Duties:

  • Accompany newly arrived refugee clients to different appointments such as government offices, medical, apartment/housing
  • Accompany clients to go grocery shopping while they stay at Welcome Centre
  • Accompany clients to other ISSofBC related activities out of Welcome Centre site such as field trips to community centres, public libraries, etc.

Qualification & Skills:

  • Good command of English language
  • Able to adjust language to communicate with adults with very low levels of English
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Patience, enthusiasm and empathy for diverse individuals new to Canada
  • Second language is an asset but not mandatory

Commitment:

  • On-Call assignments from 2 to 4 hours per assignment (often, on a short notice).
  • Preferably from Monday to Friday, between 9am to 5pm.

Duration:

On-going, for a minimum of 3 months

Contact: Dorcas Mendez
604-684-2561 Ext. 1632
dorcas.mendez@issbc.org