Volunteer Opportunities

Immigrant Services Calgary offers a variety of volunteer positions:

  • Interpreter
  • Translator
  • Employment coach
  • Community volunteer
  • Mentor
  • Children’s program volunteer
  • Income tax volunteer
  • Seniors program volunteer
  • Office and workshop support volunteer
  • Youth volunteer
  • Board member

Currently, Immigrant Services Calgary is recruiting for the following positions:

  • Interpreters and translators who are native speakers or demonstrate fluency in the following languages:

Interpreters:  Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Cantonese, Dari, Dinka, Farsi, French, German, Italian, Khmer, Korean, Nuer, Somali, Tigrinya, Vietnamese.

Translators: Amharic, Bengali, Chinese, Czech, Dari, Dinka, Farsi, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Malay, Nepali, Nuer, Polish, Portuguese, Serbian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Tigrinya, Ukrainian, Vietnamese.

Interpreter: Provides verbal interpretation services in various settings such as medical, legal, social, educational, and others.

Translator: Provides written translation of documents that accurately  reflects the meaning of the source text.

  • Mentor: Provides support, advice, and encouragement to internationally educated professionals in their job search process.
  • Children’s Programs Volunteer: Assists ISC staff in facilitating children’s activities such as reading circles, crafts, playing, singing, dancing, and others. This role may also include helping with setting-up and cleaning-up, preparing healthy snacks, childminding, assisting with workshops and other tasks. 
  • Tutor: Provides tutoring in school subjects (i.e., English, math, science, social science, etc.) to immigrant/refugee learners (grades 1-12). Tutors help students build academic skills, develop better study habits, improve self-confidence, and achieve success in school and life.
  • Youth mentee (immigrant youth ages 14-20) - Supports community causes, projects, and initiatives through donating his/her time to local non-profit organizations. Learn more here.