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Volunteer with EMcn

Thank you for considering the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers as a place to volunteer your talents! EMCN’s nearly 100 volunteers are the backbone of EMCN, helping newcomers build their new lives in Edmonton.

While our volunteers come from diverse walks of life, they share their passion for community and desire to make a meaningful difference and make lasting friendships from around the world. Join our team of exceptional volunteers today!

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What We Can Offer You

In addition to gaining a sense of camaraderie among some really great like-minded volunteers, the benefits of volunteering with EMCN include:

  • Helping newcomers learn English 
  • Making new friends
  • Meeting people from other cultures
  • Learning new skills 
  • Gaining valuable work experience
  • Building a welcoming, multicultural Edmonton
  • Making a difference in your community

What We Expect from You

At EMCN, we do our best to vet some of Edmonton’s finest and most caring people. We expect our volunteers to conduct themselves with respect and professionalism. That means:

  • We treat all clients, staff, and volunteers with respect
  • Volunteers will commit to at least 3 months at a time, as most of our programs require time to build trust with clients.
  • Volunteers will also be willing to be present, participate fully, and take direction
  • Communicate and work well with the team.

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Current Volunteer Opportunities

If you are a newcomer, and would like to learn more about volunteering in general and how to look for volunteer opportunities, please register here or request a volunteer info session at volunteer@emcn.ab.ca  

Conversation Circle Leader

Conversation Circle is a project where we engage newcomer seniors virtually to help them to make connection through an EAL environment. For the Conversation

Homework Club Tutor (SKY Club)

Sky Club Volunteers meet with groups of children and teenagers on Saturday, provide academic support, and lead sports and creative activities. You don’t need

Donation Sorter / Helper

EMCN set up the Don Baergen’s Donation Centre at the 11713 82 Street at the end of 2021 to support newly arrived newcomer and