Next Stop Canada- Youth Mentor (Online)

Organization Details
Organization Name: YMCA of Greater Toronto
Address: Toronto ON
Website: https://ymcagta.org/
Organizational Description: About the YMCA of Greater Toronto:

The YMCA of Greater Toronto is a dynamic charity offering opportunities for personal growth, community involvement and leadership. Our 2010-2020 strategic plan Strong Start Great Future calls upon our Association to invest in young people across their life stages to deliver on our vision of ensuring our communities will be home to the healthiest children, teens and young adults. This community health strategy includes a significant role for adults and older adults.

Mirroring the region's diversity, the YMCA offers a variety of programs responding to the needs of the community, including employment and essential skills, education, newcomer programs, youth outreach and intervention, fitness, sports and aquatics, international programs, child care and camps.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: Program Description: Next Stop Canada Youth (NSCY) is a program that provides online settlement support, learning opportunities, and mentorship to pre-arrival youth ages 12 to 19 who are destined for Canada. This online program helps overseas youth prepare for immigration by providing them with the information, knowledge, and resources needed to quickly adapt and integrate into Canadian society.Mentoring and chatting with pre-arrival youth to help them with their settlement needs.

Major Duties May Include:

·Sharing immigration experience and providing practical settlement tips to pre-arrival youth.

·Working with other NSCY mentors to develop NSCY online content (blogs, vlogs).

·Assisting with creation of monthly newsletter and knowledge articles.

·Attending two mentor meetings per month to further develop skills and provide input for NSCY.

·Attending two live-chat sessions per month to engage with pre-arrival youth on the platform.

·Assisting with meetings including facilitating discussions, helping with activity set-up, and post-activity clean up (if needed).

·Completing mentor training.
Skills Required: Ages range 14 - 24.

· Volunteers ages 18 and above will need to provide a Vulnerable Sector Screening from their local police service before their first day of volunteering and every three years on the anniversary of their first day of volunteering.

·Must have experience working with newcomers or have life experience as a newcomer.

·Experience and sensitivity dealing with people from different cultural, racial and socio-economic backgrounds.

·Demonstrate good technological experience and usage of social media tools (i.e. Facebook, Twitter)

·Responsible, punctual, outgoing and friendly while demonstrating a willingness to learn.

·Must demonstrate strong leadership and teamwork skills.

·Only qualified candidates will be invited for an online interview.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Make a difference in your community by ensuring overseas newcomer youth have a positive transition into Canadian society while earning volunteer hours.

Be a part of the YMCA team and promote the YMCA Mission, Vision and Values.

%uF0B7 Build new skills and learning strategies through facilitated training.
Age: 17 and under
Time Commitment: Daytime
Six months commitment which includes one online meeting, one hour per week for live-chat sessions and may include additional projects which can be completed virtually.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Are fulfilling volunteer hours for credit
Are supported
Speaks French
Uses a wheelchair
Speaks another language: Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese, Farsi, Portuguese, Tagalog, Hindi, Russian, and any other
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Certificate of recognition
Supervision
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Email: prearrivalnsc@gmail.com
Closing Date: Aug 22, 2020
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