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Position Number: 2560
Position Title: Community Connections Volunteer
Organization Name: Indus Community Services
Area(s) of Interest: Culture & Heritage, Education & Learning, Customer Service, Information & Referral Services, Settlement & Integration, Support Group Facilitation & Therapy, Volunteer Coordination, Youth Mentorship, Newcomer Support
Position Description: 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).
Goal of Position: INDUS Community Services (formerly known as 'India Rainbow Club of Peel') was founded in 1985 by concerned members of the Indo-Canadian community to meet the settlement and social service needs of newcomers from the Indian sub-continent. With our increasingly expanded mission, we provide educational, social, settlement, health and employment related services to help all new immigrants in the Peel region.

INDUS wishes to enable newcomer families or individuals to accomplish a successful transition into their new community. The role of 'Community Connecting Volunteer' is ideal for someone with a sound knowledge of newcomer settlement services and the local community.
Position Benefits: + 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
Training Details: Must complete all required volunteer orientation and training sessions.
Position Qualifications: ● 18 years of age or older
● 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
Time Commitment: Anytime
Duration: Medium Term (4 - 6 months)
Time Detail: Flexible work schedule (SEE 'Position Qualifications', above)
Start Date: 2019-07-08
End Date: 2020-07-08
Min Age: 18
Ideal for: Individual, Placement & Co-Op Students, Newcomers, Older Adults
Location: Head Office - Programs & Services: 3038 Hurontario Street, Suite 206, Mississauga, ON, Canada
Geographical Area(s): Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon, Online
Police Check: Yes
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible washroom, Unknown, Fully Accessible Workplace
How to Apply
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How to Contact
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Social Media
Website: http://induscs.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IndusCommunityServices/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Indus_Helps
Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/402482/

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