Volunteering

Help us help others.

Volunteers are the ambassadors of Canada because they introduce not only English language but also Canadian culture to newcomers. Our volunteers’ dedication and contributions allow us to provide even more comprehensive services to our clients.  We would like to thank all of the Calgarians who are currently volunteering or have volunteered in the past with us to help new immigrants find a sense of belonging in Canada through improved overall communication skills and a better understanding of Canadian culture.

Current volunteering opportunities at Calgary Immigrant Educational Society are listed below.

One-Time Volunteer Opportunities


Sorry, there are no volunteer opportunities available right now.

Flexible Volunteer Opportunities


Drop-in ESL Administrative Volunteer

Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

Position Perhaps the most unique and accessible of all our programs, CIES has been delivering its one of kind Drop-In ESL Program since 1988. Funded by the Government of Alberta, this program assists students with their overall communicative competence and work on their language skills in a flexible way, despite their other commitments. Drop-In ESL is…Find Out More

Reading Room one-on-one Tutors

Position Our clients are referred to the Reading Room for a variety of reasons. These may include: having had little or interrupted education in their countries of origin, possessing a learning disability, or experiencing trauma. Reading Room volunteer tutors provide quality one-on-one instruction for these adult literacy learners in Calgary’s newcomer community, in order to…Find Out More

Volunteer Translator (Tigrinya, Vietnamese, Arabic and Amharic)

Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

Role Summary: The Calgary Immigrant Educational Society (CIES) is looking for a volunteer translator to translate marketing and promotional materials for the Society from English (the source language) into different languages (the target language) to promote our newcomer programs. Volunteer should be fluent in writing in one of these languages: Tigrinya, Vietnamese, Arabic or Amharic.…Find Out More

Drop-In ESL Volunteers

Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

Position Perhaps the most unique and accessible of all our programs, CIES has been delivering its one of kind Drop-In ESL Program since 1988. Funded by the Government of Alberta, this program assists students with their overall communicative competence and work on their language skills in a flexible way, despite their other commitments. Drop-In ESL is…Find Out More