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Volunteer Connections – Mentoring Opportunities

Volunteer Connections - Mentoring Opportunities

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Are you interested in making new friends in Canada? Connect with an ISSofBC volunteer.

We provide:

Settlement Mentors:  Connect with a volunteer settlement mentor who can assist as you settle in Canada. Services include information on Canadian culture and workforce practices, accompaniment to events, English language practice and friendship.

Volunteering in Action Mentors: Learn what it's like to volunteer in your community with the assistance of an ISSofBC volunteer. You will work together at community events to help build your confidence and become an active member of society.

Learning in Action Mentors: In partnership with LINC, ISSofBC connects students with volunteer mentors for three months. During this time, you will explore the community, learn about Canadian culture, practice English and increase your community involvement.

Other Volunteer Connections Opportunities

In addition to mentoring, Volunteer Connections offers:

  • Field trips to connect you with community services and activities
  • Support in connecting with your community due to language or access issues
  • Canada workshops and volunteer information sessions
  • Volunteer to gain local office experience

Contact us

Would you like to learn more? Give us a call or visit us in person at a location near you.

Who can join?

Newcomers who have been in Canada for less than five years receive priority assistance. We can serve newcomers that fit into any of the following immigration status:

  • Permanent Residents of Canada
  • Protected Persons as defined in S. 95 of IRPA
  • Individuals who have been selected to become permanent residents, and who have been informed, by a letter from CIC
  • Live-in Caregivers
  • Temporary foreign workers
  • Provincial nominees who are still awaiting a letter of approval for permanent residency from CIC
  • Naturalized Canadian Citizens

Interested in giving back?

Check out Volunteer with Us.