Give Back

There are many ways to get involved and give back to your community through Immigrant Services Calgary. Join us at an upcoming event or workshop, volunteer your time through one of our programs, and donate to support our work. Take action for your community in the ways that work for you.


Donate

Change the lives of newcomers in our community by donating to Immigrant Services Calgary.


Volunteer

Gain valuable experience and support your community by volunteering your time.


Workshops & Events

Join us at an upcoming event or workshop to learn a new skill, gain information, and meet new people.


Research

Request information or involvement for your newcomer-based research project.

Immigrant Services Calgary is a registered, charitable organization, charitable number 11882 3640 RR0001. Eligible donations over $25 receive a tax-deductible receipt by email. If you need to change or update your monthly donation, or have any questions, please email us or call 403-265-1120.

You can donate your vehicle to Immigrant Services Calgary. Learn more here.

Volunteer

When you volunteer with Immigrant Services Calgary, you can create impact in your community, connect with newcomers, and join a volunteer team of over 1,600 individuals. Volunteering also offers valuable Canadian experience and powerful networking opportunities and connections, supporting you in your journey to find meaningful employment. If you have any questions about volunteering with Immigrant Services Calgary, please email our team.

Meet a few of our volunteers

Upcoming events, success stories, and Every month, we profile one of our outstanding volunteers and share their incredible stories. Learn how others are giving back to their community.

  • Angela is an educator, counselor, and career coach with 16 years of experience working in residential settings and educational institutions. Initially a volunteer in Immigrant Services Calgary's (ISC) tutor program for elementary school children, Angela subsequently started volunteering as a career coach with newcomer clients. As a volunteer career coach, she always finds the time […]

  • Originally from Nepal, Tost first arrived in Canada in 2014. During a visit to Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) for his English test, he felt inspired by the ISC team and our work in assisting and empowering immigrants and refugees. This led him to apply to volunteer at ISC, and he has completed over 650 volunteer […]

I would like to share with you that I got a new work now as HR Administrator and I would like to thank you for the opportunity to volunteer as a workshop facilitator. I really believe the opportunity helped me to get back to my career; it helped me to restore my confidence and my soft skills. I also believe it gave me that Canadian professional experience that's been challenging me to get back to my career.

Learn more about volunteering in Canada

While we value every application and interest in volunteering, due to the high number of applications, we are pausing accepting new applications at this time. To keep updated about new opportunities, please sign up for our newsletter.


Volunteer FAQ

If you have any questions about volunteering with Immigrant Services Calgary, please email our team.

Each volunteer position has its own, specific requirements, which will be outlined in detail for you before you take on the position.

All volunteer positions with Immigrant Services Calgary require that you:

  • Sign our Volunteer Responsibility and Confidentiality Agreement
  • Complete a Calgary Police Information Check
  • Attend mandatory volunteer orientation training
  • Respect Immigrant Services Calgary’s confidentiality agreement
  • Provide references
  • Are proficient in English

Some positions may also require that you:

  • Complete an Intervention Record Check

Immigrant Services Calgary volunteers support newcomers in a variety of roles, including as interpreters, translators, community outreach aides, tutors, seniors volunteers, employment coaches, and youth mentors.

While we value your interest in volunteering with Immigrant Services Calgary, due to a high number of applications, we paused new volunteer applications at this time. If you’re interested in learning more, you can email our team. Learn more about volunteering in Canada at volunteer.ca.

Permanent residents, Convention Refugees, Canadian citizens, international students, and work permit holders are able to join our volunteer team.

Volunteers must be over 18 and reside in Calgary.


Upcoming events & workshops

We offer workshops and events throughout the year to connect newcomers and share important information to help you settle into your new community. Take a look at upcoming sessions and we hope to see you there.


Research

As we drive innovation to transform the newcomer experience in our community, we welcome partners from across Canada to apply to conduct research with Immigrant Services Calgary. This can range from accessing our existing data to conducting new research with newcomers we support. Research helps foster improvements to community planning projects, urban development and planning, and improvements to service delivery for immigrants and refugees. We’re excited to support and drive work that connects newcomers with their communities.

Through our work, Immigrant Services Calgary has extensive data and experience in the needs and processes newcomers experience in Alberta. And we know research is a vital part of innovation. Researchers may request data or access to clients to conduct research, planning, policy development, or quality improvement projects.

Due to the volume of requests and the resources required to participate in these projects, Immigrant Services Calgary is not able to accept all requests. However, we accept and support research work in this space whenever and wherever possible.