LeRoy (on right in photo) has been regularly volunteering at NSMS since 2013 for the Community Connections programs to meet and mingle with newcomers. “I learn from newcomers how a small bit of effort or encouragement can help someone improve their life. Regardless of where they come from their goals and dreams are very similar.”



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. Volunteer Commitment: Please note that some programs might require you to be reliable and commit to a minimum of 3 to 6 months.

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. Volunteer Application Online, 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 February 15, 2019


Volunteer roles currently available:


LINC Classroom Assistant - see flyer for details

Conversation Group Leader - see flyer for details


Youth Volunteers (Ages 14-18)


We also have volunteer opportunities for youth to gain leadership and interpersonal-skills by connecting with their community. For a Youth Volunteer Application, click here.


NEW: Click here for a copy of our Community Connections Volunteer Newsletter, Fall 2018

Congratulations to NSMS volunteer Yasmin Cooper: Winner of the 2018 Community Spirit Award!

Yasmin started volunteered in our Host Program back in 2010 and has been one of the most dedicated and committed volunteers at NSMS. Actively participating in our Community Connections & Seniors Sparks Programs, Yasmin passionately contributes her skills, knowledge and experience to newcomers as she understands the challenges they face settling in their new home in Canada. She has been is very supportive, welcoming and engaging with clients in a professional manner.

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