Volunteers provide vital services to MCRS clients, cultivate welcome within our community, and create a place where all those seeking safety can find home.


Reception role description and requirements HERE

Translation/Interpretation role description and requirements HERE

Download the volunteer application HERE

Send your resume and completed application to volunteer@mcrs.ca

Vacant Volunteer Positions

Office Support and Reception:

First impressions create lasting impressions! We are looking for volunteers who understand how important it is to provide a warm and responsive welcome! The MCRS office is the main hub where our clients receive help. Answering phones, welcoming clients, performing basic office tasks, and supporting our staff encompasses a valuable team role that enables us to meet the needs of refugee claimants and their families on a daily basis.

Times: Tuesday 9:00am to 12:30pm

Translation/ Interpretation:

Going through the refugee claim process without knowing English can be very difficult. If you speak, read, and write in another language, you can provide support by translating key documents for claims and interpreting in vital meetings in the office.

Times: 9:00am-12:30 pm or 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday

We are currently seeking Spanish and Arabic translators.

Filled Volunteer Positions

The following positions are currently filled. Please check back regularly for openings.

Member of Board of Directors:

We are seeking volunteers to serve on our Board of Directors for a two-year period. The Board Member helps to define the vision and mission of the organization, formulate and oversee the policies and procedures by which MCRS does its work, and assure that we work within these parameters and those defined by all relevant statutes.

This is a great opportunity to exercise leadership skills, strategic decision-making processes, and network with people who have the same passion for refugee claimants and their needs in a positive team-oriented environment.

Learn more about the opportunity by following this link: Board of Directors posting_08092018

Event Support:

We run 3-4 fundraising events each year. These events are essential in raising the financial resources MCRS needs to do our work. They are also designed to grow awareness in the community of the journey and needs of refugee claimants! We are looking for volunteers who can bring energy, creativeness and passion to these events, working with other volunteers and partners for success!

Times: various; approximately 5-8 hours per week.

Communications Support:

Help keep our website and social media platforms up to date! We want all of our stakeholders to have the latest breaking news and information that will enable them to respond in good time to the things that matter to them!

Times: various; approximately 3-5 hours per week.

Caseworker Support Volunteer:

We are seeking volunteers who can invest time to become well trained, quality supports to our caseworkers to assist in meeting the needs of our high volume settlement work.

Times: One 4 hour shift per week.

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