Labour Market Volunteer Placement for Newcomers

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Position description: 

- This is a volunteer placement program that serves Permanent Residents (PR) and Naturalized Canadian Citizens in the Metro-Vancouver area
- Participants who volunteer in this program may gain practical Canadian work experience in one of the following work settings:
* child care program (serving 5-12 yo)
* fast food restaurant
* front desk reception
* medical office reception
* pharmacy
* pre-school (serving 3-5 yo)
* senior programs
* small offices admin.
- Your placement destination depends on a number of factors: past professional experience, skills, interests and whether you passed the screening interviews.

Deliverables/Duties: 

- Customer service
- Admin (data entry, filing, and prepare documents on computer.)
- Assist teachers to deliver pre-school sessions
- Working with seniors
- Maintaining a clean work space
Note: duties varies, subjected to need of the work environment

Qualifications: 

- Permanent Residents or Naturalized Canadian Citizen (Basic eligibility)
- Youth / Adults / Older Adults intended to obtain work experience for employment purpose in Canada
- Willing to travel to work in businesses located in South Vancouver area (North to 41st Ave, South to Fraser River, East to Boundary Road and West to Granville St)
- Intermediate English language proficiency
- Have relevant experience or background in home country an asset

Role is suitable for: 
Adult
English as a second language (ESL)
Additional Information: 

- Orientation and Training (topics: "volunteerism" and "conflicts at work")
- Support by staff
- Job references from employer

How to apply: 
Email Eric (eric@southvan.org): (1) confirm that you whether you are a Permanent Resident or Naturalized Canadian Citizen in the email; (2) attach your resume, including your phone number (with area code 604, 778 or 236) in the resume; (3) next: you will be invited to attend the next program information session, which is held on a monthly basis.
Contact person: 
Eric Lau - Mulicultural Settlement and Labour Market Program Worker
Contact phone: 
604-324-6212
Contact e-mail: 
Volunteer Centre: 
Mission:
We are a volunteer driven, community service agency Our mission is to make neighbourhoods better places to live. Our goal is to enable people to enhance their lives and strengthen their communities Our challenge is to work with communities to develop innovative programs and services that meet the changing needs of a diverse population.
Position type:
Skilled Role:
Yes
Number of volunteers required:
20
Position start/end date:
4 Jan 2018 to 30 Mar 2018
Time Committment:
100 Hours Total
Time of day:
Daytime, Weekdays
Work location:
South Vancouver Neighbourhood House
6470 Victoria Drive (interview location)
Vancouver, BC V5P 3X7