Help us build a strong, diverse and welcoming North Shore.



Many of our programs and workshops require the help of established resident volunteers. Opportunities include mock employment interviews, mentoring, English language practice, and participation in informational and social activities with newcomers. NSMS values the diverse skills that its volunteers bring to the organization. Established residents have the opportunity to share rich and valuable experiences with newcomers. They help us make new immigrants feel welcome, and strengthen the North Shore community by encouraging the participation of its newest residents. Newcomers who want to volunteer their time can learn about volunteering in Canada and how to connect to volunteer opportunities in the community. They gain relevant Canadian experience, but also act as role models to other newcomers, showing them that they too can make a positive contribution to their new community.


If you are ready to volunteer, click here. For a volunteer application form, click here.


Volunteer Opportunities


The North Shore Multicultural Society relies on the time and dedication given by volunteers. We would like to thank our volunteers for the countless hours they spend supporting our programs and services. Their spirit and commitment is helping us build a strong, diverse and inclusive North Shore.


Thank you to everyone who submitted a volunteer application. Our next volunteer application deadline is November 15, 2016


Volunteer roles currently available:


Conversation Leader - see flyer for details

Arabic Speaking Interpreter/Translator - see flyer for details

Farsi, Korean and Mandarin Speaking Childminder - see flyer for details

Mandarin Speaking Workshop/Program Assistant - see flyer for details

Farsi, Korean and Mandarin Speaking Youth Workshop/Program Assistant - see flyer for details


Congratulations, Sahar, an NSMS Employment Resources Assistant Volunteer: The Winner of 2016 Community Spirit Award!


Sahar helps support many North Shore newcomers in their employment search. As an Employment Resource Centre Assistant Volunteer, she warmly welcomes clients as they enter the resource centre and she provides them with information about WorkBC programs. Because she has great computer skills, she always helps clients who need Microsoft Office support. Sahar has been in Canada for one year and as a newcomer, she understands newcomers’ job search needs very well. She devotes her time to support clients and she creates a very positive environment not only for newcomers but also for the NSMS Employment team. Whenever she is at the centre we are confident that there is a caring volunteer to support the newcomers and staff.


Thank you to all our 2015 volunteers:


Afsaneh Salehi, Alissa Kim, Anna Li, Arezoo Azaripoor, Azam Sharafi, Barbra Jeong, Brenda Shouldice, Carol Riley, Dave Diether, Debbie Kennedy, Disha Bhati, Farangis Shirkoohi, Farideh Mokhtar Zadeh Sharab, Farzaneh Davoodi, Farzaneh Fotouhi, Fereshteh Yazdannezhad, Fiorenza Albert-Howard, Haleh Shirchian, Iman Aghay, Judy Bickart, Kambiz Dabbagh, Karen Mullins, Kay Hou, Keith Jeske, Leroy Heise, Lisa Richardson, Maria Lee, Mehry Najafi, Mike Millard, Miriam Kresivo, Mohammad Fallah, Monireh Zaeimi Nikoo, Neonology volunteers, Parisa Erfani, Rita Nash, Saghi Shahrokhi, Sana Kavei, Sara Abtahi, Sarah Hosseini, Seena Heidary, Sepideh Sepehr, Shelina Neallani, Shokouh Makvandi, Sissi Wang, Soraya Bayat, Soroush Loghmani, Tara Alavi, Toktam Sajedi, Vera Radyo, Yasuko Otsuka, Zari Abbaspour.


Also, thank you to our many volunteers that chose not to list their name above but continue to provide amazing support to our various programs.

For more information contact Sochell Roman 604-988-2931.