Volunteering



The Volunteer Information Session is for anyone who is interested in volunteering with the Centre for Newcomers or in the Calgary community.
Information Sessions
October dates:
Tues, Oct 31 – 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm 
November dates:
Wed, Nov 8 – 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Tues, Nov 14, 21 and 28 – 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
December dates:
Wed, Dec 6 – 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Tues, Dec 12 – 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.
Please continue to check our website for upcoming schedule.
For more information, please contact Elaine Mew at 403.539.5854 or e.mew@centrefornewcomers.ca
Real Me – Volunteer Intake
Who am I?  Who do I want to be?  Where do I belong?  Would you like to help a youth or a family answer these questions?  If so, volunteering with the Real Me program may be the opportunity for you!
Click here to view the volunteer opportunities with the Real Me Program
Individuals interested in applying to be a volunteer with the Real Me program are required to attend a Volunteer Intake Session.  Tuesday, October 17 at 10:00 am OR Wednesday, October 18 at 6:00 pm.  The sessions will be held at the Centre for Newcomers.  Unit 1010, 999 – 36th Street NE.
Please RSVP to vdp.rsvp@centrefornewcomers.ca and indicate your volunteer preference (youth mentor or family engagement).  Please also bring a detailed resume to the Volunteer Intake Session.

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