We could not operate nor reach our goals without the generous help of our volunteers. Some benefits of volunteering with us include:
- Sharing and making a difference in someone's life
- Gaining knowledge and building your skill set
- Volunteer recognition events and training opportunities
- Making connections and learning about other cultures
Volunteer Peter van Katwijk brought his love and warmth for teaching to the NCC for more than 16 years
Peter van Katwijk understands how challenging it can be for newcomers to leave everything behind to build a new life, in a new country. “I came to Canada from Holland…Read More
Each year, close to 120 newcomers are supported with their English Language learning and development through ESL groups offered for free at the New Canadians Centre. We’re deeply fortunate that…Read More
“Volunteering at the NCC is the equivalent to world travel,” says long time volunteer Barbara Herring, as the stories and experiences shared with her makes her feel like she has…Read More
Since participating in an exchange program to Ecuador during high school where she learned Spanish, followed by a year teaching English in South Korea and now tutoring English to newcomers,…Read More
A Reflection by Charles Shamess, a Volunteer Support Group member Volunteering with Syrian refugee families over the past year has been a roller coaster of emotions. The anxiety that comes…Read More
A Reflection by Lisa Jackson, a Volunteer Support Group member “The best part of this whole process is that our family has become friends with this Syrian family. True…Read More
Currently, we are accepting applications for the following positions:
We are not actively recruiting for the roles listed below, however, you may still apply for these roles and we will contact you when opportunities arise:
- English Tutors
- Youth Group Tutors
- Group Facilitators
- Language Interpreters
- Board of Directors
- Special Events
- Child Minding
Check back periodically as our volunteer needs change throughout the year and we could be recruiting for the other positions in the near future
STEP 1: Submit Your Application
Explore our volunteer roles above to see what fits you. Please read the role descriptions before applying for a position to confirm that the role suits your interests and availability. Complete and submit the volunteer application package. The application can be completed online below.
STEP 2: Submit Your References
All volunteers are required to provide two references completed by individuals who know you well and are not family. The referee should complete their reference online via the link below.
STEP 3: Informal Interview
Once your application and two references have been reviewed, we will determine if there is a possible opportunity. If there is, the Volunteer Administrator will connect with you to schedule a volunteer interview within a couple of weeks. If there are no suitable opportunities, we will contact you and keep your application on hand in case an opportunity arises in the future.
STEP 4: Submit Your Police Check & Final Steps
If you are offered a volunteer role during the interview, you will be required to submit a police check with vulnerable sector screening. If you have one already, which was completed within the last year and is the original copy, please bring this to your interview. Otherwise, a volunteer letter will be issued to you at your interview to take to the police station.
STEP 5: Wait to Hear from Us
Many of our roles do not start immediately. NCC likes to ensure a good match between your skill-set and our organization’s needs. Depending on your role, it may take time for us to match you. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-743-0882