the City of Calgary, Family and Community Support Services