Volunteer

Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association truly believes in volunteerism and the potential of all women. Volunteers are a precious resource to our agency and allow us to promote and enhance our services. The mission of the Volunteer Program is to empower immigrant women through volunteering and recruiting exceptional volunteers to support CIWA’s programs and services. Why do you volunteer for CIWA?

Volunteer of the Month

Every year, CIWA volunteers tirelessly provide thousands of hours of support for immigrant women and their families in Calgary. Without their support and contribution, CIWA would not be able to run the day to day activities of the organization. CIWA recognizes the hard work and outstanding efforts that our volunteers contribute every day to our programs and services through our Volunteer of the Month Initiative.

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Current Volunteer Opportunities

Youth Career Exploration Mentor

Volunteer mentors will make a difference in the lives of youth by supporting them through similar life experiences, help youth with career choices and professional development. Mentors will develop interpersonal and communication skills while learning and being inspired by their mentee.

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Career Mentor

Volunteers within this position will positively support and influence newcomer women as they try to gain meaningful employment in Canada. This a great opportunity for the volunteers to gain exposure to fresh perspectives, ideas, and approaches, to develop professionally and personally, to hone their leadership/coaching skills and provide valuable cross-cultural insight in a real-life setting.

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Girl’s Culture Club In-School Support

Volunteers who support Girls Culture Club will gain valuable hands-on experience working with youth from 10-17 (pending on location). Volunteers will have fun connecting with youth, build their self-esteem, help girls build connections and friendships.

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Group Facilitator, New Friends and Neighborhood Groups Program

Volunteers within this program have a unique opportunity to support immigrant women, and be a part of watching them develop new friendships, enhance their confidence in speaking English while learning more about Canadian culture. Volunteers will be inspired and encouraged by participants while developing facilitation and leadership skills

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Childcare Team Volunteer

Volunteers in this role will have the incredible opportunity to invest in the lives of children from 6 months – 6 years old. Volunteers will provide needed support to childcare workers through play, games, enriching activities, and more.

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Youth Career Mentor

The mentor supports and encourages the professional development of the mentee and provides active guidance (such as career exploration, job shadowing, academic/career support and advice, scholarship/ university applications, etc.) to help youth achieve their goals while the mentor shares their experience and expertise as appropriate. The minimum time commitment is two hours per month from September – March with flexibility to choose best times to meet.

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Youth Mentor

The mentor supports and encourages the professional development of the mentee and provides active guidance (such as career exploration, job shadowing, academic/career support and advice, scholarship/ university applications, etc.) to help youth achieve their goals while the mentor shares their experience and expertise as appropriate. The minimum time commitment is two hours per month from September – March with flexibility to choose best times to meet.

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Interpreter

Support in the following languages is needed:

Amharic, Kurdish, Oromo, Somali, Tigrigna, and Turkish.

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