There are countless benefits to volunteering. Volunteers are the backbone of DBNC’s work. Volunteers help us outreach into the community and change lives. There are also essential skills a volunteer develops during their tenure. Aside from being an opportunity to give back to your community, volunteering is a way to improve on your own social and work skills. You will improve your communication skills and meet some pretty amazing people. Volunteering is one of the most rewarding ways to improve your community. Get in touch with us today to learn more!

Corporate Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for a hands-on, engaging, impactful and fun volunteer opportunity? Why not host your own kit packing event and pack kits full of our most needed supplies. This is the perfect option for: school groups, corporate volunteers, faith-based organizations and groups of friends! This activity can be completely customized to whenever and wherever fits best for you. No budget? No problem! We can help you fundraise on our free platform that is completely customizable to fit your branding and voice.

To learn more, please fill out the inquiry form and let us know your preferred event date, location, group size and budget. Our team of experts will reach out within 24 hours to book a call and walk you through the process!

We promise to make it fun, easy and massively impactful.

DBNC Volunteer Job Opportunities

POSITION: Arabic or Ukrainian Language Support Tutor (2 Positions)

PROGRAM: Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS)

WORK HOURS: 2 Hours/Week

VOLUNTEER TERM: Minimum 1Year Commitment

DBNC is an accredited, non-profit organization providing support services to residents of Mississauga including newcomers to Canada, youth, seniors, and families. As a part of a progressive team, you will have the opportunity to make a positive difference in the communities we serve, in an environment of continuous learning with development opportunities.

VOLUNTEER POSITION SUMMARY:

As a Language Support Tutor, you will be responsible for supporting newcomer students in subjects such as Math and English.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teach Math and English to Arabic and Ukrainian-speaking students applying to School board Curriculums
  • Conducts classes in a respectful, culturally sensitive, and engaging manner and fosters self-directed learning
  • Work with individual students as well as small groups of students who need extra help
  • Maintain clear and accurate records of students’ attendance, prepare weekly/monthly reports
  • Conduct initial and ongoing assessments of Student’s needs and progress.
  • Provide feedback as well as continuously redesign the course depending on learners’ needs.
  • Maintain clear and accurate records of students’ attendance, keep records of students and prepare students’ report cards at the end of the semester.
  • Submit monthly reports.
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must speak Arabic or Ukrainian
  • Previous experience in teaching or tutoring all ages
  • Hard skills – Microsoft data entry and typing
  • Soft skills – communication, empathy, patient, calm, good listening skills, comfortable speaking with clients
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, demonstrated teamwork experience, and ability to establish and maintain working relationships with stakeholders
  • Advanced math skills
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to the multicultural communities
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • A clear, mandatory Vulnerable Sector Screening Police Reference Check will be required

Please submit a resume and cover letter with reference no 022-102 in the subject line by November 18, 2022 to

(Applications with the reference number will only be considered)

Human Resources Department
Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre
3650 Dixie Rd. Suite 103, Mississauga, ON L4Y 3V9

 

Email: [email protected]

DBNC thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised that successful incumbent(s) will be required to undergo a vulnerable sector screening as a part of the final step in the hiring process.

DBNC is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and DBNC Policies, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.

Personal information provided through the DBNC recruitment, selection, and onboarding process is necessary for the proper administration of this recruitment process for employment and volunteer positions with DBNC. Personal information is protected from disclosure pursuant to PIPEDA (Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act).

POSITION: COMMUNITY RESOURCE INTERN

PROGRAM: COMMUNITY CARE CLOSET – OUTREACH & DEVELOPMENT

REPORTS TO: COMMUNITY RESOURCE COORDINATOR

WORK HOURS: 15-21 Hours/Week

JOB TYPES: Part-time, Internship / Co-op

DURATION: ANTICIPATED START DATE MARCH 2023

DBNC is an accredited, non-profit organization providing support services to residents of Mississauga including newcomers to Canada, youth, seniors, and families. As a part of a progressive team, you will have the opportunity to make a positive difference in the communities we serve, in an environment of continuous learning with development opportunities.

The Community Care Closet (CCC) provides safe and dignified access to individuals and families struggling to receive basic necessities such as food, clothing and personal care products. You will be alleviating poverty in the Peel Region.

