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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: Jun 1, 2020


The Matching Program at the Catholic Centre for Immigrants (CCI) Ottawa is looking for volunteers to work with newcomers in a one-on-one capacity. 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 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.

Please apply using our Better Impact Application:


Bryn Johnson

613 232 9634

Ext: 388

Volunteer Opportunity Address
CCI Main Office: 219 Argyle Avenue, K2P 2H4
*Note that the Volunteer Opportunities take place across the City of Ottawa at various locations to be determined.

Apply Here:

CCI Ottawa Volunteer Programs are currently suspended in response to COVID-19. We encourage you to still complete our application form for future involvement at CCI and we look forward to connecting with you as soon as our Volunteer Program is re-launched.


Good for people interested in: Disability Support; Teaching/Tutoring; 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.

Please apply using our Better Impact Application:

How will the organization benefit?
The volunteers help us in our goal of building a welcoming community and supporting newcomers settle and integrate into Canadian society.

Please apply using our Better Impact Application:

Organization category: Social services

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1 week

This position would be great for - Seniors; Groups; Families

Vulnerable sector check required: Yes

Police record check required: Yes