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Volunteer with EMcn

Thank you for considering the Edmonton Newcomer Centre as a place to volunteer your talents! 

We have more than 100 volunteers who are the backbone of the Newcomer Centre, and together, we support newcomers to not only build their new lives in Edmonton but thrive here.

While our volunteers come from diverse walks of life, they share their passion for community and desire to make a meaningful difference and make lasting friendships from around the world. 

Join our team of exceptional volunteers today!

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What We Can Offer You

In addition to gaining a sense of camaraderie among some really great like-minded volunteers, the benefits of volunteering with the Newcomer Centre include:

  • Helping newcomers learn English 
  • Making new friends
  • Meeting people from other cultures
  • Learning new skills 
  • Gaining valuable work experience
  • Building a welcoming, multicultural Edmonton
  • Making a difference in your community

What We Expect from You

At the Newcomer Centre, we do our best to vet some of Edmonton’s finest and most caring people. We expect our volunteers to conduct themselves with respect and professionalism, which means:

  • We treat all clients, staff, and volunteers with respect.
  • Volunteers will commit to at least 3 months at a time, as most of our programs require time to build trust with clients.
  • Volunteers will also be willing to be present, participate fully, and take direction.
  • Volunteers will communicate and work well with the team.

Volunteers should also

  • Be in harmony with the Newcomer Centre Vision, Mission & Values, Confidentiality Statement and Privacy Policy, as well as our Code of Ethics for Volunteers
  • Provide the names and contact details of 2 references
  • Complete a Police Information Check (PIC) that includes a Vulnerable Sector Search

Current Volunteer Opportunities

If you would like to learn more about volunteering with us  and how to look for volunteer opportunities, please register here or request a volunteer info session at volunteer@newcomercentre.com

Event Volunteer

Volunteers in this role will be added to the Events Volunteer List. When a volunteer opportunity arises, we will send out an email to