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

Tues, Oct 9 – 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Tues, Oct 16 – 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Wed, Nov 7 – 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Tues, Nov 13 – 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Tues, Nov 27 – 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Wed, Dec 5 – 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

No pre-registration is required, but we ask all individuals to bring a copy of their resume to the session.

We also encourage individuals to check the website for any changes to the schedule.
 
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
**Please Note 
the next Computer Literacy Training program won’t happen until the fall.  It’s scheduled to start in October
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
 


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