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Requirements:
  • Interview
  • Other
  • Police Check
  • References
  • Vulnerable Sector Search
Languages Needed:

No second language is required!

  • Work remotely
  • Flexible in schedule
  • Good for families
  • Good for groups
  • Accessible by public transit

Canada Connects Volunteer

various, Calgary, AB, T2R 0G5 [map]
2-4 hours / weekly
minimum one year
You will be matched to a newcomer family or individual and provide social support, practical information, help them understand Canadian culture, practice conversational English and connect them with community resources. Also, you will have the opportunity to visit some of the city’s attractions and learn about other cultures.

CCIS is committed to following safety guidelines from Alberta Health Services, include proper social distancing and use of PPE. As a volunteer, you will have the flexibility to adapt your activities and interactions according to your level of comfort. 

Time Commitment and location
•	You are expected to meet them 2-4 hours a week for the duration of one year
•	You are expected to meet them in their home of at various locations throughout the city

Benefits to Volunteers
•	You will gain experience in providing social support and learn about other cultures
•	References will be provided after completion of the volunteer placement
•	Workshops and certificates will be offered
•	You will grow as a result of developing a friendship with someone you would not otherwise have met

Eligibility
•	Must be living in Canada for 5 years or more

Should you have any questions or would like to apply, please contact Marcella Ducasses at 403 262 2013 or mducasses@ccisab.ca.
Additional Details & Skills Required
Skills we look for
•	Culturally-sensitive
•	Patient and compassionate
•	Open-minded and willing to learn
•	Independent and reliable
•	Strong communication and listening skills
•	Excellent conflict-resolution skills
•	Fluent in English
•	Been in Canada for at least 5 years; knowledgeable about Calgary
Certification or Education Required
social work, international relations backgrounds are assets but not required
Why should you volunteer for this opportunity?
This program is unique in that you will have an opportunity to see the impact as you will be with one family over a period of one year. Furthermore, you will have an opportunity to form a meaningful relationship with someone you would not otherwise have met. Many volunteers tell us they learned a lot about themselves in the process of volunteering and gained a new perspective by getting to know someone of a different cultural background.
Requirements:
  • Interview
  • Other
  • Police Check
  • References
  • Vulnerable Sector Search
Languages Needed:

No second language is required!

  • Remote or online
  • Flexible in schedule
  • Good for families
  • Good for groups
  • Accessible by public transit