Volunteering

Why Volunteer?

Volunteers are very important in our efforts to ensure the successful integration of newcomer immigrants and refugees. By sharing unique talents, passion, knowledge and time, volunteers make valuable contributions towards making newcomers feel at home.

Volunteering with my refugee family really opened my eyes to some of the hardships they had to endure… and learning how much I take for granted like being able to drive, go shopping, get groceries, etc. My overall experience as a volunteer with C.A.R.E. is an amazing one that I will cherish forever.”

Join our dedicated team of more than 400 volunteers and make a difference in the lives of newcomers to Canada and in your own life.

Approximately half of the people in Alberta spend time volunteering for a cause or organization they believe in. Volunteering provides an opportunity for people to grow as individuals and do their part to make our world a better place. Some of the benefits of being a volunteer at C.A.R.E. include:

  1. Make a difference: You will be able to see first-hand how your efforts help newcomers adjust to life in our community. It is an incredibly rewarding feeling to know that the time and energy you donate has an immediate and positive impact on someone else’s quality of life.
  2. Network: Meet new people or catch up with friends, all with the same shared passion. You never know who you will meet at one of our social activities or training seminars. Remember that 85-90% of all jobs in Canada are not listed on-line or in the newspaper. Your ability to find a rewarding career in a field of your choosing is greatly enhanced if you make connections with others. Those connections could serve you very well in the future.
  3. Learn: We provide workshops on how to relate to people from different cultures, public speaking, and practical training on translation and interpretation. All training is offered free of charge to all volunteers.
  4. Gain valuable work experience: Volunteering with C.A.R.E. is an excellent way to gain valuable experience for your resume, or start a new career. We have written letters of recommendation in the past for volunteers looking to get into educational programs or starting a new job.
  5. Feel good and have fun: C.A.R.E. organizes social events on a regular basis, providing clients and volunteers with extra opportunities to meet new people while learning something new about other cultures.

The variety of opportunities for volunteer involvement at C.A.R.E. will allow you to choose flexible or scheduled volunteer assignments.

 

For more information about volunteering, contact our Volunteer Coordinator by email at volunteer@care2centre.ca or
by phone 403-346-8818.