Next Stop Canada Youth Mentor - Virtual

Organization Details
Organization Name: YMCA of Greater Toronto
Address: Toronto ON
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: 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. This position is entirely online.

Major Duties May Include:

%u2022 Mentoring and chatting with pre-arrival youth to help them with their settlement needs.
%u2022 Sharing immigration experience and providing practical settlement tips to pre-arrival youth.
%u2022 Working with other NSCY mentors to develop NSCY online content (blogs, vlogs).
%u2022 Attending monthly online meetings to further develop skills and provide input for NSCY.
%u2022 Assisting with meetings including facilitating discussions, and helping with virtual activity set-up.
%u2022 Completing mentor training.

Time Commitment:

%u2022 Six months commitment which includes monthly online meetings, mentoring one hour per week and may include additional projects which can be completed virtually.
Skills Required: Qualifications:

Must be between the ages of 14 - 24.
Successful applicants to this role will need to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a valid medical or other Human Rights Code-related exemption.
Strong organizational skills.
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 communication and team work skills.
Experience working with newcomers or have life experience as a newcomer is an asset.
Ability to communicate in a second language is an asset. We are particularly looking for Arabic, Farsi, Tagalog, and French speakers. 
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Benefits:

Make a difference in your community by ensuring overseas newcomer youth have a positive transition into Canadian society while earning volunteer hours.
Learn about diversity at the YMCA and meet new people from all walks of life.
Be a part of the YMCA team and promote the YMCA Mission, Vision and Values.
Build new skills and learning strategies through facilitated training.
Age: 17 and under, 18-30
Time Commitment: Daytime, Evening, Weekend
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
Speaks French
Speaks another language: Arabic, Farsi, Tagalog, and more
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
How to Apply: Email:
Closing Date: Oct 30, 2022
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