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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

Check Out Our Volunteer Opportunities

More Role/Position Descriptions Coming Soon!

Youth Group Tutors
We also have volunteer opportunities in the following areas:
  • Administration
  • Driving Assistance
  • 1-on-1 Matching Program
  • Youth Program (primarily for youth volunteers)

How to Volunteer:

Steps (1)

Volunteer Spotlight: Karen Taylor

April 17, 2024

Meet Karen Taylor! Volunteer Role/Position(s): Refugee Support Team MemberVolunteering Since: April 2013Languages: “English, some French and Spanish, and, thanks to the family I’m working with, a few very badly pronounced words in Kinyarwanda”  Why…

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National Volunteer Week

April 24, 2023

Last week, we celebrated National Volunteer Week. We are grateful and acknowledge the importance of volunteering to strengthen and vibrancy of our communities. Volunteer contributions are valued and meaningful. It…

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Forming Meaningful Connections Through Volunteering Creates Positive Change

April 28, 2022

In celebration of National Volunteer Week 2022 (April 24 to 30), we are spotlighting some of our amazing volunteers and the contributions they have made to the New Canadians Centre…

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Volunteer Jeff Ji Pays Forward the Kindness They Once Received

February 1, 2022

Volunteers come to the New Canadians Centre through many different paths. Some come from families who themselves received help from NCC in the past.  Jeff Ji’s family immigrated from China…

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April Showers bring May flowers and vegetables!

April 26, 2021

We had a very long winter, especially with the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic.  As spring approached we wanted to find a way to reach out to our clients with a…

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12 Moments of Connection: A Look Back at 2020

December 21, 2020

2020 has certainly not been the year any of us expected. The global health crisis has been a test of our resilience. While it has kept us apart, it has…

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Volunteer Peter van Katwijk brought his love and warmth for teaching to the NCC for more than 16 years

June 19, 2020

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…

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Our Staff Say A Special Thank You to Volunteers

April 23, 2020

“The world needs more people like you.” – Mahdi Bubteina, Refugee Assistance Program Worker “You give everyone a good example of being a good Canadian in the future, and give…

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Sharing a Love for Language and Teaching through Volunteering

April 22, 2020

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…

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Happy National Volunteer Week!

April 22, 2020

You are the best neighbour a newcomer can ask for… To our nearly 500 volunteers who support us each year, THANK YOU again and again for making our beautiful community…

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Application Process

STEP 1: Submit Your Application and References

Explore our volunteer roles above to see what fits you. Please read the role descriptions (if applicable) before applying to confirm that the position(s) suits your interests and availability. Complete and submit the volunteer application package.**

**We are not currently accepting applications other than for our Refugee Support Team Leader/Member role. If you want to apply for this specific position, please email [email protected] directly to receive the link to apply.

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 2: Informal Interview

Once your application and two references have been reviewed, we will determine if there is a possible opportunity. If there is, a 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 3: 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 already have one 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 to take to the police station after your interview.

STEP 4: 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 [email protected] or 705-743-0882 ext. 246

Are you looking for other opportunities to engage in the community? Visit volunteerpeterborough.ca!