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
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.
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.
2020 Virtual Information Session
For a link to the online session email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(1:30 – 3:30 pm)
(5:30 – 7:30 pm)
VDP Set to Begin Recruitment of for CFN's Tax Clinic program (CVITP)
With the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP), you can make a difference in your community by volunteering at a free tax clinic. Watch this video to learn more about the CVITP and find out what you could get out of it as a volunteer.
Upcoming Tax Clinic Volunteer Intake Sessions:
Monday Oct 19th at Centre for Newcomers 5:30-7:30 pm
Wednesday Oct 21st Virtual Session 10am – 12 noon
Wednesday Nov 4th Virtual Session 5:30-7:30 pm
Friday Nov 6th at Centre for Newcomers 9:30-11:30 am
*space is limited, so individuals interested in volunteering need to email to register for the Volunteer Intake Session of choice.