Become a Volunteer Event Planner with NEAT (Newcomers Explore and Appreciate Toronto)

*. Are you a newcomer looking for hands-on “Canadian” work experience?
*. Are you interested in event planning or project management?
*. Do you enjoy history, architecture, nature?
*. Do you enjoy walking, exploring and meeting new people?
*. Do you want to learn new skills or enhance your skills?
*. Are you looking for flexible volunteer hours that would fit well with your schedule?

If you have answered ‘yes’ to any of the above questions:

That's NEAT!

Newcomer Event Planners are matched with mentors to explore Toronto by walking and organize at least 2 guided tours or outdoor activities during 4 to 6 months' time.

NEAT teams work all around Toronto as per their own schedule and are expected to organize guided tours and outdoor activities.


*. Must be an immigrant or convention refugee over the age of 18
*. Must be able to commit to the program for a period of 4 to 6 months
*. Willingness to travel within Toronto
*. Ability to walk for a couple of hours or more
*. Willingness to spend time outdoors during fall/winter
*. Interest in exploring Toronto, organizing winter activities, learning new skills, openness to new ideas and using one’s full potential
*. Ability/willingness to work in a team as well as independently
*. English Language Level 4 and up is encouraged.

Contact Rubeen Chauhan, Mentorship Program Worker at 416-588-6288 x 231 /

Most orientation Sessions, Match Meetings and training are held at CultureLink’s office: 2340 Dundas Street West, Suite 301 (Near Dundas West Subway station)

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* 1. Do you have a valid Permanent Resident (PR) card or landing paper or letter of acceptance for Convention Refugees?

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* 2. Have you been matched with a CultureLink Mentor before: