FCJ Refugee Centre serves refugees and others at risk due to their immigration status, and welcomes anyone asking for advice, counsel and support regarding these issues. We welcome volunteers who are eager to support the work that FCJ Refugee Centre does. Our hours of operation are from Monday to Friday from 9: am to 5:00 pm
The FCJ Refugee Centre depends on volunteers who help with all aspects of our work. The volunteers may be:
- former clients
- pro bono law students
- law students
- placement students from the colleges
- referrals from other agencies
Why become a volunteer?
• Be part of an exceptional team
• Support your community
• Get experience in the area of your expertise
• Strengthen your resume
• Opportunities to participate in workshops, conferences, training, etc.
• Expand your network of friends and contacts
Our new volunteer positions will be listed here.
Steps to become a volunteer
- Register to our VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION SESSION and submit it with your resume.
- Identify the volunteer position you are interested
- Fill out the VOLUNTEER AGREEMENT FORM
- Attend a training for the volunteer position you are applying
NEXT VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION SESSION: October 16th , 2018 from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Special opportunity to join us through RIDE FOR REFUGE
On September 29th, we’re going the distance for all those who need refuge and hope.
As Staff/Youth/Volunteers at FCJ Refugee Centre we see firsthand the incredible and meaningful services the Centre provides from providing immigration support to settlement services like medical care for uninsured people, just to speak of a few! The Centre provides a safe and supportive space while addressing systemic inequities by persistently taking action in challenging the marginalization and discrimination that many face when in Canada and/or newly arriving to Canada.
Join us in either riding, walking or taking a stroll! Please also consider donating to our page and fundraising for FCJ Refugee Centre, so the Centre can continue doing the important work we do!
FCJ Refugee Centre strives to meet the diverse needs of uprooted people in communities across Ontario. FCJ Refugee Centre attempts to address the problems of poverty and lack of resources, isolation, and discrimination through community-based programs, which promote self-help, personal growth, community economic development and social justice.
Inspire, Empower, Grow
Read our latest stories of volunteers’ experiences at FCJ Refugee Centre.
The 8 months of my placement at FCJ has given new meaning to my existence. I came across different clients of all races and culture.
“I find my job at the FCJ Refugee Centre interesting as I interact with newcomers from different countries almost every day,” said Jo-Anne who just joined FCJ for a 6 week coop placement as a receptionist.