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Matching Program

Organization: The Catholic Centre for Immigrants, Ottawa

Commitment: Long term 6 months to a year

Availability: Weekends; Flexible; Evenings; Days

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 20

Location: Flexible

Deadline: Mar 31, 2018


The Matching Program at the Catholic Centre for Immigrants (CCI) is looking for volunteers to work with newcomers one-on-one. 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.
Volunteers should be established members of the community who are familiar with the Canadian system and culture and who know how to access resources in Ottawa. Experience working with people with disabilities or medical conditions is a great asset. Patience, kindness, an open mind and an interest in other cultures are also very important qualities for our volunteers. We ask our volunteers to make a minimum 4 hour weekly commitment for a period of 6 months to 8 months. If interested, please send your application to anneke@cciottawa.ca.


Anneke van Nooten

613 232 9634

Ext: 383


Volunteer Opportunity Address
There are volunteer opportunities in different neighbourhoods of the city. The office is located at 219 Argyle Avenue, K2P 2H4.


Good for people interested in: Teaching/Tutoring; Disability Support; Companionship/Visiting; Mentoring

You will be working with: Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years); Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years)

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Volunteers have the opportunity to have a direct, positive impact on the lives of people in need of support. Volunteers can learn about another culture and gain a better understanding of the challenges of starting life over in a new country. Volunteers have the satisfaction of making Ottawa a more welcoming city while helping others to achieve their dreams.If interested, please send your application to anneke@cciottawa.ca.

How will the organization benefit?
The volunteers help us in our goal of building a welcoming community and supporting newcomers integrate into Canadian society. If interested, please send your application to anneke@cciottawa.ca.

Organization category: Social services

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days

This position would be great for - Seniors; Groups

Vulnerable sector check required: Yes

Police record check required: Yes