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

Say What? Supplementary Pronunciation Program

Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

Project Description: This program is a volunteer-driven practice supplement to CIES’ LINC and Drop-In ESL programs.  Students will be provided with access to computers and software, with a volunteer facilitator providing guided practice. This class will be offered 4 times a week between 3-4 pm at CIES’ Forest Lawn location. Volunteers needed: Volunteers for the…Find Out More

CIES: Volunteer Tutor for Chat Mates Program

When: Weekdays (1-hour commitment) Where: CIES - Southeast & CIES - Northeast, 1723 – 40th Street, SE & 3820 - 32nd Street, NE, Calgary Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

Position: Sometimes learning English in the classroom is not enough.  Chat mates provides opportunities for CIES students who are just learning the language to practice with a fluent speaker from the community.  As a Chat Mates tutor, you will provide topical conversation sessions to a new Canadian eager to gain knowledge about his or her…Find Out More

CIES: Guide Content Writer

When: Anywhere, Anytime Where: Online Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

Position CIES is looking for talented, passionate writers to help with researching and writing comprehensive guides for a variety of topics related to immigrant settlement. As more newcomers look online for guidance, it is our intent to provide modest assistance to help them make informed decisions about their life in Canada, and to provide supplementary…Find Out More

CIES: ESL Instructor

When: Weekday Afternoons / Evenings Where: CIES - Southeast, 1723 – 40th Street, S.E., Calgary, AB T2A 7Y3 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