The Matching Program at the Catholic Centre for Immigrants (CCI) is looking for volunteers to work virtually with newcomers through online platforms and by phone. Through its volunteers, the Matching Program reaches out to refugees and immigrants who are in need of support to thrive in their new life in Ottawa. Pre-COVID-19 , volunteers met face-to-face with a newcomer individual or family. Now, CCI is following Ottawa Public Health’s guidelines, which recommend social distancing.
Volunteers should be established members of the community, preferably having lived in Canada for more than 3 years, who are familiar with the Canadian system and culture and who know how to access resources in Ottawa. Access to a smart phone and/or computer with a good internet connection is necessary. Patience, kindness, an open mind and an interest in other cultures are very important qualities for our volunteers. We ask our volunteers to make a 1 to 2 hour weekly commitment for a period of 6 months to 8 months. If interested, please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Currently volunteering happens through online platforms or by phone. In the past, volunteer opportunities were in different neighbourhoods of the city. The office is located at 219 Argyle Avenue, K2P 2H4.
Deadline: Sep 30, 2020