Volunteer for the Youth Program

NEWCOMER YOUTH AND THE CHALLENGE OF "FEELING AT HOME"

Some immigrants come voluntarily to Canada to reunite their families or to seek a better future. Others come involuntarily as refugees, forced to leave their home from war or persecution. Either way, immigrants' families are separated, their community ties cut, their social networks lost. A permanent move from one country to another is a stressful and life altering event. All newcomers begin to rebuild their life, and many succeed. But some, especially refugees, find it particularly challenging to adapt to their new community. Meeting new people and participating in the community makes it easier to "feel at home".


WHAT WOULD I DO AS A VOLUNTEER?

There are a number of youth programs that can use your help. The EAL Support Group is a group of students from Regina high schools, aged 13 to 18, who meet to get help with their homework from volunteer tutors. The Summer Leisure Youth Program needs volunteers to help facilitate sports throughout the summer months. Other activities happen throughout the year.


WHAT IS THE OBJECTIVE OF THE YOUTH PROGRAM?

The activities and services we provide to newcomer youth contribute to their self-confidence, their language skills and increase their ability to participate in Canadian society.  


WHY SHOULD I VOLUNTEER?

It's a great way to help newcomers to feel at home. You'll have a chance to learn about someone from a different culture and add an exciting, rewarding and meaningful experience to your resume.  


WHO CAN BE A VOLUNTEER IN THIS PROGRAM?

To be a volunteer, you need to be at least 18 years old, get a police record check from Regina Police Services at 1717 Osler Street, and a Child Abuse Registry Check from Social Services at 2045 Broad Street.  You will also be asked to provide references.


HOW CAN I REGISTER?
  • Go to the Regina Open Door Society at 4th Floor, 2220 12th Avenue and ask for the Youth Coordinator.
  • Phone the Regina Open Door Society at (306) 352-3500 and ask for the Youth Coordinator.
  • Email .


Click here to learn more about our Youth Program.