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Indus Community Services Head Office - Programs & Services: 3038 Hurontario Street, Suite 206, Mississauga, ON, Canada Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon, Virtual Wheelchair accessible washroom, Unknown, Fully Accessible Workplace Individual, Co-Op Placements, Newcomers, Older Adults
As an effective mentor, you will provide a newcomer with:
- Mentorship and guidance
- Ongoing support to help the newcomer (and family) get started in Canada
- Gaining an understanding of Canadian cultural norms, social etiquette, and more
- Learning new life skills
- Building a social network
- Learning about community resources and their effective use

PLEASE APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Those interested in exploring this opportunity, and who are volunteer 'clients' of Volunteer MBC, may 'click' the yellow box 'Apply Now!', below, to gain immediate, convenient access to INDUS Community Services' volunteer application form (ie. EITHER apply directly online or download form and email).
+ An opportunity to enhance your skills and talent in information and referral services
+ Build your resume and references, add to your personal (professional) 'network' (contacts)
+ Build your confidence and self-esteem
+ Add to your knowledge of the community where you live, plus how newcomers adapt to it
+ Personal satisfaction that your key volunteering role with have facilitated the early experiences of newcomers to Canada (and Peel region) and that of their families
● Have been in Canada for MORE THAN 2 YEARS
● Local knowledge of your community is a definite asset (eg. newcomer assistance services, government, community service organizations, transit, financial institutions, etc.)
● Commitment to 'diversity and inclusiveness'
● Solid oral/written English (volunteers may be 'matched' to a client who speaks the volunteer's native language)
● Able to accommodate a schedule that will have you connecting with your client 1-2 times per week for a minimum of 3-6 months (MONTHLY time commitment is a minimum of 6 to 8 hours)
● Ready to complete orientation and training suitable for the role
● Satisfactory 'Police Check' required
Must complete all required volunteer orientation and training sessions.
Culture & Heritage, Education & Learning, Customer Service, Information & Referral Services, Settlement & Integration, Support Group Facilitation & Therapy, Volunteer Coordination, Youth Mentorship, Newcomer Support
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