Next Stop Canada Youth Mentor

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Posted Date: April 05, 2022

Time CommitmentSix months commitment which includes monthly online meetings, one hour per week for live-chat sessions and may include additional projects which can be completed virtually.
Minimum Age14-24
Location(s)Virtual volunteers provide volunteer support remotely.

Program Description

Next Stop Canada Youth (NSCY) is a program that provides online settlement support, learning opportunities, and mentorship to pre-arrival youth ages 12 to 19 who are destined for Canada. This online program helps overseas youth prepare for immigration by providing them with the information, knowledge, and resources needed to quickly adapt and integrate into Canadian society.

Major Duties

  • Mentoring and chatting with pre-arrival youth to help them with their settlement needs.
  • Sharing immigration experience and providing practical settlement tips to pre-arrival youth.
  • Working with other NSCY mentors to develop NSCY online content (blogs, vlogs).
  • Attending monthly online meetings to further develop skills and provide input for NSCY.
  • Attending two live-chat sessions per month to engage with pre-arrival youth on the platform.
  • Assisting with meetings including facilitating discussions, helping with activity set-up, and post-activity clean up (if needed).
  • Completing mentor training.

Qualifications

  • Age range 14 - 24.
  • 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.
  • Experience and sensitivity dealing with people from different cultural, racial and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Demonstrate good technological experience and usage of social media tools (i.e. Facebook, Twitter)
  • Responsible, punctual, outgoing and friendly while demonstrating a willingness to learn.
  • Must demonstrate strong communication and team work skills.
  • Experience working with newcomers or have life experience as a newcomer is an asset.

Benefits

  • Make a difference in your community by ensuring overseas newcomer youth have a positive transition into Canadian society while earning volunteer hours.
  • 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.
  • Build new skills and learning strategies through facilitated training.

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.