Thinking of Volunteering?

Volunteers play a very important role in helping newcomers adjust to living in Medicine Hat and in Canada.

There are a variety of opportunities to become involved at SISA as a volunteer.

The videos below help to show our appreciation for the contributions by our many volunteers.
Marijana – Director of Saamis Immigration
Rokaya & Aide – Community Connections Coordinators

Requirement: Volunteers should be fluent in English and be prepared to work with people with language barrier. Must have good communication skills, be good listeners and genuinely like people. Volunteers must complete an application form with three references. Volunteers may also provide an up-to-date resume. Security Checks are required.

The following section will provide more details about how a volunteer might contribute:

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    Assist a family or an individual.
    Sharing vocational experience and knowledge as well as Canadian cultural education and awareness.

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    We have many groups and events, including:
    - Multicultural events
    - sports events
    - potlucks
    - educational and community-building inclusion events
    - skills group sessions
    - summer camps

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    Provide support in the LINC programming.
    Assist and encourage individual students understand teacher’s instruction.

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    Orientation of the city transit system.
    Tell people where to go and how to get there!

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    In-store shopping choices and payment.

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    SISA has a language bank of about 86 volunteers capable of interpreting / translating in about 50 different languages and dialects. The language bank has an ongoing recruitment of volunteers who speak English and other language(s).

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    If you are uncertain which area you would like to assist with, Saamis will be happy to assess your strengths and help you decide.

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    Please choose the area(s) of interest to you, enter your contact information, and click Submit.

    Mentor: Family/IndividualGroup LeaderLINC SupportBus BuddyShoppingLanguage Interpreters & TranslatorsUncertain

    Comments: (Optional)

    The volunteer application form can be found here