Volunteer Program

IRCOM provides many essential community services to its tenants and the surrounding neighbourhood through the help of our committed volunteers. The wide range of services provided at IRCOM helps to meet the needs of the newcomer population in Winnipeg in order for them to make a successful transition into their new home.  Our volunteers contribute to the success of IRCOM and extend our reach into the larger Winnipeg and Manitoba community. IRCOM would not be capable of undertaking the good work that we do without the support of our many dedicated volunteers.

Our volunteers come from many walks of life, offering a myriad of skills, knowledge and gifts to the newcomer community. Some of our volunteers live on-site at IRCOM or in the local neighbourhood, offering cross-cultural and linguistic expertise; while others are students, retired people or other active citizens from across the city, wanting to contribute.

Volunteer Opportunities:

IRCOM has positions for volunteers to assist with Adult Language Partners, Newcomer Literacy Initiative, and After School Program. We also still have some practicum opportunities available. Please click on the appropriate link below for details regarding specific volunteer opportunities.

We accept volunteers from ages 15 and older, and currently have a range of volunteers from high school all the way up to senior citizens.  Any volunteers under the age of 18 need to provide a signed note from a parent or guardian stating that they are able to volunteer with IRCOM.  All volunteers need to undergo a Criminal Record Check along with a Child Abuse Registry Check.  We require at least a six month commitment from our volunteers.

If you are interested in volunteering at IRCOM, please fill out our on-line volunteer application. If you require more information, please contact Vanessa Kornelsen by phone at 943-8765 Ext. 23 or by e-mail at vanessak@ircom.ca. Thank you for your interest.