Volunteering to Gain Experience

How can I volunteer to gain experience?


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Whether they have a job or not, many people in Canada spend some of their time volunteering. Volunteering is unpaid work mostly with non-profit, community, sports or healthcare organizations. There may also be opportunities to volunteer in schools and libraries. The benefits of volunteering include:

  • gain work experience
  • get local references
  • find out about job leads
  • learn about Canadian workplaces and community issues
  • practise your language and communication skills
  • develop new skills – eg. interpersonal, organizational and fundraising skills
  • make new friends and contacts
  • make a contribution to your new community

To find out more about opportunities in the Halifax area visit here or do a Google search on “volunteering in Nova Scotia”. Contact your local school or library to ask about volunteering there.  (Read More 1)

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If your language is good, consider being a volunteer tutor. For more information contact:

  • Source

    Source 1: Can I volunteer to get Canadian experience?

    Ontario Settlement.org

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    Read More 1: Volunteering in Halifax

    Halifax Municipality Website