Community Connections Volunteer

(Indus Community Services, Oakville Office, Employment Services)

Position ID: V-HVC0177
Last Full Update: 08 Nov 2022

Opportunity Details: Community Connections Volunteer

Contact Jenna Maingot, Community Connections Facilitator, Indus Community Services; Phone: (Business) 905-275-2369 ext 1287; Email:
  • Mentor newcomer families or individuals to support a successful transition into their new community.
  • Provide an introduction and ongoing support to help the newcomer (and family) get started in Canada.
  • Help the newcomer to gain an understanding of Canadian cultural norms, social etiquette, and more. 
  • Provide opportunities for English language practice and learning (and access to 'ESL' programs, if needed).
  • Help the newcomer build a 'social network' and learn new skills. 
  • Learn about community resources (public and private) and their effective use.
  • Able to accommodate a schedule that will have you connecting with your client 1-2 times per week for a minimum of 3-6 months (MONTHLY time commitment is a minimum of 6 to 8 hours) 
  • You are an immigrant yourself and have been in Canada for MORE THAN 2 YEARS.
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Benefits An opportunity to enhance your skills and talent in information and referral services  
Build your resume and references, add to your personal (professional) 'network' (contacts)  
Add to your knowledge of the community where you live, plus how newcomers adapt to it 
Improved cross-cultural awareness
Clients Newcomers, Permanent Residents
Ages 18 year(s) and up
Suitable For Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students
Areas of Interest Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Information & Referral Services ; Newcomer Assistance ; Social Interaction ; Volunteer from Home / Virtual
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Counseling & Support ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; General Computer Skills ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Public Speaking ; Research ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Translation & Languages
Commitment Length Medium Term (4 months to 1 year)
Interaction Level One-on-one ; Virtual Volunteering
Minimum Hours 6 / Month
Seasons Year Round
Accessibility Fully Accessible
Location Virtual with a possibility of in person
Number of Positions Acton ; Burlington ; Georgetown ; Milton ; Oakville 
5 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Training is provided - online training and orientation ; Training on the job
Police Check Required
Start Date On or after 03 Jan 2023

Agency Details: Indus Community Services, Oakville Office, Employment Services

Office Phone 289-295-0765
Fax 289-295-0766
Address & Map
Dundas Market Square Plaza
483 Dundas St W, Unit 209
Oakville, ON L6M 4M2
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