Women’s Centre Looking for Volunteers

Lisa C. Community, Updates, Volunteers

Women’s Centre of Calgary is now resuming the recruitment and training of new volunteers. Safety and cleaning protocols have been implemented in the Centre to keep volunteers and women safe. Women’s Centre of Calgary has over 800 active volunteers who manage and support all of their programs and services. Opportunities are available for: Peer Support Volunteers Legal Assistants Wednesday Bread …

Deep Braich – Northern Lights Recipient

Lisa C. Community, Settlement & Community News, Updates

The Alberta Northern Lights Volunteer Recognition Program honours the everyday heroes who are helping to make life better in communities across the province. Recently, Deep Braich, a 17-year-old Calgary teen, is recognized by Alberta Northern Lights for her volunteer initiative YYC Youth Helping Youth, which connects young women in Alberta with feminine hygiene items during the COVID-19 pandemic. Deep Braich …

Volunteer Drivers Needed for Seniors

Lisa C. Settlement & Community News, Volunteers

Seniors are among those that are most impacted and at the highest risk during COVID-19. The Calgary Seniors’ Resource Society is currently looking for Volunteer Drivers to drive seniors to their essential medical appointments! At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic many medical appointments were cancelled or rescheduled to a later date. After Alberta started to reopen, there has been …

Kids Help Phone – 24/7 Support for Young People

Lisa Cai Newcomer Information

What is Kids Help Phone? Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7, national support service; Offering professional counselling, information and referrals; Support is offered in both English and French; Service is 100% confidential. Need help now? Text CONNECT to 686868; Call 1-800-668-6868 24/7 and be connected with a professional counsellor Want to offer help? Whether you are a young person …

Prime Minister Announces Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG)

Michelle MakM Newcomer Information, Updates

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on June 25, 2020, the launch of the Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG), which will support post-secondary students and recent graduates who volunteers to serve in their communities’ and gain valuable experience at the same time. The CSSG will provide these volunteers with a one-time payment of between $1,000 and $5,000 based on the number …

Volunteering at ISC

Settlement ISC Volunteers

The Volunteer Program responds to those who have a passion for helping immigrants adjust to their new life here in Calgary. As a volunteer, whether you are accompanying a client to an important doctor’s appointment, coaching an individual on how to write a resume, or helping our staff in the office, you will be contributing to the successful integration of newcomers to Calgary. Some of the volunteer job positions include:
Cultural Translator, Cultural Interpreter, Employment Coach, Special Events Volunteer, Office Support Volunteer, Income Tax Volunteer, Children’s Programs Volunteer, Workshop Assistant

Youth Volunteer Program at ISC

Settlement ISC Volunteers

The Youth Volunteer Program (YVP) is an initiative designed by Immigrant Services Calgary to assist individuals aged 14-20, who are newcomers to Canada. YVP activities have, in the past, ranged from the preparation and serving of food to the homeless, to a community talent show designed, hosted and delivered by the youth in our program. This program offers immigrant youth a platform to utilize their talents, to volunteer in and around the city of Calgary.