Volunteer Opportunities

volunteer handsIf you are interested

in a volunteer position with Kamloops Immigrant Services, please

stop by the office and inquire about volunteering at the reception

desk. We are here to answer any questions or concerns that you

may have with the completion of the documents.

 

The application will take you through routine questions, that include:app-form (sm)

– Availability/Commitment Level
– Skills you can share
– What interests you in being a volunteer with KIS
– What type of volunteering position you would like to take on

Documents that you will have to read through and sign include:

– Confidentiality Agreement
– Conflict of Interest
– Volunteer Code of Ethics
– Acknowledgement of Member Responsibility, Express Assumption of Risk and Release of Liability
– Criminal Record check (cost covered by Kamloops Immigrant Services)

Once the Volunteer Application Package and criminal record check has been completed you are now a KIS VOLUNTEER!

We could not have a successful agency without all of our dedicated volunteers and we thank you for volunteering your time to KIS.

TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETATION

Support newcomers while using your communication and language skills! We coordinate an Interpretation and Translation Service, provided through a network of volunteers and professionals, so that documents can be translated and notarized in different languages.

Translator
Translators are needed in many different languages on an on-call basis. Share your knowledge of Arabic, Cantonese, Croatian, Danish, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Korean, Japanese, Mandarin, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Ukrainian, Taiwanese, Vietnamese…and more.

SETTLEMENT & INTEGRATION

Support newcomers’ involvement in our community! KIS’ Settlement and Integration program is designed to assist individuals and families in meeting the many new challenges they face when adapting to our culture. Become a youth activity leader, homework tutor or assist in helping newcomers finding employment!

Cultural Bridging Buddy (Mentoring)
Help make people feel good about their life in Canada! Be matched with a newcomer based on things you have in common. Meet with them once a week and support them as they adjust to their new life by being their friend. We are always looking for new buddies.

Kids Summer Fun Program 2017
Volunteers needed! Six Wednesdays from 1:00 – 4:00 starting July 19th and ending August 23rd. Join the fun with activities such as tie-dye, museum exploration, swimming, baking, science exploration, and the water park! Contact Elizabeth, Community Connections Coordinator for more information.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE SERVICES FOR ADULTS (ELSA)

Gain ESL teaching experience as an ESL Class Assistant! ESL classes are offered in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. The curriculum encompasses conversation, life skills in Canada, basic law and health issues, field trips and social gatherings. Beginner and intermediate ESL classes are taught Monday through Thursday, during the day.

ESL Class Assistant
Help assist the teacher with a multicultural, multi level classroom of students. Work one-on-one or withsmall group – Monday-Thursday.

ESL Tutoring

Gain experience as a tutor while assisting immigrants to improve their English skills and learn more about Canada by establishing a link with a volunteer within the community! Volunteers are placed according to their previous experience and interest in learners who are unable to attend regular ESL classes or who have special learning needs.  Assist newcomers with improving their English language skills in an informal environment, working on a one-on-one basis with individuals with diverse language skills levels.

CHILDMINDING

Gain experience working with children! We welcome responsible adults, certified ECE Assistants and / or individuals with or working towards an Early Childhood Education (ECE) qualification. You will gain experience working with children under the guidance of an Early Childhood Educator. We are looking for an individual who is committed to support children to achieve their development goals.

2 thoughts on “Volunteer Opportunities

  1. Sidney
    Sidney / October 14, 2015 at 3:13 am

    Hi, I am very interested in Volunteering for this program where can I find a application?

    • Diversity
      Diversity / October 14, 2015 at 4:28 pm

      Hi there, thanks for your message. To apply to be a volunteer at KIS, you need to come to our office at 448 Tranquille Rd. in Kamloops. The person you need to speak to about this is our Community Connections Coordinator. She’s very nice, and she will talk to you about what kind of volunteer work there is to do right now, and how your skills might best be applied. There is a bit of paperwork to fill out, and we are open Monday ~ Friday, 8:30 am ~ 4:30 pm. Making an appointment is not strictly necessary, but it’s a good idea to phone first – (778) 470-6101. That way you can make sure that our coordinator is available when you arrive. We look forward to meeting you.

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