Community Connections Volunteer Program
The Community Connections Volunteer Program (CCVP) connects newcomers with the community through networking and other activities that support cross-cultural awareness and informal language learning.
By matching singles or families with volunteers, newcomers receive welcome support during initial adjustment to their new life in Canada.
Opportunities are open for newcomers as well as new volunteers.
Am I eligible?
Permanent residents or live in caregivers who have lived in Canada for 3 years or less are eligible for matched support.
To volunteer you must be a Canadian Citizen or a Permanent Resident who has resided in Canada over two years.
All new volunteers are required to complete a screening and orientation process. To be matched with an individual or family you will be asked to:
Commit a minimum of 4 hours per month for six months
Demonstrate a level of confidence and comfort with people from diverse cultures
Share knowledge of the community resources available to the newcomer
Connect newcomers to employment-related networks and opportunities
Assist with newcomers’ social adaptation by connecting them with community organizations
Provide opportunities for cross-cultural engagement through individual group activities
Where is the service provided?
All services can be accessed at our office at 1107 2 Ave A North, Lethbridge. Some program activities may take place at other facilities/partner organizations.
How much will it cost?
All eligible newcomers are welcome to access this free service funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
How do I access this program?
Newcomers can register for the program by contacting Immigrant Services at 403-320-1589 ext. 3228 or 3244 or 3234
To become a volunteer, please complete a New Volunteer Application form and fax it to 403 317 7654 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A CCVP staff member will contact you to complete the application process and initiate your orientation.
Who do I contact for more info?
Please contact Community Connections Volunteer Program Manager at 403-320-1589 ext. 3228.
Or visit us at 1107 – 2 Ave. A North, Lethbridge
CCVP matches connect two or more people in order to initiate networking and mentoring activities.