Thank you for your interest in volunteer at ACCES Employment!
ACCES Employment relies on the advice and insight of sector experts who regularly volunteer with our programs to support and prepare our clients for the Canadian workplace. We can customize Volunteer opportunities with ACCES to welcome you or your corporate team.
The model of volunteering and mentoring at ACCES aims to create as many direct interactions between our jobseekers and working professionals. This is the most important use of volunteer time and effort, and is of greatest benefit to the future success of our jobseekers.
Below are some volunteer opportunities with ACCES.
Newcomers to Canada face a number of challenges including the lack of a professional network. ACCES Employment’s Speed Mentoring® program and Speed Mentoring® en Francais program is an innovative solution that creates the opportunity for new Canadians to meet face-to-face with professionals in their sector. Mentoring new Canadians can be a rewarding volunteer experience and a great team-building exercise. Events can be organized to accommodate any number of participants and professional backgrounds.
Join ACCES Board
Our Board of Director’s People Committee is currently seeking 2 volunteers to join our Board of Directors, starting on a 3-year term. We encourage executive leaders with backgrounds in public policy and the not for profit sector to apply for this position.
Support Newcomer Entrepreneurs
The Entrepreneurship Connections program and the Entrepreneurship Connections Pre-Arrival program assists new Canadians in launching businesses in Canada. As part of these programs, participants are matched with established entrepreneurs to assist them in navigating the local entrepreneur landscape.
Mentor with TRIEC Mentoring Partnership
The TRIEC Mentoring Partnership at ACCES Employment is a great opportunity for mentors looking to make a lasting impression on the lives of new Canadians. Mentors commit to a total of 18 hours over three months. Meetings can be in person, online, over the phone and can include referrals for information interviews. Mentors must have worked in their field for at least two years in Canada and have a combination of industry knowledge and business experience. Learn more about the TRIEC Mentoring Partnership now.
Hearing from working professionals in their sector is a valuable experience for newcomers. Volunteer guest speakers are able to give jobseekers insight into firsthand experiences in the sector. They often share their career path, emerging trends, and recruitment information about their employer or with other businesses they are connected with. This is powerful insight for a jobseeker new to the Canadian workplace.
Virtual volunteering connects newcomers with working professionals from across Canada. This is a great volunteering option for those who have limited time or are unable to travel to events in the GTA. As a virtual volunteer, your expertise will positively impact our jobseekers both locally and from around the world. Virtual volunteer opportunities may include any of the following:
- Delivering job search related webinars (20-30 minutes on a topic of your choice)
- Employer panels/Q&A sessions via video conference
- Career information sessions
- Virtual mock interviews
- Virtual Speed Mentoring® sessions (team of 6+ members required)