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


Reading Room Volunteer Teachers

Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

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 teachers provide quality one-on-one instruction for these adult literacy learners in Calgary’s newcomer community, in order to…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