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.

2020 Virtual Information Session

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

Daytime sessions

(1:30 – 3:30 pm)

October 14

October 21

October 28

November 18

November 25

December 9

December 16

 

Eve sessions

(5:30 – 7:30 pm)

October 7

November 4

December 2

January 6

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 volunteer@centrefornewcomers.ca to register for the Volunteer Intake Session of choice.

Office Hours

Monday to Friday

8:30 am - 4:30 pm


We are closed on Statutory holidays and long weekends

 

Address

1010, 999 - 36 Street NE

Calgary, AB T2A 7X6
 

(located inside the T & T Pacific Place Mall. -  Please use the northeast entrance off of 36 st, 12 Ave NE. No access from 33 st NE.
 

 

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Phone: 403.569.3325
Email: info@centrefornewcomers.ca