Location:
Chilliwack Family YMCA
Status:
accepting
Type of Position:
Volunteer
Placement Date:
Immediate

YMCA Immigrant Services programs help newcomers integrate and help long-term residents connect to new immigrants - these programs and activities are funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.  Social and Educational Events (SEE) are fun monthly activities and events 3-5 hours in length for newcomers and their families, combining recreation, social connections, intercultural and intergenerational exchange and information on life in Canada. These include cultural celebrations such as Lunar New Year, recreational activities such as Father’s Day picnics, guided hikes and yoga classes, and special interest workshops and dialogues such as Parenting in Canada or Community Gardening.

The SEE Committee volunteers will assist with all aspects of planning and implementing the monthly events and activities including logistics and coordination, seeking community in-kind support, participant reception and registration, kitchen help, ESL facilitation and event set up and clean up. Volunteers are required to attend each monthly event and participate in monthly SEE Committee meetings. Monthly events are usually held on weekends and occasionally on weeknights.

Requirements

  • Strong command of the English language and knowledge of Canadian culture
  • Good interpersonal and intercultural communication skills
  • Previous cross-cultural experience or a strong interest in learning about other cultures
  • Reliable and able to commit to a minimum of 6 months
  • Able to attend facilitator training and orientation session (date and time TBD)

Competencies

Demonstrate the YMCA core values:

  • Do the right thing
  • Put people first
  • Lead by example
  • Keep our promises

Our Commitment to the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults

The YMCA is committed to the protection of children in our care and vulnerable adults participating in our programs.  To ensure this commitment is upheld, all volunteers will need to provide:

  • A current and satisfactory Criminal Reference Check/Vulnerable Sector Search issued no later than six (6) months preceding your start date
  • Three references  (two of these should be professional references)

Contact

Liz Migic
604-316-3576
liz.migic@gv.ymca.ca

 

Application Deadline

On-going