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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

Longtime Volunteer Barbara Herring Shares Highlights From Her Volunteer Experience

August 23, 2019

“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 visited another country. With an employment background in corporate equity and diversity, it was natural that when Barbara settled in Peterborough, she would seek an…

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Volunteering at the New Canadians Centre allows Sylvia Dick to meaningfully engage in the community

September 21, 2018

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, language has been an integral part in Sylvia Dick’s life. Sylvia enjoys volunteering as a tutor at the New Canadians Centre, supporting newcomers in learning…

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Reflection by Volunteer Support Team Member: Charles Shamess

August 25, 2017

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 as we figure out how to help them settle. The joy when they find homes and jobs. I hear stories of their escapes with horror,…

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Lisa Jackson reflects on being a Volunteer Support Team Member

August 23, 2017

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 friends who care about one another, beyond the aspect of volunteering.” – Lisa Jackson This experience of helping a new Canadian family settle into our…

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 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:

Check back periodically as our volunteer needs change throughout the year and we could be recruiting for the other positions in the near future

Application Process

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 or 705-743-0882