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Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (Canada Connects: Befriend a Refugee Family!)

Organization Name: Calgary Catholic Immigration Society
Opportunity Title: Canada Connects: Befriend a Refugee Family!
Category: Social and Community Service
Commitment: Less than 6 months
Start Date: July 1, 2023
End Date: December 31, 2023

Email: nvitale@ccisab.ca
Website: http://ccisab.ca
Details:
  • Background/police check required
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
  • Family-oriented volunteering
  • Training or orientation required
Opportunity Description:

Join “Canada Connects” – Our Refugee Befriending Program in Calgary, Alberta! Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of others? Are you looking for a meaningful way to contribute to your community? We have an exciting volunteering opportunity just for you! Introducing “Canada Connects,” our Refugee Befriending Program, a unique initiative aimed at fostering connections and support for refugee families settling in Calgary, Alberta. We believe that by offering friendship and guidance, we can make a lasting impact on their journey towards integration and a brighter future. As a volunteer, you will have the privilege of becoming a friend and mentor to a refugee family, providing them with the support and encouragement they need during their settlement process. By sharing your time, experiences, and skills, you can create a welcoming and inclusive environment that helps them feel at home in our vibrant community. 🤝 What You’ll Do as a Volunteer: Act as a friendly and compassionate mentor to a refugee family Offer practical assistance, such as orientation to the local area and access to community resources Help build English language skills through informal conversations and activities Encourage social connections by participating in community events together Share cultural experiences and celebrate diversity Provide emotional support and be a source of encouragement during challenging times 💡 What You’ll Gain as a Volunteer: The opportunity to make a tangible difference in someone’s life A deeper understanding of diverse cultures and experiences Meaningful connections within your community Personal growth through intercultural exchange and learning The satisfaction of helping a family create a sense of belonging 🌎 Together, We Can Make a Difference! 🌎 No previous experience is necessary; all you need is a compassionate heart, open-mindedness, and a commitment to making a positive impact. Training and ongoing support will be provided to ensure you feel confident and equipped in your role. Join us in shaping a more inclusive and welcoming community by becoming a volunteer in “Canada Connects,” our Community Befriending Program. Together, we can create lasting friendships and empower refugee families on their journey to a brighter future. To apply or learn more, please contact us at nvitale@ccisab.ca Let’s stand together, build bridges, and create a warm and supportive community for our refugee families in Calgary, Alberta! #VolunteerCalgary #CanadaConnects #CommunityBefriending #MakingADifference

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