Volunteering Opportunities

Opportunity to Connect

Volunteers are a vital part of our organization and the Saskatoon community. Volunteering programs provide individuals with the opportunity to connect with our organization, the newcomer community and with other groups in Saskatoon.

Volunteer Information Session

The first step in joining our volunteering program is to attend an information session. In these sessions, volunteers learn more about SODS and our volunteering programs and have an opportunity to ask questions. Please check our calendar for the next session date.

Steps to becoming a volunteer:

  • Register to attend a Volunteer Information Session by filling out the form below.
  • Complete the application package provided during the information session.
  • Complete a reference check and criminal record check.
  • Attend program-specific training.

Volunteer Sign-Up

Note CLB stands for Canadian Language Benchmarks and IELTS stands for  International English Language Testing System.

Volunteering Programs with Saskatoon Open Door Society

We have many different volunteering opportunities for newcomers and non-newcomers. If you would like to volunteer for a program or an event, we would love to hear from you.

Newcomer Volunteer Connections

(For newcomers, in Canada at least 1 day)
  • Front Reception Assistance – welcome visitors to SODS and support reception staff, CLB 5+

  • Conversation Circle Assistant – assist in weekly small group English conversation practice, CLB 3+

  • Community Placement – guidance in becoming a volunteer at an organization in Saskatoon, CLB 4+

Flexible Programming

Core Programs

(For non-newcomers, in Canada 1+ years and CLB 6+)
  • Conversation Circle Leader – lead weekly with small group English conversation practice

  • Mentoring – visit a newly arrived refugee’s home weekly for 6-12 months.  Must have lived in Canada at least 3 years, CLB 9+

  • Youth Study Group – volunteer in a high-school study group once a week from 3:30-6:00pm

  • Youth Program – participate alongside youth as a leader and mentor

 

Flexible Programs

(For newcomers and non-newcomers)
  • Special Events – assist with activities and events as they occur throughout the year

  • Childminding – supervise children while parents participate in programming

  • Group Volunteering – join a small group and volunteer at local events and organizations