YMCA of Greater Toronto (Next Stop Canada- Youth Mentor (Online))

Organization Name: YMCA of Greater Toronto
Opportunity Title: Next Stop Canada- Youth Mentor (Online)
Category: Social and Community Service
Commitment: 6 months to 1 year
Start Date: March 1, 2020
End Date: January 30, 2021

Email: prearrivalnsc@gmail.com
Website: https://ymcagta.org/
  • Appropriate for youth (i.e., less than 18)
  • Training or orientation required
Opportunity Description:

Major Duties May Include: ·  Mentoring and chatting with pre-arrival youth to help them with their settlement needs. · Sharing immigration experience and providing practical settlement tips to pre-arrival youth. ·  Working with other NSCY mentors to develop NSCY online content (blogs, vlogs). ·  Assisting with creation of monthly newsletter and knowledge articles. · Attending two mentor meetings per month to further develop skills and provide input for NSCY. ·   Attending two live-chat sessions per month to engage with pre-arrival youth on the platform. · Assisting with meetings including facilitating discussions, helping with activity set-up, and post-activity clean up (if needed). · Completing mentor training.   Qualifications: ·  Ages of 14 – 21. · Experience working with newcomers or have life experience as a newcomer is an asset. · Experience and sensitivity dealing with people from different cultural, racial and socio-economic backgrounds. ·  Demonstrate good technological experience and usage of social media tools (i.e. Facebook, Twitter) ·  Responsible, punctual, outgoing and friendly while demonstrating a willingness to learn. ·   Demonstrate strong leadership and team work skills. ·   Only qualified candidates will be invited for an online interview.

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