Current volunteer positions
Volunteer Meetup Coordinator
This volunteer will establish, organize, and implement twice monthly regular networking opportunities for mentees, mentors and interested individuals.
- Organize and implement networking Meetups in cooperation with ERIEC staff
- Market Meetups to mentors, mentees and other interested parties
- Maintain Meetup webpage
- Organize and schedule guest speaker for each Meetup
- Gather dues from participants
- Attend bi-monthly evening Meetups
- Gather evaluative information for program development/improvement
- Write and submit program assessment/recommendations
- Submit written content for The Wave blog, or ERIEC website
- Preference for clients who have participated in ERIEC programming
- Proficiency with MS Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook
- Comfort using online applications
- Good organizational skills and attention to detail
- Good customer service skills, including friendly interface with a diverse public
- Good listening and communication skills (CLB level 6+)
- Availability during office hours to meet or communicate with ERIEC staff
- Willingness to learn
- Willing to commit for 3–6 months
Please email email@example.com with a cover letter and resume if you are interested.
Are you looking for interesting professional development? Do you enjoy learning about other cultures? Would you like to enhance your skill in working with multicultural teams? Then being a volunteer mentor might be for you!
- Are established in their professions
- Have established professional networks and/or links to professional associations
- Have some knowledge of the current labour market in their field
- Are sensitive to employment issues for skilled immigrants
- Are available for up to 6 hours/month for 4 months – on average about 1.5 hours/week
Mentors and mentees are matched based on their educational and professional background as well as professional goals. ERIEC offers an orientation for mentees and mentors, including a handbook which details a “roadmap” for the mentoring relationship. ERIEC staff provide assistance and support in the development and maintenance of these relationships.
A mentor from Telus described her experience of the program this way:
Mentoring…helped me to better understand my own multicultural staff team and to appreciate the simple things that we take for granted. My modest investment of time has returned professional rewards for my mentee, myself and my company.
For more mentor stories, please check out http://eriec.ca/mentor-stories/!
Office volunteers are expected to perform general reception duties as follows:
- Answer, screen and forward telephone calls
- Assist with photocopying, faxing, printing and coiling/compiling documents
- Handle all aspects of front line service and provides information and assistance to visitors, direct visitors to appropriate people or services
- To support ERIEC’s daily office functioning
- Perform other duties as required
Join A Working Group
Employment Programs Working Group
The Employment Programs Working Group works to:
- engage employers in integrating immigrants into their labour force, and
- facilitate development of innovative labour market access programs that are sustainable and address labour market needs and immigrant skills.
Marketing & Communications Working Group
- This working group helps ensure business, government and stakeholders learn about ERIEC, its programs and resources and how they can best access the information they need to fill their labour needs with skilled internationally trained new residents.
Sustainable Funding Working Group
- This working group identifies future funding sources and opportunities for ERIEC, developing a strategic funding plan with less reliance on public sector funding.
Intergovernmental Relations Working Group
- This working group identifies systemic barriers in policy and procedures that prevent the integration of immigrants into the labour market, then works with government and legislative bodies to address the barriers.
If you are interested in volunteering for one of our working groups, please contact Doug Piquette at firstname.lastname@example.org or 780–497-8866.