Monday, December 12, 2016

CFN Productions - The Volunteer Files

A great way to learn about different cultures, help others, network, and expand your resume, all at the same time, is to volunteer with an organization like CFN.  The benefits of volunteering in fact work both ways and often it's the volunteer who gets more out of donating his or her time and effort. Volunteering means establishing great connections, building your career, and supplying a sense of purpose. Above all else, a volunteer is on the front lines of community building and making Calgary the best city it can be.

Last week CFN productions had the chance to talk to Veronica Radder, from the Volunteer-led Refugee Integration Project. In order to meet the demand of a larger influx of refugees accessing services at our Centre and respond to the offers of volunteer support from the community at large, the Centre for Newcomers created a volunteer-led response and Veronica has been with us since its inception back in April 2106. The Project offers the ability for refugees on wait-lists to still be in touch with the Centre, gain networking skills and learn about the community. Volunteers are involved in the integration process through networking and building community with newcomers. Centre staff act as liaisons to assist the volunteers, coordinate efforts and invite refugee clients to activities and events. Find out more about the different volunteer opportunities at CFN by giving us a call at 403-539-5854 or visiting our website. To hear Veronica's thoughts on volunteerism and her time working with the Volunteer-led Refugee Integration Project click below.

The Volunteer Files @ CFN from CFN Productions on Vimeo.

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