Volunteers are needed for:
- Child minding, providing childcare so parents can attend appointments
- English tutors, practicing English with refugees
- Bus tours, assisting and orientation of public transit
- Matches, connecting with a refugee or a family as a ‘friend’ in the community
- And more
(IFSSA) is helping families sponsor relatives, and refugees (both private and government sponsored) with settlement and integration into Edmonton. IFSSA is asking for donations to help support refugees through crisis, run welcoming events, and hire qualified staff. IFSSA has a drop off location for clothing and food. It is looking for volunteers and donations.
IFSSA is also hiring a number of positions to help assist with their efforts. To learn more, see IFSSA Jobs.
(EMCN) - collecting volunteer information and financial and physical donations. All financial donations to EMCN for the Syrian refugees are going into an Emergency Fund to allow EMCN to respond efficiently and flexibly to the emerging needs of the refugees as they arrive.
For more information, please contact the Mennonite Centre for Newcomers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 780-423-9677.
Local Community Initiatives
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#WelcomeRefugees: Join the conversation
The Government of Canada is encouraging Canadians to talk about this important initiative and share your stories. Use social media to share what you are doing - donating, volunteering or sponsoring - to help welcome Syrian refugees. Use the hashtag #WelcomeRefugees to join the conversation on Twitter.