Community Connections Volunteers

(New Canadians Centre, Peterborough Branch)

Position ID: V-PET0240 Last Modified: 30 Sep 2016 Last Full Update: 02 Mar 2015
Opportunity Details
ContactAnne Elliott, Community Coordinator, New Canadians Centre Peterborough; Phone: 705-743-0882; Fax: 705-743-6219; Email:
Duties*Assist with organizing and running social events to welcome newcomers to Canada and to enable them to meet other newcomers and members of the local community. 
* Help newcomers to improve their English language skills and integrate into life in Canada.  
* Lead or assist with visits to introduce newcomers to local places of interest including museums, parks, the library and the hospital. 
*Assist with activities designed to introduce newcomers to Canadian life and culture.
More Info
BenefitsOpportunity to: 
*Connect with newcomers from many different countries and cultures. 
*Share knowledge and enthusiasm for the local area and Canada. 
*Gain experience in event organization.
ClientsNewcomers to Canada
Ages17 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDYes
Areas of InterestEducation Support (Tutoring / Instruction) ; Translation / Languages / Interpretation
Skills/ExperienceInterest in other cultures and people. Interest in sharing knowledge. Sensitivity and empathy for others. Familiarity with the community and some of its resources. Other language skills an asset.
Minimum Hours2 / Week
Dates and TimesActivities often take place in the evenings or at weekends.
LocationVaries - primarily in City of Peterborough
Number of PositionsCobourg: 1 individual(s) ; Kawartha Lakes ; Peterborough: 1 individual(s) ; Peterborough (County of): 1 individual(s) 
3 individual(s) needed in total.
Police CheckRequired
Liability InsuranceNot Available
Start DateOn or after 24 Feb 2015
Agency Details
Organization NameNew Canadians Centre, Peterborough Branch
Office Phone705-743-0882
Address & Map
221 Romaine St
Peterborough, ON K9J 2C3