Programs

IRCOM provides many essential community services to its tenants and the surrounding neighbourhood through the help of our committed volunteers.

Volunteer & Community Services Program

If you are interested in volunteering at IRCOM, please fill out our Application Form. Instructions for returning the application can be found at the top of the form.

If you are looking to complete a practicum for a university/college program or course, please read over our different program descriptions and then fill out our Application Form for Practicum Students.

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 in many different programs. Please view the position descriptions for more information on specific volunteer opportunities:

We accept volunteers from ages 15 and older, and currently have a range of volunteers from high school all the way to senior citizens.  All volunteers need to undergo a Criminal Record Check along with a Child Abuse Registry Check.  The time commitment required for each position is clearly stated in the position description.

If you are interested in volunteering at IRCOM, please fill out our Application Form. Instructions for returning the application can be found at the top of the form. If you require more information, please contact Rayne Graff by phone at 943-8765 Ext. 111 or by e-mail at rayneg@ircom.ca. Thank you for your interest.

Families who are well-established in Canadian culture are paired with families who are new to Canada for an opportunity to learn and grow together.

Family-to-Family runs from May to August each year. Once paired up, families meet together 4 times over the summer for relaxed socializing and fun outings. It’s a great way to enjoy all the fun events and activities that a summer in Winnipeg has to offer!

Volunteer families don’t necessarily need to have previous experience working with newcomers but rather a willingness to learn about a new culture and an interest in sharing experiences with another family.

Families with children are especially encouraged to apply. Applications are accepted year-round to ensure a spot in the program.

We are now accepting applications for our 2019 program. To apply, please fill out our Family-to-Family Application Form.

All Programs

Volunteer & Community Services Program

Common Ground, Stronger Voices

After School Programs

Asset & Capacity Building

Child Care

Community Resource

Greening

Newcomer Literacy Initiative

Early Childhood Development Hub

IRCOM children

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