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Soccer Volunteer with Youth Hub– Settlement Program – Vancouver

Location: Vancouver – Welcome Centre (2610 Victoria Dr ). Soccer sessions are at Trout Lake Community Centre

Duties:

  • Pick-up soccer equipment from Welcome Centre and transport to Trout Lake Community Centre. Return equipment to Welcome Centre at the end of session
  • Assist in setting up and taking down of nets and other soccer equipment for games in the designated venue
  • Provide mini soccer coaching support to drop-in clients, as needed
  • Provide over-all support to Youth Workers in the delivery of the Youth Hub soccer drop-ins (registration, some translation, supervision and safety of clients etc)
  • Maintain ongoing communication with the Youth Hub Team and clients
  • Participate in team planning/meeting, when required
  • Complete additional duties as assigned by the Youth Worker and the Youth Hub Site Manager
  • Participate in some soccer games and practices with youth clients (if needed)
  • Model professional and respectful behaviour and communication, as well as sportsmanship and camaraderie at all times

Skills:

  • Familiarity with soccer rules and equipment handling
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to communicate professionally with clients and community centre partners
  • High School graduate or post-secondary education
  • Advanced English Fluency, with one of the 4 additional languages an asset: Arabic, Somali, Swahili, Farsi

Commitment:

Every Friday from 3 pm till 7:30 pm (4,5 hr per week for minimum 3 month)

Volunteers will be required to do criminal record check.

If interested, please email with resume attached to volunteer@issbc.org


Settlement Mentor – New Westminster

Location: New Westminster – #280 – 610 Sixth Street

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 New Westminster (or the ability to research them)

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

Dates: Continuous intake throughout the year

Contact: Vanessa Galt
604.522.5902 Ext. 1712
volunteernewwest@issbc.org


Settlement Mentor-Burnaby

Location: Burnaby -207-7355 Canada Way Burnaby, BC V3N 4Z6

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 Burnaby
  • If you speak additional languages, that is a plus, but not necessary

Commitment: 3 hours a week for 6 – 12 months

Dates: Continuous intake throughout the year

Contact: Akiko Tainaka
604-395-8000 Ext 1633
Akiko.tainaka@issbc.org


Arabic-English Interpreter/Translator Settlement Mentorship Program-Burnaby

Location: Burnaby -#207 7355 Canada Way

Duties:

  • Meet once per week for a 3 – 6 month period with newcomers and volunteer mentors for interpretation
  • Provide interpretation between newcomers and volunteers
  • Be a friend who provides friendship and support to newcomers

Skills:

  • Willingness to learn and appreciate the cultural practices of others
  • Able to provide translation and interpretation in between Arabic and English
  • Desire to help others
  • Reliable and responsible

Commitment: 3 hours a week for 3-6 months

Contact: Akiko Tainaka
akiko.tainaka@issbc.org


Volunteer Support Person (Arts & Crafts) – Maple Ridge

Location: Maple Ridge Office – #320 – 22470 Dewdney Trunk Road

Duties:

  • Prepare children’s interactive activities (arts & crafts, face painting, henna, storytime, etc).
  • Attend promotional events to reach out potential clients through children’s activities.
  • ECE background would be an asset.

Dates: July 17 & 18, Sept 30, and Oct 21 but continuous intake throughout the year

Contact: Yumiko King
778-284-7026 (ext 1582)
 yumiko.king@issbc.org


Settlement Mentor – Langley

Location: Langley Office – #204 – 20621 Logan Avenue

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 Langley

Commitment: 3 hours a week for 6 – 12 months

Dates: Continuous intake throughout the year

Contact: Ana-Marie
604.510.5136
ana-marie.panczel@issbc.org


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.