VOLUNTEER DEVELOPMENT

Be part of creating a welcoming environment for newcomers to Canada. Contribute your time, share your skills and create meaningful relationships as you develop a stronger social network and gain a deeper appreciation of Calgary’s diverse culture.

Newcomers and more established Canadians are encouraged to participate in creating a welcoming environment for newcomers to Canada.  Consider any of the various volunteer opportunities.

  • Be a mentor

    • to newcomer professionals through the Peer Mentorship program

    • to immigrant youth who wish to make positive changes in their lives

  • Be an English language tutor

  • Provide a variety of office support 

Volunteer Information Session is regularly provided.  Please continue to check our website for updated schedules. For questions or more information call 403-569-3325 or email us at volunteer@centrefornewcomers.ca

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 CFN

  • 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

The Volunteer Information Session is for anyone who is interested in volunteering with the Centre for Newcomers or in the Calgary community.
 

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.

For a link to the online session email: volunteer@centrefornewcomers.ca

2021 Virtual Information Session

sessions:

 

Wed, Sept 22 or 29 from 1:30PM – 3:30PM

Wed, Oct 6 from 5:30PM – 7:30PM

Wed, Oct 13 or 20 from 1:30PM – 3:30PM

Wed, Nov 3 from 5:30PM – 7:30PM

Wed, Nov 10, 17 or 24 from 1:30PM – 3:30PM

Wed, Dec 1 from 5:30PM – 7:30PM

Wed, Dec 8 or 15 from 1:30PM – 3:30PM

CVITP  2022 Volunteer Intake sessions

 

 

Anyone interested in volunteering for CVITP 2022 should attend a CVITP Volunteer Intake session to learn more about the program, volunteer roles, expectations and eligibility criteria.

 

Anyone interested in attending a session should email volunteer@centrefornewcomers.ca with “CVITP Volunteer Intake Session” in the subject line. Please indicate the session date you are interested in attending. 

2022 CVITP Virtual

Information Session

sessions:

Monday, September 27 from 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM 

Tuesday, October 5 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Friday, October 15 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Monday, October 18 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM