Each new individual or family coming to MCRS has a unique story that includes experiences causing them to run from their homeland to seek refuge in Canada. Our volunteers are important and valued members of our team that works hard to make the next chapter of our clients’ stories a fulfillment of hope.
Download our volunteer application HERE.
Member of Board of Directors: We are seeking volunteers to serve on our Board of Directors for a two-year period. The Board Member helps to define the vision and mission of the organization, formulate and oversee the policies and procedures by which MCRS does its work, and assure that we work within these parameters and those defined by all relevant statutes.
This is a great opportunity to exercise leadership skills, strategic decision-making processes, and network with people who have the same passion for refugee claimants and their needs in a positive team-oriented environment.
Learn more about the opportunity by following this link: Board of Directors posting_08092018
Office Support and Reception: First impressions create lasting impressions! We are looking for volunteers who understand how important it is to provide a warm and responsive welcome! The MCRS office is the main hub where our clients receive help. Answering phones, welcoming clients, performing basic office tasks, and supporting our staff encompasses a valuable team role that enables us to meet the needs of refugee claimants and their families on a daily basis.
Times: 9:00am-12:30 pm or 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday
Community-Building Activities: MCRS hosts a summer picnic and a Christmas celebration for our clients who quickly become so much more to us! We depend on volunteers to help carry out each event in partnership with some of our local churches who help with providing food.
Times: July/August and November/December
Networking: We are looking for ways to engage our clients as volunteers in the community to help them get connected, practice speaking English, and use their passions and skills to strengthen our community!
Translation/ Interpretation: Being in a new country with a new language is very difficult. If you speak a language other than English you can help to provide essential translation and interpretation, both in the office and at important meetings. Key languages needed: Spanish, Arabic, Turkish, Persian (Iranian), Tigriniya, French.
Times: various scheduled and on-call opportunities.
Grant Writing: As a totally donor-funded organization, we work hard to raise funds through various means. Grants can provide significant funding for our day-to-day operations as well as special initiatives. We are looking for people who would love to research and write grants that will provide some of the funds MCRS needs.
Times: various; can be done from home!
Event Support: We run 3-4 fundraising events each year. These events are essential in raising the financial resources MCRS needs to do our work. They are also designed to grow awareness in the community of the journey and needs of refugee claimants! We are looking for volunteers who can bring energy, creativeness and passion to these events, working with other volunteers and partners for success!
Times: various; approximately 5-8 hours per week.
Communications Support: Help keep our website and social media platforms up to date! We want all of our stakeholders to have the latest breaking news and information that will enable them to respond in good time to the things that matter to them!
Times: various; approximately 3-5 hours per week. Can be done mostly from home!