Next Stop Canada Virtual Mentor

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Posted Date: April 05, 2022

Time CommitmentSix month commitment preferred. Flexible hours for approximately four hours a month.
Minimum Age23
Location(s)This is a virtual role.

Program Description

Next Stop Canada (NSC) is an online portal that provides online settlement support, learning opportunities, and mentorship to youth and adults who are destined for Canada. This online program helps individuals overseas prepare for immigration to Canada by providing them with the information, knowledge, and resources needed to quickly adapt and integrate into Canadian society. The Mentor Forum allows pre-arrival immigrants to virtually connect with professionals in Canada who are currently working in their desired field.

Major Duties

Under the direct supervision of YMCA staff, volunteers:

  • Answer questions from pre-arrival immigrants and recommend resources to help them with their career and settlement needs.
  • Respond to questions within one week.
  • Share immigration experiences and provide practical settlement tips to pre-arrival professionals.

Qualifications

  • Minimum age: 23
  • Successful applicants to this role will need to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a valid medical or other Human Rights Code-related exemption.
  • Life experience as a newcomer is a significant asset
  • Post-secondary education and currently employed in specialized career industry (example: engineering, nursing, teaching, etc.)
  • Volunteers must be certified in their career field if industry standards require it.
  • Experience and sensitivity dealing with people from different cultural, racial and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Demonstrate some technological experience and usage of social media tools (i.e. Facebook, Twitter
  • Responsible, reliable and friendly while demonstrating a willingness to learn.
  • Only qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.

Benefits

  • Make a difference in your community by ensuring newcomers have a positive transition into Canadian society.
  • Expand your network.
  • Learn about diversity at the YMCA and meet new people from all walks of life.
  • Be a part of the YMCA team and promote the YMCA Mission, Vision and Values.

How to apply

Complete the online volunteer application. You will need to provide the position title and location information of this position during step 3 of the application.

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Why Volunteer for the Y?

The YMCA of Greater Toronto aspires to be a great place to volunteer that is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, where different backgrounds, experiences, and identities are appreciated and celebrated. Guided by our shared values — kindness, well-being, integrity, inclusiveness, respect, and optimism — the YMCA provides thousands of volunteers with meaningful positions and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of individuals and the health of our communities. We recognize the contributions of our staff through innovative practices, great benefits, and growth opportunities.

Our Commitments

The YMCA of Greater Toronto values the diversity of people and communities and is committed to excellence and inclusion in our Association.

We are committed to an environment that is barrier free. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please inform us in advance to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation.

About YMCA of Greater Toronto

The YMCA of Greater Toronto is a charity that ignites the potential in people, helping them grow, lead, and give back to their communities. As outlined in our 2020–2025 strategic plan, Ignite the Light, we are focused on boosting well-being and promoting equity across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). In the future we see for our region, everyone will have opportunities to shine their brightest.

 

Mirroring the diversity we’re privileged to have in the GTA, our YMCA offers a variety of programs responding to the needs of our communities. For 170 years, the YMCA of Greater Toronto has provided opportunities for people to shine through a variety of programs and services including health and fitness, licensed child care, camps, employment and immigrant services, education and training, and services for youth, families, and seniors. When you donate to the YMCA of Greater Toronto, you help ensure more people get access to these vital programs that help them connect, grow, and reach their full potential.