Volunteering is a great way to get involved with the newcomer community. We have a few different volunteer positions.
All volunteers must be very open and willing to work with all cultures, have a clean criminal record and provide two references. They must also be 18 years and over and be able to function unsupervised.
If you can speak more than one language and would like to be on our Interpreter list to help someone in an emergency situation then this is for you.
English / French as an Additional Language Tutor
Tutoring assists newcomers to the North Bay community, who are non-native speakers of English/French by providing small group or individual tutoring. The aim is to help newcomers whose first language is not English/French with basic - intermediate English/French literacy skills. (Assist with reading, spelling and proper pronunciation. Keep clients motivated and focused. Assess individual needs and choose exercises accordingly. Ensure the material being used is suited to the ability of the clients. Initiate and stimulate conversation during each session. Help the newcomers enhance fluency and confidence through conversation.)
Experience teaching or tutoring is required.
Front Desk Reception
In this position you will gain new knowledge and appreciation for the newcomer experience, languages and cultures. While at the front desk you will greet and welcome all visitors to the Multicultural Centre. This is a flexible position that works around your availability.