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Be a Volunteer

Connect with ISSofBC as a Volunteer


Whether you’re new to Canada yourself, a long-term resident, or a Canadian citizen, you can contribute to a more inclusive community by participating in ISSofBC’s Volunteer Connections program.

Our volunteer program has over 1000 active volunteers who speak over 75 different languages, and who contribute their talents, skills and experience to various ISSofBC programs and services.

Volunteer positions include:

  • Settlement Mentor
  • Agency Receptionist
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Field Trip Leader
  • Community Outreach/Special Events
  • ESL Teacher’s Assistant/Tutor
  • Translator/Interpreter
  • Settlement Services Assistant
  • Volunteer Program Coordinator Assistant

As a volunteer, you’ll:

  • Practice and use your skills and knowledge in a variety of areas;
  • Gain new experience;
  • Obtain a reference;
  • Build your networks and connections within the community;
  • Make new friends and learn about other cultures, countries and languages; and,
  • Participate in free workshops.

Volunteer Requirements

Canadian citizens and immigrants are eligible to become ISSofBC volunteers. You must be willing to commit to a minimum of three months.

Due to the nature of working with ISSofBC clients, a valid criminal record check for vulnerable populations will be required prior to volunteering. In addition, all applicants must attend an orientation session and additional training as needed.

We ask for applicant’s patience as these strict selection criteria and processes can take time to complete.

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