Duties:

  • Meet once per week for a 6 – 12 month period with a newcomer.
  • Welcome newcomers to Canada and connect them to their community.
  • Be a resource person who assists newcomers to learn about different aspects of life in Canada.
  • Be an explorer who is interested in learning about newcomers’ culture and language.
  • Be a friend who provides friendship and support to newcomers.
  • Be an initiator who takes the lead to develop a connection with the newcomer and maintains contact each week.

Skills:

  • Willingness to learn and appreciate the cultural practices of others
  • Desire to help others
  • Reliable and responsible
  • Knowledge of services and resources available in Vancouver (or the ability to research them)

Commitment: 2-4 hours a week for 6 – 12 months

Dates: Continuous intake throughout the year

Contact: Dorcas Mendez
604.684.7498 Ext.1632
smentoring.vancouver@issbc.org