VOLUNTEER POSITION SUMMARY:

The Community Resource Intern will have an understanding of the effects (invisible) poverty has on individuals and families in the Peel Region and approaches every client with dignity and respect. They will also support CCC initiatives and outreach opportunities, create partnerships and build resources for the CCC. The agency is looking for an energetic individual to assist with the day-to-day operations of the Outreach and Development department.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with maintaining data collection (spreadsheets)
  • Responsible for keeping the Community Care Closet organized and clean
  • Assist with organizing and preparing orders for clients
  • Updating all inventory sheets
  • Manage responding to clients with empathy and respect via email and telephone in a timely manner
  • Share Community Care Closet procedures with Clients and Staff
  • Assist in planning activities within the Outreach and Development department in conjunction with the Team
  • Create documents, spreadsheets, and tracking devices as required
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Enrolled in Post-Secondary schooling
  • Ability to lift up to 20lbs
  • Relevant education in social services/non-profit is helpful
  • Excellent organizational skills along with strong communication abilities
  • Good knowledge of community-based work and ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of Windows, Word, PowerPoint, Microsoft Teams, and Excel
  • Must be very organized and detail-oriented; able to handle multiple tasks and changing priorities
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with employees and managers at all levels
  • Ability to treat people with diplomacy and tact and to maintain confidentiality
  • Maintain excellent customer service to internal and external contacts
  • Fluency in English is essential. Punctual, meticulous, and reliable
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Legally eligible to work in Canada
  • The successful candidate must have a valid Police Record Check

 

Please submit a resume & cover letter with Community Resource Intern in the subject line by February 20, 2023

Meagan Dogra, Community Resource Coordinator

Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre

3650 Dixie Rd. Suite 103, Mississauga, ON L4Y 3V9

Email: [email protected]

 

DBNC thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised that successful incumbent(s) will be required to undergo a vulnerable sector screening as a part of the final step in the hiring process.

DBNC is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and DBNC Policies, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.

Personal information provided through the DBNC recruitment, selection, and onboarding process is necessary for the proper administration of this recruitment process for employment and volunteer positions with DBNC. Personal information is protected from disclosure pursuant to PIPEDA (Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act).

PURPOSE: Create content for social media platforms

POSITION SUMMARY: DBNC is looking for a dynamic & detail – oriented volunteer candidate to take up the task of creating content for Social Media platforms with the EarlyOn team. This will consist of creating content for all social media platforms, taking and uploading video content on Youtube.

BENEFITS: Great work environment, unique opportunity to work independently as well as with a high quality team, excellent references for future career opportunities. Please note that this is not a paid opportunity and we are looking for volunteers only for this position.

REPORTS TO: EarlyOn team

SKILL SET: Reasonable experience in content creation with all social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter/X, LinkedIn, Youtube). Must have previous experience with designing on Canva. Proficiency in Office 365 & MS Office Suite.

COMMITMENT: 4 to 6 months (flexible)

TIME: 3 days a week – up to 20 hours (flexible)

LOCATION: Hybrid (WFH & DBNC main office)

Please send in a sample of your work or a brief portfolio along with your resume to:
Lilian Liang, Family Support and Outreach Worker

Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre

3650 Dixie Rd. Suite 103, Mississauga, ON L4Y 3V9

Email: [email protected]

DBNC thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised that successful incumbent(s) will be required to undergo a vulnerable sector screening as a part of the final step in the hiring process.

DBNC is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and DBNC Policies, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.

Personal information provided through the DBNC recruitment, selection, and onboarding process is necessary for the proper administration of this recruitment process for employment and volunteer positions with DBNC. Personal information is protected from disclosure pursuant to PIPEDA (Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act).

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I become a volunteer?

You can fill out the volunteer application form, submit it directly on this page. If we have an opening that fits your experience, we will be in touch!

What are my rights as a volunteer?

As a volunteer, understanding the rights and responsibilities of the volunteer is the key to successful volunteering. It is at the heart of what makes a good volunteer and a good volunteer experience. The list below is a short version of the most important rights and responsibilities of volunteers. They may seem like common sense, but they are often violated by those who do not consciously recognize their importance.

As a volunteer, you have the right to:

  • Feel that your efforts actually contribute to the organization’s objectives
  • Receive the necessary orientation, training, and supervision
  • Learn how to improve your skills in the work you are doing
  • Be treated with respect
  • Expect that your time will not be wasted by poor planning
  • Ask questions and give suggestions about the work you are doing
  • Be trusted with confidential information necessary to do your work
  • Be appreciated for the work you have done
  • Be given written proof or evaluation of your work, if you request it.

What are my responsibilites as a volunteer?

As a volunteer, you have a responsibility to:

  • Meet your time commitments or provide adequate notice so other arrangements can be made
  • Only accept responsibilities that you can reasonably handle
  • Perform the work assigned to the best of your ability
  • Follow organizational policies and procedures
  • Respect the confidences given to you
  • Be open-minded and respectful of others
  • Accept reasonable tasks without complaining
  • Feel that your efforts actually contribute to the organization’s objectives
  • Receive the necessary orientation, training, and supervision
  • Learn how to improve your skills in the work you are doing
  • Be treated with respect
  • Expect that your time will not be wasted by poor planning
  • Ask questions and give suggestions about the work you are doing
  • Be trusted with confidential information necessary to do your work
  • Be appreciated for the work you have done
  • Be given written proof or evaluation of your work, if you request it