Volunteering for the Syrian Refugees

Family Connection Volunteer

Registered on-line: 15-02-16

The Family Connection Volunteer (FCV), as an extension of MAGMA programming, plays an important role in the resettlement of refugees to the Moncton area, helping to integrate new families to the community. The FCV will help new families learn new life skills, become familiar with the community and be an important link between the new families and other support organizations.

Time Commitment: Due to the nature of the resettlement program, flexibility with availability (days, weekends, evenings) is required. Initially, daily FCV contact with the assigned Syrian family will be required.

The majority of resettlement support will generally take place for a minimum of 4-6 weeks, followed by semi-weekly meetings with the family.

Responsibilities:
  • Provide orientation to apartment, community, new surroundings (schools, refugee health clinic, etc.)
  • Provide orientation to local transit system (bus passes provided)
  • Assist with the development of life skills:
    • basic household budgeting and use of money
    • grocery shopping, safe food storage
    • safety and use of emergency services, i.e., 811, 911
  • Assist families with the purchase of clothing, household items and furniture
  • Participate in organized social events
  • Identify any hazards within housing units and report back to FCV Coordinator
  • Continuously assess the integration of the Syrian family into the community and report back to the FCV Coordinator
Training and Support Provided:
  • Orientation to MAGMA and the FCV program
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder training
Qualifications:
  • This position requires a satisfactory
    • Canadian Criminal Record Reference Check
    • Vulnerable Sector Check
    • Social Development Check

Print the ‘Letter of Request for Records Check’ from the Volunteer Centre of Southeastern N.B. Inc.
(Download PDF
) It is also available at the Volunteer Center.

See the R.C.M.P. Criminal Records Check  Instructions

Please complete the Volunteer Application Form online.
Once your application is received you will be contacted more information.

Volunteer Interpreters

Registered on-line: 09-02-16

As you may be aware, very little of our new residents speak English or French and access to interpreters is key in their early settlement and integration. You will be a City of Moncton interpreter. Your role will be to support of MAGMA, Canadian Red Cross and City of Moncton activities.

  Some roles may include:
  • Apartments assessments
  • Special Events and training sessions
  • Family Connections Volunteer Support
Qualifications:
  • This position requires a satisfactory
    • Canadian Criminal Record Reference Check
    • Vulnerable Sector Check
    • Social Development Check

Print the ‘Letter of Request for Records Check’ from the Volunteer Centre of Southeastern N.B. Inc.
(Download PDF
) It is also available at the Volunteer Center.

See the R.C.M.P. Criminal Records Check  Instructions

Please complete the Volunteer Application Form online.
Once your application is received you will be contacted more information.

Helping Hands

Registered on-line: 09-02-17

Helping Hands – Volunteer Program Description

This program allows volunteers to pitch in as and when they can to help with one-off tasks. It is well-suited to those who don't always have the time for regular visits but are willing to help when they can, however they can. Some offer drives, while others don’t have a license but may be happy move furniture. That might be too much heavy lifting for some, but perhaps they can make some phone calls and get things organized. Whatever your abilities and free time we’ll have something right up your alley.

The tasks are extremely varied but may include:
  • Office administration such as paperwork, data entry and light clerical duties
  • Running errands to pick up and deliver items
  • Helping to facilitate setting up and tearing down for events and activities
  • Cleaning apartments to get them ready for new tenants
  • Loading and transporting furniture and household items
  • Driving clients to appointments and activities
Qualifications:
  • This position requires a satisfactory
    • Canadian Criminal Record Reference Check
    • Vulnerable Sector Check
    • Social Development Check

Print the ‘Letter of Request for Records Check’ from the Volunteer Centre of Southeastern N.B. Inc.
(Download PDF
) It is also available at the Volunteer Center.

See the R.C.M.P. Criminal Records Check  Instructions

Please complete the Volunteer Application Form online.
Once your application is received you will be contacted more information.

Volunteer Conversation Circle Facilitator

Inscription en ligne: 09-02-18

Reporting to: Le Centre d’accueil et d’accompagnement francophone des immigrants du Sud-Est du Nouveau-Brunswick

Job Summary: The Conversation Circle Volunteer Facilitator helps lead English conversation circles in for Newcomers to help them become familiar and comfortable with the English language. Paired in a group of two the facilitators work in collaboration to help deliver the program. Hours vary during the week, evenings or weekends based on availability of the volunteer.

Duties:
  • Engage and encourage participants to speak in English
  • Lead English conversational groups (prepare materials as needed)
  • Assist with set-up/clean-up of environment
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Knowledge and experience in teaching/instructing small groups preferred
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the issues, concerns and barriers facing newcomers
  • Must be willing and able to work with clients from diverse cultures and backgrounds
  • Team player and willing to work flexible schedule
  • Ability to mentor other volunteers
  • This position requires a satisfactory
    • Canadian Criminal Record Reference Check
    • Vulnerable Sector Check
    • Social Development Check

Print the ‘Letter of Request for Records Check’ from the Volunteer Centre of Southeastern N.B. Inc.
(Download PDF
) It is also available at the Volunteer Center.

See the R.C.M.P. Criminal Records Check  Instructions

Please complete the Volunteer Application Form online.
Once your application is received you will be contacted more information.

As Syrian Refugees are considered a vulnerable group, R.C.M.P, Criminal Records Check Form are required

R.C.M.P. Criminal Records Check  Instructions:

  1. Bring the ‘Letter of Request for Records Check’ assigned for each position you are applying for and present it (or them) at the R.C.M.P. Station (Main Street, Moncton)
  2. Medicare Card required.
  3. Photo identification required.
  4. Criminal Records Check Form is to be filled out at the RCMP.
  5. Upon completion, you may forward a scanned copy of your completed R.C.M.P. Criminal Records Check to the attention of Debbi LeBlanc, Volunteer Coordinator at mctnvol@nbnet.nb.ca  or  by dropping off the completed form to the Volunteer Centre of Southeastern N.B. Inc. reception at the Volunteer Centre located in the Community Peace Centre, 22 Church Street, Suite T290. (take the elevator to the second floor, reception is directly across from the elevator)
  6. Sign the attached Social Development Check Consent Form and e-mail to mctnvol@nbnet.nb.ca / fax to 853-7856 or drop off at the Volunteer Centre. Download PDF
  7. If you have any questions regarding these instructions please contact Debbi LeBlanc, Volunteer Coordinator at: (506) 869-6905.