Community Connections Volunteer

(Indus Community Services, Oakville Office, Employment Services)

Position ID: V-HVC0177 Last Full Update: 26 Jul 2022
Opportunity Details
ContactJenna Maingot, Community Connections Facilitator, Indus Community Services; Phone: (Business) 905-275-2369 ext 1287; Email:
DutiesMentor 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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BenefitsAn 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
ClientsNewcomers, Permanent Residents
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students
Areas of InterestCommunity / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Information & Referral Services ; Newcomer Assistance ; Social Interaction
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & 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 LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year)
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Virtual Volunteering
Minimum Hours6 / Month
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible
LocationVirtual with a possibility of in person in 2022
Number of PositionsActon ; Burlington ; Georgetown ; Milton ; Oakville 
5 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingTraining is provided - online training and orientation ; Training on the job
Police CheckRequired
Start DateOn or after 15 Aug 2022
Agency Details
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Organization NameIndus Community Services, Oakville Office, Employment Services
Office Phone289-295-0765
Address & Map
Dundas Market Square Plaza
483 Dundas St W, Unit 209
Oakville, ON L6M 4M2
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