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Organization: Vanier Community Service Centre

Commitment: Long term (6 months to a year)

Availability: Flexible

Language Preference: French and/or English

Number of Positions Available: 25

Location: Flexible

Deadline: Oct 31, 2019


The Vanier Community Service Centre is a francophone organization offering a range of services in French and English to improve the quality of life for citizen of Ottawa-Vanier and surroundings.

The Matching Program is a service designed to provide support to facilitate the integration of newcomers living in Ottawa.

We are looking for individuals who:
- Live in Ottawa and surroundings;
- Are reliable, dynamic, empathetic and have an open mind to work with people from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds;
- Have a good knowledge on resources available in Ottawa;
- would be willing to spend a minimum of three hours per week offering support to newcomer for a period of six (6) months;
- speak either one or both official languages. The ability to speak other languages is a big plus.

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please contact us for more information at 613-744-2892 or by email at cscv@cscvanier.com. Note that online applications can be found at www.cscvanier.com/en/centre

We look forward to meeting you!


Natalie Laforest Jean-Charles


Ext: 1016


Volunteer Opportunity Address
290 Dupuis Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1L 1A2


Good for people interested in: Entertainment; Companionship/Visiting; Translation and Interpretation; Mentoring

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

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
¬As a volunteer, you would:
- help increase communications skills;
- foster newcomer’s sense of belonging; and
- increase cross-cultural understanding and cultural skills development
- Expand your network while developing new professional skills in social intervention.

Organization category: Social services

Volunteer Considerations

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

This position would be great for - New Canadians; Seniors; Youth 16-24; Groups

Public transportation available: Yes

Vulnerable sector check required: Yes

Police record check required: Yes